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iFixit did a teardown of the Steam Deck, official partner for parts

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Today, Valve has confirmed that iFixit will be their official partner for getting replacement parts for the Steam Deck. Plus, there's a teardown video.

From the official announcement:

Hope everyone’s doing well – 10 days and counting until launch day! We have some exciting news to share. If you watched our Take a look inside Steam Deck video (aka the “please don’t do this” video), you may remember we said certain Steam Deck replacement parts would be available for purchase.

Today, we’re announcing that iFixit will be one of the authorized sellers of Steam Deck replacement parts – as well as replacement parts for the Valve Index VR kit. We are still hammering out the details, and will be sharing more info on this soon.

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You can also see iFixit's full blog post for extra info.

Valve continued to be clearly consumer-focused with their approach to the Steam Deck. With plenty of the software being open source, releasing the CAD files and now this too. It's pretty amazing and we can't wait to see more from it.

The Steam Deck releases on February 25.

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10 comments

pete910 15 Feb
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TL:DW version ?

Also, I like the references in the article pic/thumbnail
chowder 15 Feb
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Go Vavle!
elmapul 15 Feb
i hate this meme, but now i have to say it:
valve does, what nintendon't

its amazing how valve is changing the industry for better, with good/consumer friendly pratices
Wow, iFixit are hard to please. Every part is replaceable, I can even imagine motherboard / SoC upgrades being available in the future, and only merits a 7/10 repairability score!
whizse 15 Feb
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Quoting: thoughtfulhippoWow, iFixit are hard to please. Every part is replaceable, I can even imagine motherboard / SoC upgrades being available in the future, and only merits a 7/10 repairability score!
They do have a point about the battery though. I just hate it when it is glued down.
Linas 15 Feb
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Quoting: elmapulits amazing how valve is changing the industry for better, with good/consumer friendly pratices
It's hard not to be a Valve fanboy at this point. Say what you will, but they are one of very few tech companies that actually treat their customers with trust and respect.
Arten 15 Feb
I think Valve hate logistics with parts So they outsource it. Valve is happy, iFixit is happy, customers are happy.
And nintendo ... hate it because we can see how it can be done :-D
Kraus 16 Feb
Quoting: chowderGo Vavle!

This needs to be our rallying cry!
kaiman 16 Feb
Quoting: whizseThey do have a point about the battery though. I just hate it when it is glued down.
Same here. It's a consumable, it should be user-replaceable, and preferably without tools. The rest looks pretty good though.
pete910 16 Feb
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I think they glue batteries in as glue flexes slightly, Being a device that's "Portable" it's likely to be dropped the odd time.
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