This summer, Steam Deck Replacement Parts is going on sale. In a few months, Steam Deck Replacement Parts might be stocked by iFixit, as stated by a new report.
Steam Deck Replacement Parts are Going on Sale this summer
The Verge spoke to Kevin Purdy, an editor at iFixit – The tech site that publishes the teardown of hardware and scores devices for repairability – who indicated that said parts would actually be made available starting from this summer.
Just as you might recall, in February, valve revealed that iFixit would be one of the authorized sellers of the replacement’s parts for its handheld gaming PC, but when this scheme would actually kick-off was yet to be known.
Also, the verge also probed as to which parts would be available initially, but they didn’t have any joying in getting specific at the moment (the site did point out an email marketing sign-up that you can make use of and get notified by iFixit when the official steam deck parts arrive in stock).
First Steam Decks Parts to Arrive for Sale
However, Valve stated that the two elements that would be available on sale would be the Thumbsticks and SSDs. The two are the obvious and useful candidates for switching out should anything go wrong with the original ones. The firm also stated that “possibly more” components would become available for purchase, also.
Although the details stated above were shared in a video (from October 2021), where the company stressed that they would not recommend that steam Deck owners ever open the device. And that the component of the deck is not designed to be user swappable even if it can be done.
Always Good to Have Options
With all that stated, Valve’s aforementioned video that came from last year shows how to perform jobs like swapping the SSD. And the company realizes that some people will not hesitate to open their devices – But presumes that only confident tech-savvy gamers would be doing so (at their own risk, naturally).
If a thumbstick does go awry, or the drive, it would be amazing if you could actually replace it and keep your Steam Deck running without having to send it out to be repaired.
Earlier we have seen several reports of the Steam Deck Stick Drift. Meaning there is a registered direction on the thumbstick when not touched. But that was fixed quickly by Valves via an update, as it was an issue with the software and not a problem that has to do with the hardware itself.