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You Can Nearly Build a Steam Deck Using iFixit’s Replacement Parts


I’m ready to call the Steam Deck the most consumer-friendly console of all time. Not just because the Steam Deck is easy to modify, but because Valve is working with iFixit to sell authorized parts and publish in-depth repair guides. And man, I’m shocked by the wide selection of parts that iFixit will offer.

As spotted by IGN, the gang at iFixit accidentally listed its Steam Deck parts selection a bit early. And you can nearly build your own Steam Deck using these parts—iFixit will sell motherboards, front and back plates, screens, fans, and so much more. The only stuff that’s missing, as far as I can tell, are touchpads, batteries, SSDs, action buttons, EM shields, and ribbon cables. (Though iFixit tells IGN that it will eventually sell Steam Deck batteries.)

Here’s the full list of Steam Deck parts sold by iFixit:

Note that iFixit offers “Fix Kits” with many of these parts. These kits cost an extra $5 but include all the tools you need to complete a repair, like screwdrivers and spudgers.

To be clear, you can’t really build your own Steam Deck using these parts—iFixit is missing a few key components. But I won’t be surprised by some YouTuber hacks together a Steam Deck using parts sourced from iFixit and other companies. It’s bound to happen eventually.

Andrew Heinzman Andrew Heinzman
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