I Bought 9 Broken PS Vita's - Let's FIX Them!

čas přidán 3. 04. 2020
I Bought 9 Broken PS Vita's - Let's FIX Them! 7 of the PS Vita's are 1001 models and 2 are 2001 models. Here are the repairs I did: replaced 2 charge ports, fixed a sticky X button, replaced 2 screens, and replaced the left analog sticks on the 2 2001 models. I also found that 2 of the handhelds didn't have any problems. I also was a bit stumped by one that had unresponsive select and start buttons. I tried replacing the small circuit board that controls those buttons but that didn't seem to help. I noticed some liquid damage on the motherboard but nothing seemed to be shorted or otherwise messed up because of it. Share your thoughts on this in the comments.

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About This Video: I'm trying to fix 9 PS Vita's and hope to be able to make about $50 per repaired handheld less whatever I need to spend on part. These have a variety of problems including messed up charge ports, sticky buttons, damaged screens, and faulty left analog sticks. And a couple of them are really, really dirty. But I also find that 2 of them are already in good working order which is always a nice surprise.


  • Any questions about these PS Vita's? Thanks for watching!

    • i remember a bunch of kids having a psvita on my school and the only game they played was fifa so i thought you could only play fifa on the vita

    • Do you sell your ps vitas?

    • @たかなしRikka not anymore, they reversed that decision last week! Some say cash-grab bluff, some say legit backlash. I lean towards the latter ;)

    • @Pigpug_214 I’m good, I have my own :3 shame they are closing the store though

    • @たかなしRikka Wow, yea I never thought they would be collectible, that’s SO strange. I wonder if should buy my fourth Vita or just fix my third?? I think I’ll buy my fourth and fix my third. Maybe even sell it to offset the cost (on the cheap, you want it??)

  • Why are these so entertaining

  • im literally searching for a white ps vita since many years, but none of them is affordable. even those from japan in good condition without anything are sold for +200$

  • thanks for repairing them, the vitas sure deserve more love

  • I bought a ps vita for $59 and it came with 2 free hardcopy games but it has loaaads of scratches... nothing that cant be solved without tlc though! I wonder why people dont try to take better care of there systems😕

  • Which website do you order these electronics from and do they do shipping internationally

  • That's about 4 days of working for me lol

  • My ps vita 2000 won’t detect the game after i Insert it in the game slot . How do I fix it ?

  • Nice video, I have a ps vita but unfortunately mine may have a mess up charging port as I only got it to charge up once, I looked at the pins and only a couple at the right were bent to the left, it's either that but now when I look at the charger again and notice it only has 4 pins on it, I'm not sure if the ps vita charger is suppose to be like or if it has a lot more golden pins than that, now I'm confused whether it's the charging port, the ps vita charger, or both, if anyone knows if it does or not please let me know

  • Watching those button pads get scrubbed sparkly was a happy place for me.

  • @TronicsFix I've been trying to replace my bad charge port and my rework station seems to be melting the plastic in the port rather than the solder. What's a good temp to set it at?

  • when someone gets a haircut in the middle of a video, you know he means business

  • Hey not sure if you reply to old videos but i figured it was worth a try but the memory card slot on my vita come how broke off but is still attached by the top parts but the card doesn't slot in. There's no videos or forums online dealing with memory card slots breaking at all

  • Steve the Dentist. Cleaning all these vitas with a hygentist's metal probe and gloves. lol

  • I bought a referbished Vita a year or two ago. Payed around €150,- for it. A nice surprise was that it came with a 16GB memory card. That wasn't mentioned on their site. They probably weren't aware of that either :) Anyway, I still play it a lot. I love the Vita. Love it even more than the 3DS probably. Too bad Sony neglected the Vita so soon. I wish I had some of your skills, though. I wouldn't dare taking apart my Vita for fear of messing it up more. I did manage to fix a yellow light of death PS3 a long time ago, though :D

  • Fun fact, price to Vita increased to 200%.

  • My 2k vita just blink green one time when i power on. How do i fix it?

  • I can't stand seeing Vitas that have been neglected, and have all that gunk, dirt, and scratching on them!

  • You good Sir earned my Subscription.

  • how to fix motion sensor psvita 1000

  • Watching you scrape and wipe down #8 was so satisfying

  • You can downgrade the latest firmware to be that of the desirable firmware to be "hackable."

  • I have a problem with my PS Vita Slim, the Start button constantly activate on its own (and often at the worst moments)... Does anyone know how to fix this? And how much would it cost to repair such problem?

  • Can I buy you a ps vita

  • good video, and very entertaining.

  • This guy is a genius, salute !!

  • I'm so glad these psv's are getting the tlc they so deserve.

  • Hey chief not to drag on your style but I think you would look good bald

  • I would love to do this. Where can i learn this? What books can i buy?

  • Stg every time I see this guy all I see is some guy that looks like the white Ice T

  • Nice repairs dude.

  • every version is hack able just you can update 3.63 to 3.65 and install enzo when I got my vita it was on 3.73 so I installed hencore and used modoru to downgrade to 3.60 and then installed henkaku then enzo

  • Sometimes copper pins in ribbon flat cable breaks...number 5 maybe has the same problem

  • how to fix lag in psvita

  • Did you replace the ribbon cable on number 5?

  • Nice Haircut

  • 18:05 and beyond nearly made me vomit, so gross.

  • Egg

  • All of them are now hackable and dongradeable

  • I Think so, That Not Broken psvitas, Thats only Not Wirkung so Good

  • It disappoints me that people treat their vita's like that...😔

  • What did you do with the vita afterwards

  • That one that had all the hand cheese was so gross lol

  • my name is Steve and I'm addicted to online shopping....

