The Steam Deck is a portable gaming PC that packs the innards of a laptop into a compact design meant to be held in your hands. But despite the tight fit, Valve promised earlier this year that the Steam Deck would be user-serviceable. And now the company is delivering on that promise.
Spare parts and repair guides are now available on iFixit. But no all the component is still available for purchase.
Got a cracked screen, a broken speaker, wonky buttons or joysticks, or a chipped case? You can buy replacement parts for any of these parts right now, along with tools you might need to complete the repairs, including screwdrivers, tweezers, spudgers, picks, and heat guns.
But there are a few key components that aren’t available for purchase yet, including batteries and motherboards.
You can find repair guides for these parts. So if you want to know how difficult it is to replace the battery (very), you can read the instructions. But you can’t buy a battery yet. The same goes for the motherboard, equipped with an AMD Aerith processor (this is considered a moderately difficult repair, since you don’t need as much adhesive).
via Valve and the iFixit blog