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This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Steam Deck, use our service manual.

    Final Thoughts
    • The opening procedure is simple and straightforward
    • There’s above-average modularity for most components
    • You only need one Phillips screwdriver for all your repairs
    • The storage solution here outclasses a lot of current laptops
    • The battery is difficult to remove
    • We would have preferred a more modular charge port
    Repairability Score
    Repairability 7 out of 10
    (10 is easiest to repair)


Exciting news! I’m pretty surprised that Valve used a custom-designed AMD APU instead of an off-the-shelf variant like the 4800U or something.

Ethan Zuo - Reply

Another youtube vid? Where’s the nice text and pic teardown? I guess it’s just not worth the effort for selling tools and parts, isn’t it?

Xeoninside8044 - Reply

There’s literally an entire service manual 😂 stop being negative just because you can’t search.

John Paul Wilkens -

Yeah....... As xeoninside8044 said, images and text please!

A videos a handy reference but I want to see high res images and read text alongside it, that way I can digest the description and images at exactly the right pace and it soaks in to my dense skull! Whereas with a video when you pause the image/s, you basically lose the text and are viewing it without the descriptive context.

Maybe that's just how I learn......

Russ - Reply

To anyone else here who might be looking for a teardown article- There is one! It's tucked away under the "Blog" / news portion of the iFixIt site, rather than the Teardown section for some reason.

Mark - Reply

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