iFixit’s Steam Deck repair guides and parts are live (but the best pieces are MIA)

Need to fix your Valve Steam Deck handheld gaming PC? iFixit is selling official parts for practically every piece of the console — and after accidentally putting those components up for sale on Friday, it’s now pushed most of the collection (and a large collection of repair guides) live for everyone.

Unfortunately, it looks like you won’t be able to buy some of the most desirable items if you click right now. The motherboard and daughterboards are MIA (if you were hoping to build a FrankenDeck), the fan and screens are out of stock (sorry, upgraders), there aren’t any thumbsticks left, and iFixit only has a literal armful of the Steam Deck’s plastic case halves last we checked.

iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens tells The Verge says that won’t be the case forever, though: “We have lots more on order and are playing catch up on the supply chain.” It also doesn’t help that some of the parts sold before they officially went on sale. “We saw higher than expected demand and sold a lot more than we anticipated on Friday,” says Wiens.

Here’s the whole list of parts that iFixit is planning to stock in the near term:

Steam Deck repair parts at iFixit

SKU / Link Name Price
SKU / Link Name Price
2600021 Steam Deck Fan / Part Only $24.99
2600022 Steam Deck Fan / Fix Kit $29.99
2600031 Steam Deck (512GB) Screen / Part Only $94.99
2600032 Steam Deck (512GB) Screen / Fix Kit $99.99
2600041 Steam Deck (64GB or 256GB) Screen / Part Only $64.99
2600042 Steam Deck (64GB or 256GB) Screen / Fix Kit $69.99
2600051 Steam Deck Right Thumbstick / Part Only $19.99
2600052 Steam Deck Left Thumbstick / 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 Membrane $4.99
2600081 Steam Deck D-Pad Rubber Membrane $4.99
2600091 Steam Deck Steam Button 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
2600161 Steam Deck Left Bumper Button Assembly $6.99
2600171 Steam Deck Right Bumper Button Assembly $6.99
2600181 Steam Deck Back Plate $24.99
2600191 Steam Deck Front Plate $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 Adhesive $4.99
2600241 Steam Deck Screen Adhesive $4.99
2600251 Steam Deck AC Adapter (US) $24.99
2600261 Steam Deck AC Adapter (US) $24.99
2600271 Steam Deck AC Adapter (UK) $24.99

Again, iFixit doesn’t have a solution for battery replacement yet, noting in a new blog post that the Steam Deck’s glued-in-place battery makes repairs there difficult.

If you do crack open your Deck, don’t forget to remove your microSD card before you open it. Some people have accidentally sheared their cards in half while trying to pull open the snap-apart case, which is otherwise quite easy to open with eight small Phillips-head screws plus some plastic clips you’ll need to pop open with a plastic pry tool . That wasn’t originally in iFixit’s guides, though the company added it after we mentioned it today.

Update, 2:37PM ET: Added iFixit CEO’s comments on supply and demand.

Correction, 2:37PM ET: The parts went on sale Friday, not Saturday as we originally wrote, according to iFixit’s CEO.

Update, May 25th, 12:29AM ET: iFixit has added warnings to remove your microSD card before you open up the Deck.

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