Just don't drop it in the mud or water, like I did. It was working for a short while and when it went into sleep mode it wouldn't turn back on. Opened it up. cleaned connections and 3 days later it finally turned back on when I plugged in the battery. Now the buttons don't work (touch screen does) so when it goes into sleep mode I can't wake it up by pressing the PS button. Here's hoping sony can figure it out. The customer service rep said I was the first person she had heard about that had a Vita that wouldn't work. The rep next to her, actually gave me a round of applause.