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News hardware & software 07 October 2021, 11:10

author: Adrian Werner

Inside the Steam Deck - Valve Showed the Console's Guts

Valve recorded the process of opening the Steam Deck to replace parts and explained the risks of doing so.

Valve has released an interesting video showing how to take apart a Steam deck, the company's portable gaming device that will debut on the market in two months.

The video is interesting because it not only enables us to see the inside of the console, but also shows how to replace the SSD and the stick.

Despite the fact that the material was published by Valve itself, the company advises against opening the Steam Deck. The reason is supposed to be the fact that the device is not too resistant to being dropped. In addition, the screws may come off, making it very difficult to disassemble the console later.

Moreover, such action can damage the battery, which in extreme cases can even lead to its ignition. Viewers have also been warned that the warranty does not cover damage caused by such actions. So it seems that simply opening the device will not void the warranty. This will only happen if you break something in the process.

Valve should be commended for this video. Most companies simply advise against digging inside their devices, and some, such as Apple, even try to make it difficult. Steam Deck, on the other hand, not only shows you how to do it, but also explains what the risks are and what to watch out for if you decide to try.

Recall that shipping to consumers will begin in December 2021. Unfortunately, all pieces prepared for this year have already been distributed. If you make a reservation today, then your Deck should be delivered in the second half of 2022.

  1. Steam Deck - official website
  2. Steam Deck on Steam

Adrian Werner

Adrian Werner

A true veteran of the Gamepressure newsroom, writing continuously since 2009 and still not having enough. He caught the gaming bug thanks to playing on his friend's ZX Spectrum. Then he switched to his own Commodore 64, and after a short adventure with 16-bit consoles, he forever entrusted his heart to PC games. A fan of niche productions, especially adventure games, RPGs and games of the immersive sim genre, as well as a mod enthusiast. Apart from games, he devourers stories in every form - books, series, movies, and comics.