It's a Vita 1000 which I got from ebay. It's in excellent shape, but the L button makes a noise sort of like an old springboard mattress or creaky wooden staircase. I'm prepared to take apart the entire Vita in order to fix it. (unless there is an easier way) I mainly want to know whether I should expect any difficulties, and how to actually fix the L button afterwards. Will I need to replace something? (such as the spring or the entire L button itself) Or will lubricant work, or maybe just flexing the spring back into shape with my hands. No idea what to expect. edit: Wow this looks pretty easy: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/PlayStation Vita Left Shoulder Button Replacement/8084 There is hope! No idea what's causing it to creak, but I look forward to finding out.