Trying to FIX a Faulty PlayStation Vita – Sony PS Vita Slim

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Hi, this video shows me attempting to fix a PS Vita Slim that was sent to me by a viewer called David. He told me that it suddenly stopped charging and it is now completely dead. He fully understands that there is a very high chance that I may not be able to fix it, but would like to see it attempted on a video.
Remember that this is just for entertainment and I am not an expert in these repairs. The processes in the video may not be the best way, the correct way or the safest way to fix these things.
I do love fault finding and trying to fix broken things so I hope that comes across in this ‘Trying to FIX’ series.
Many thanks, Vince.

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47 Responses

  1. Doc Dipshyte says:

    its bc your pads were nearly gone, jumper wires would be a better repair in this case.

  2. Mad a yard says:

    Your the best!!!

  3. Sean Scaddan says:

    Cool vid Vince

  4. matthew lemon says:

    botch wire the pins with voltage to the board onto another usb port. Test if board is charging. Then proceed.

  5. Lemming 998 says:

    Nice kitchen roll Vince – Tesco?

  6. hido1995 Hido says:

    why you don't solder some tin wire from the schematic compound in the board, i see that the corrosion in board take lot of time to clean it and melt soldering to it

  7. wassupjg says:

    nice job dude, you're explaining is clear to follow for simpletons like myself, even just for entertainment

  8. RockRedGenesis says:

    Gotta get away from game companies doing dumb crap…Hey Vince is fixing a PS Vita, something cool to watch!

  9. Jorge Grijalva says:

    Before this video I might have gave up on that stubborn USB pin solder pad! Now I know some things require a bit of persistence!

  10. Stewart Macdonald says:

    Nice one. Always enjoy your videos. Inspires me to start looking for broken consoles so I can practice soldering…

  11. Marc Dacascos says:


  12. Sadie Blackwell says:

    Great video, and good job fixing the thing! Love watching you get stuff working again, gives me hope for the old devices in the future, as you can always fix them!

  13. Ben H says:

    Nice job

  14. Ze 'Lectrode says:

    Speaking of water damage, I have a Sega Genesis (I'm American BTW) that has water damage on the Sega CD port contacts. A few days after I got my Genesis, I spilled water on the system. It still works, but I'm worried that the extension contacts won't work when I get the Sega CD add-on, any way to fix this?

    Edit: If this requires soldering, I don't have the tools, or experience to do it.

  15. DMVRAIDER 86 says:

    I got any original vita but The buttons dont work any advice

  16. Diehard4077 says:

    At 25ish you have a hard time removing the solder from the holes. At work if this happens we use a small drill bit and hand tool to hold it and we drill the solder out by hand

  17. PJ CB says:

    The thing I love the most about these videos is not the fact that we get to learn (and that they are so relaxing), rather that you don't split them into 3 to 4 parts and time them over a weekly release period. We get to watch a whole repair process from start to finish in a single video.
    You're one of the best repair channels out there, IMHO! Keep it up!

  18. kirkb4989 says:

    Do NOT use lead-free solder, it just causes more problems than it solves.

  19. Andy B says:

    Another job well done! Thanks for another great video.!

  20. Jason WB says:

    Vince, great job. Only use a charger with the same rated output voltage that the console needs. If you use a higher voltage output charger you can damage the board.

  21. Drew Dastardly says:

    That USB port was clearly FUBAR – it's often easiest to Widlarize the old component with blades and snips – only then clean up the stray pins and bits of metal that are no longer attached to each other and so much easier to clean off. The important thing being preserving the PCB pads.

  22. 38911bytefree says:

    Love the vid. You are getting serious skills !!!!. The station should kick in the heater when it senses the temperature drop (because the heat disiaption to the board). Probable on your the temp sensor is too far away from the tip that takes time to realize that more power is needed. I have seen stations (generic, but decent) that when you got the issue you had in the pad, the measured temperature falls like a rock on the LCD and the heater is turned to compensate as much as the max power can (60W in the case Im telling). Even on a fine tip, it really manages to do bigger jobs

  23. KolliRail says:

    Well done!

  24. FlyGuyDoeBoi says:

    I have a 3ds xl blue light comes on but no screens I have tried to fix it for a few days would you like to try?

  25. rolf sinkgraven says:

    Nice job.

  26. Christian says:

    I know the problem with the solderholes. I spent nearly an hour to clean it out. You make a great job. I love your channel.

  27. Chris P. Bacon says:

    You're a surgeon.

  28. xx xxx says:

    The battery is damaged because of being discharged for a long time.

  29. Wentao Wu says:

    Your soldering iron seems doesn't have enough power and struggle to solder some of the soldering points. It's not how high the temperature you set, it's about the power. The huge copper layer dissipates the heat quickly and the soldering iron doesn't have the power to maintain the proper temperature.

  30. Apollonio says:


  31. nicky goldstein says:

    great video vince, i have one of these it works ok then flashes on and off, any ideas? do u wanna fix?

  32. makinjica says:

    you also need an electric solder sucker . i like your videos !

  33. BreadVideoProduction says:

    Hi Vince your great videos encourage me to fix things from eBay. You are a great youtuber and great at fixing things.

  34. Andy Roberts says:

    Totally enjoyable video again Vince great repair job!, i was curling my toes when you were scratching away at the pad willing it to stay in one piece haha, to me it looked as though the pads were pitted slightly from the corrosion you probably rescued it in the nick of time, already looking forward to the next fix it video…..

  35. Boernie B. says:

    Top Job Sir!

  36. Bill B says:

    to clean that white crap off use vinegar and tooth brush. I use that alot when I repair solar lights.

  37. Mark Brown says:

    Good job M8

  38. Pioska says:

    Great job, Vince!

  39. Shaun Russell says:

    Whooooooooooooooo over the moon for ya Vince !!!! great fix ….. keep em coming , could sit for hours watchin your fix it videos !!!! ….Shaun.

  40. Rob Simpson says:

    I wish my mate Vince was as good at fixing stuff as your mate Vince…

  41. Beaps73 says:

    I have a phat vita that I would love to swap the port to the Micro usb to make charging easier as I have loads of those cables and the vita one always goes missing. It does look a difficult mod judging by your video, I don't know

  42. steve charlton says:

    Love your video keep up with the great content 🙂

  43. Jonathan Gibson says:

    Using Mrs V's toothbrush again

  44. Coolissim0 Unl1mited says:

    great stuff, very presistent.

  45. GamerWho says:

    The audio jack will be next, looking at that board.

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