This week, Valve released a short video showing parts of the Steam Deck PC. It only shows how to replace some parts if needed, but Valve also explains in most of the video why users shouldn't take the device apart or why it should at least be left to the professionals.
"Even if it's your computer, or when you get Steam Deck, you have the right to open it and do whatever you want, we at Valve do not really recommend that 'Steam Deck is a system designed, and the components of this particular product' They've been carefully selected so they aren't really designed to be easy to use," says the video.
Perhaps the most important is the risk valve, which is the battery. If damaged, it can explode later, which can be life-threatening.
then concludes that anyone who disconnects the Steam Deck should disconnect the battery before touching anything inside (it's generally a good idea to disconnect any computer system when drilling inside the power supply.
Valve says opening Steam Deck even once One that will permanently reduce the impact resistance. If you want to open it, the video confirms that the screws on the back of the device are auto screws embedded in plastic parts. Mix well but can be removed easily.
Valve created A dummy video to show you how to specifically remove and replace ballistics and SSDs.All Steam Deck models use M.2 connectors for storage, even the non-SSD 64GB model.Again, Valve doesn't recommend this because the fingers are dedicated, and the company chose a Steam Steam SSD. Deck for some reason.
A different solid-state drive may consume additional power and heat output, which can have a negative impact. Battery. Due to its location, the drive can interfere Your SSD also differs from the wireless capabilities of Steam Deck and motherboard. Valve recommends using an SD card to increase Steam Deck storage, and confirmed in July that games can play an SD card.
In the video, Valve also confirms that it will receive a replacement Steam Deck components "in the coming months," including the thumb and SSD. The final retail model will be different from what is shown in the video.
Valve releases Steam Deck drop by drop and explains why not