iFixit sells almost every part of the Steam Deck – including the entire motherboard

The era of repairing your own gadgets is almost upon us, and Valve’s Steam Deck handheld gaming PC is arguably the best example yet – not only does it offer a repair-friendly design, but it now looks almost every part sold separately from iFixit.

Tonight the company prematurely unveiled a huge collection of promised repair parts on its website, and we were surprised to see it all up to the motherboard with the AMD Aerith chip in the Heart of the Steam Deck will be available soon, albeit for a pricey $350.

The Steam Deck motherboard.
Image: iFixit

In fact, iFixit will even sell parts that could be considered upgrades to an existing Steam Deck – if you decide you’d rather have the anti-glare screen that only comes with the 512GB model, or the supposedly quieter Huaying fan, than capable are to grab those for $95 and $25 respectively. You can pay $5 more for a “Fix Kit” that comes with everything you need to do those repairs – which I’d highly recommend for the screen . If you already have a spudger and screwdriver, you probably won’t need them for the fan.

Among other things, the screen kit comes with an iOpener microwave heating tool to release the adhesive from the existing screen.
Image: iFixit

iFixit was even willing to send us a full US price list for every part it will sell in the first wave, 23 different parts in all:

Steam Deck repair parts at iFixit

Article number / Link Name Price
Article number / Link Name Price
2600021 Steam Deck Fan / Part Only $24.99
2600022 Steam Deck Fan / Repair Kit $29.99
2600031 Steam Deck (512 GB) Screen / Part Only $94.99
2600032 Steam Deck (512 GB) Screen / Repair Kit $99.99
2600041 Steam Deck (64 GB or 256 GB) Screen / Part Only $64.99
2600042 Steam Deck (64 GB or 256 GB) Screen / Fix Kit $69.99
2600051 Steam Deck Right Thumbstick / Part Only $19.99
2600052 Steam Deck Right Folding Rule / Fix Kit $24.99
2600061 Steam Deck Left Thumbstick / Part Only $19.99
2600062 Steam deck left thumbstick / fix kit $24.99
2600071 Steam Deck Action Button Rubber Diaphragm $4.99
2600081 Steam Deck D-Pad Rubber Diaphragm $4.99
2600091 Steam Deck Steam Knob Rubber Membrane $4.99
2600101 Steam Deck Speakers $24.99
2600291 Steam Deck Left Trigger Button Assembly $7.99
2600301 Steam Deck Right Trigger Button Assembly $7.99
2600061 Steam Deck Left Bumper Knob Assembly $6.99
2600171 Steam Deck Right Bumper Knob Assembly $6.99
2600181 Steam deck back plate $24.99
2600191 Front plate steam deck $24.99
2600201 Steam Deck Motherboard $349.99
2600211 Steam Deck Right Daughter Board $29.99
2600221 Steam Deck Left Daughter Board $34.99
2600231 Steam Deck Battery Glue $4.99
2600241 Steam Deck Screen Glue $4.99
2600251 Steam Deck AC Adapter (US) $24.99
2600261 Steam Deck AC Adapter (EU) $24.99
2600271 Steam Deck AC Adapter (UK) $24.99

GamingOnLinux also has a partial list of UK prices.

One thing you won’t see right away, though, is the Steam Deck’s battery, which is clearly a critical wear and tear item for a battery-operated console that can easily run out of power in under two hours. iFixit only has a temporary link for the battery (and the SSD, thank you/Fidler_2K @ Reddit).

Here’s what Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit, says The edge about the battery sitch:

We are building a Steam Deck repair solution that contains all the step-by-step guides and parts you need to repair your Deck. Our first release contains the parts and tools to perform most repairs. We don’t have a battery repair fix on day one, but we’re committed to working with Valve to service these devices as they age. Replacing batteries will be essential for the Steam Deck to stand the test of time.

He couldn’t say when they will go on sale after “soon”.

There are also no touchpads, D-pads or buttons on the list yet, although iFixit will sell the rubber membranes that will be underneath. And no internal metal frame, EM shields or flexible ribbon cables. It is therefore not the case that you can build a complete deck from parts. But if you crack the plastic front panel, it might be an easy $25 fix, and you can’t say that about most gadgets.

The front and back panels of the Steam Deck cost $25 each.
Image: iFixit

It’s pretty easy to get into the Steam Deck, by the way: when my thumbstick got a little sticky, I was able to take it out for cleaning by removing just seven screws (and snapping open awkward little plastic clips, I admit ).

By the way, if you’re interested in repair and official parts, I’ve got a story later in the morning that you might want to read.

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