The Steam Deck is a handheld gaming PC that crams the guts of a laptop computer into a compact design that’s meant to be held in your hands. But despite the tight fit, Valve promised earlier this year that the Steam Deck would be user-repairable. And now the company is delivering on that promise.
Spare parts and repair guides are now available from iFixit. But not every component is available for purchase yet.
Have a cracked screen, broken speaker, wonky buttons or joysticks, or a chipped case? You can buy replacements for any of those parts right now, along with tools that you may need to complete the repairs, including screwdrivers, tweezers, spudgers, opening picks, and heat guns.
But there are a few key components that aren’t available for purchase yet, including batteries and mainboards.
You can find repair guides for those parts. So if you want to know how tough it is to replace the battery (very), you can read the instructions. But you can’t actually buy a battery yet. The same goes for the motherboard, complete with an AMD Aerith processor (this is considered a moderately difficult repair, since you don’t need to deal with as much adhesive).