Next week, users will be able to purchase Valve’s portable gaming PC. Last year, the company showed a disassembly for Steam Deck, but it wasn’t that detailed. Fortunately, the folks at iFixit have us covered.
The iFixit deconstruction covers everything, including the Steam Deck’s triggers, touchpad, heatsink, motherboard and chips, and more. The device is simple to open, but how straightforward is it to switch SSDs and batteries? Yes and no, in a nutshell.
The SSD is easy to remove because just one screw needs to be removed, but the same cannot be true for the battery. Because it’s kept together with a lot of adhesive and is so close to the screen, the L-shaped battery on the Steam Deck is a nuisance to deal with. To make things easier, alcohol or other solvents should not be utilised.
Many of the other parts, on the other hand, will be simple to replace, and everything will be neatly labelled for maintenance. Valve has also stated that official components and parts will be available for repairs, which is a huge advantage.
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