October 15, 2021

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Steam Deck teardown shows the hardware’s insides, begs you not to do it yourself

If you were curious to know how Valve’s incoming Steam Deck manages to do everything it does without resorting to some sort of technological alchemy, you’ll be pleased to know that the company has released an official teardown of its upcoming handheld gaming PC.

Before the skilled hands get to work taking all the custom chips and massive batteries out of the console, though, the company spends a good minute warning you against opening the machine up yourself because you “might mess things up, like, profoundly”.

The video details a lot of the handheld machine’s hardware, and talks brave tinkerers through the process of replacing various components of the console. The warnings of the video’s voiceover are pretty stark, and frequent reminders not to do this yourself are commonplace – especially when it comes to messing with that battery.

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