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iFixit Now Offering Authorities Replacement Components for Valve’s Steam Deck

The repair work site is likewise using repair work parts for the Valve Index VR headset.

Steam Deck owners can now purchase main replacement sets for the PC video gaming portable through repair work site iFixit. 

After an early(Opens in a brand-new window) begin over the weekend, iFixit on Monday formally introduced its devoted websites(Opens in a brand-new window) to assist Steam Deck users repair the item. The repair work company is likewise using(Opens in a brand-new window) sales on 20 various replacement parts, consisting of the thumbstick controllers, the screen, and speakers.

iFixit coordinated with Valve to use the repair work parts, in addition to in-depth guides on how to set up the parts. “Offerings include both standalone parts and Fix Kits complete with all the required tools,” the repair work business included. 

In addition, iFixit is guaranteeing more Steam Deck parts will be offered through its site, consisting of replacement batteries and even motherboards. 

Steam Deck iFixit page

The news definitely contributes to the appeal of owning a Steam Deck, which introduced in February. “Making replacement parts and repair information available to users is an important part of designing a long-lasting device that will stay out of the landfill,” iFixit stated. 

The parts are likewise reasonably budget friendly. For instance, a replacement thumbstick costs $19.99 while a brand-new screen can cost $64.99 or $94.99, depending upon the Steam Deck design.  

Nevertheless, don’t anticipate all the repair work to be simple to manage. iFixit kept in mind that changing the battery on a Steam Deck can be especially hard(Opens in a brand-new window).

“Unfortunately, the Steam Deck battery is glued in place, and buried under several fragile flex cables that must be carefully coaxed aside,” it composed(Opens in a brand-new window) in a post. “It’s definitely doable, and we’re glad to walk you through the procedure, but we wish it was easier.”  

Valve has actually likewise cautioned that if you do open a Steam Deck it will damage the gadget’s sturdiness.

In Addition To Steam Deck, iFixit is using(Opens in a brand-new window) replacement parts for the Valve Index VR headset. “We’re hopeful that other game console companies will take a page out of Valve’s book. And we’re excited for an even better next generation,” iFixit included.

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