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.)
Earlier today we published some pages related to our upcoming parts launch with Valve. These went live earlier than we planned, so we ended up taking them down. If you did get a parts order in, we'll honor it. 💙
Stay tuned for the real launch soon!
— iFixit (@iFixit) May 21, 2022
Here’s the full list of Steam Deck parts sold by iFixit:
- Fan: $24.99
- Anti-Glare Screen (512GB Model): $94.99
- Normal Screen (64GB or 256GB Model): $64.99
- Right Thumbstick: $19.99
- Left Thumbstick: $19.99
- Action Button Rubber Membrane: $4.99
- D-Pad Rubber Membrane: $4.99
- Button Rubber Membrane: $4.99
- Speakers: $24.99
- Left Trigger Button Assembly: $7.99
- Right Trigger Button Assembly: $7.99
- Left Bumper Button Assembly: $6.99
- Right Bumper Button Assembly: $6.99
- Back Plate: $24.99
- Front Plate: $24.99
- Motherboard: $349.99
- Right Daughter Board: $29.99
- Left Daughter Board: $29.99
- Battery Adhesive: $4.99
- Screen Adhesive: $4.99
- AC Adapter (US, EU, UK): $24.99
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.