Valve confirms that iFixit will be an authorised seller of Steam Deck replacement parts
iFixit will also be supply Valve Index VR headset parts soon
Published: 15th February 2022 | Source: Valve |
iFixit will be a supplier of Steam Deck replacement parts
Valve's Steam Deck PC gaming handheld is due to launch on February 25th, and as launch day approaches, the company has been releasing more and more details about their new systems into the wild.
Today, Valve has confirmed that iFixit will be an official distributor of spare parts for Valve's Steam Deck system, giving Steam Deck players an official place from which they can acquire replacement parts for their handhelds. This should include replacement joysticks, batteries and other replaceable components.
Alongside this announcement, iFixit has also released a video where they hare disassembled a Steam Deck system and have highlighted many of the system's replaceable components. Below is what Valve had to say today on Steam about Steam Deck replaceable parts.
iFixit has rated Valve's Steam Deck as being a 7 out of 10 for reparability. This is higher than most devices, but far from perfect. That said, Valve's Steam Deck is more repairable than most consoles and laptops, which is a good thing for Steam Deck fans.
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.
And in case you missed it, don’t forget to check out iFixit’s teardown of Steam Deck just posted today.
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