  • 18:00 "this one looks disgusting" Me eating as i see this video: 👁👄👁

  • try to put a new software one that psvita with start button problem becausse i knew that a friend of me had the same issue and fixed it with just putting a update on it :)

  • I don't get grossed out super easily, but when he picked it all that grime from that dirty Vita, I actually gagged.

  • Henkaku those things!

  • Really inspired to try and fix my cassette player

  • Can you fix Ps Vita 1000 Phat that keeps on GPU Crashing?

  • Vitas - 7th element brought me here

  • 18:13 dead skin cells

  • It's so depressing how expensive the vita is nowadays.

  • This video actually helped me fix my psvita screen :)

  • Thats not much pay i look up refurb prices and use them because if i use new parts or not 😁😁😁😁😁

  • I have 2 PS Vitas. I just brought one of mine back to life after a failed downgrade. They are very resilient little systems.

  • Holy moly

  • Can you fix mine?

  • Can I have one of them please

  • Cmon more ps vita fix please

  • I prefer to watch the taking apart and fixing not sped up.

  • I want a ps vita so bad :' C A cracked ps vita would be op. Its small has good batttery life. Just download a mod , retro arch or crack it and play any game. Sony never even supported it so it wont even matter. Its my dream console .

  • The psvita is pretty cool

  • Sir where can I send messages to you? Because I wanna get my fake psp back from 2014 fixed🙏also i don't know how to pay you though 😐

  • do you clean them before selling??most of them are gross!!

  • Where did u buy them ??

  • gpu crash vita you fix?

  • Great videos. What’s the deal with the vita 1001 charge port. Why can’t you change them to a usb c or standard usb or micro usb.

  • please have a kind heart and gift me one 😕

  • I wonder if he ever keeps any of the systems he fixes, lol.

  • hey man great channel... really sparked my interest

  • Does anyone know where he sells his fixed consols?

  • Could you solder an micro sd card slot to the memory card slot?

  • wonder why you haven't reached million subs yet, your vids are really great.

  • Woah that snapping transition was amazing

  • Зааачееем

  • where did you buy this ps vita ??

  • If sony can redesign them motherboard to work with high storage micro SD cards then the ps vita can go all out. It will solve one of the major issues it had with the proprietory storage card. I know that they wanted seamless functionality but it can give pS nenewed life

  • Apostrophes don't go in plural words.

  • You should have left them broken

  • That white 1000 model is a dream 💖 awesome video!

  • Is it possible to buy from you, eBay or Amazon possibly?

  • How do you repair it if he won't turn on?

  • Hello there, when I tried to charge my vita it will charge for a minute, after that it will not charge. Then the orange light will blink repeatedly. PLEASE HELP!

    • @Eric King I tried to open the vita and disconnect then reconnect the battery. And it worked, blinking orange light no more 😅

    • Try keeping it on the charger plugged in for like an half hour and the orange light should stop blinkin and stay solid...hope it helps

  • I've just broken my charge port on my 1stgen Vita ... I miss it so much I was using it every day , you've given me the confidence repairing it ! I hope its gonna be ok ...

    • @Nicolas Bourget Happy to hear that! However phones and portable consoles are very different structurally due to the different purposes they serve and the required space and additions to fulfill those purposes. I'm sure the lack of adhesive would only make the phones way, way bulkier compromising the portability.

    • @Armands I've just finished to repair my Vita . It was a bad solder on the charge port. The PsVita is a charm to take appart , no hidden screw and no f___g glue that you need to heat like a Samsung phone as a exemple. Really well designed , everyphone brand should have a look on how the Vita is assembled and learn from that.

    • @Nicolas Bourget Wish you luck!

    • @Armands . I've just finished disassembling it . First time for me on a PsVita so I've taken the long and sure route ... I will try to solder it this weekend . They are still pricey today totaly worth trying it

    • So... What's up?

  • TonicsFix could you please do a video explaining what you look for when you buy broken console lots? Is there anything specific that would put you off?

  • hey...so I need someone to fix my ps vita slim pch-2001. It was fine and I had it in my back pack for a few months since I last used it and I tried to pull it out and charge it to play last week and it's just dead. Won't charge, no charging indicator lights no nothing. I opted to try to swap the battery myself, and bought a used batt from on Ebay and they seem reputable so the used battery is supposedly tested as working etc...but nothing...same thing.... So I've heard that if it's not the batt that it could be the micro usb charging port and or the ic chip....both of which require soldering and the one local repair place that was willing to take a look said they don't have a solderer currently so all they'd be able to do is do a battery swap. I'm at my Witts end and have hardly used this and don't want the purchase to go to waste... any suggestions for me? or do you do repair work if I were to send it to you kind of thing? Would you be able to troubleshoot and repair? Pls let me know. Very serious inquiry here. And have been blown away at the lack of ps repair places around here...or places rather that would work on ps vita or playstation stuff. Let me know :-)

  • pretty haircut

  • I Subscribed

  • Do PSPs as it is my first true console and I’m only 12 so that would make my day

  • I am kinda curious about getting into psp repairs, this video is very informative. Great video once again

  • Bro may I have one

    • @Tronicsfix shush I'm asking from the real tronicsfix

  • Nice video and also nice hair cut

  • Estes ps vita é para conserto ?

  • Mine restarts itself ghostly and randomly i wonder if you know a fix for that ill appreciate that i am looking for that for months finding someone who can repair is another mess.

  • Do you ship them too

  • kasama lang ni pipito manaloto dati ngaun nag aayos na

  • This was a nice episode to watch. Really exciting.

  • The most common issue on these is the port bad

  • They are worth so much more now.