iFixit accidentally outs pricey Steam Deck replacement parts
It looks like Valve and iFixit are teaming up to offer replacement parts for the Valve Steam Deck. As noted by GamingOnLinux, iFixit accidentally started selling parts for the Steam Deck on Friday in the company’s UK Store. iFixit realized the mistake soon after and took down the webpage, but not before some people managed to sneak in their orders.
Explaining the debacle, iFixit later tweeted “Earlier today we published some pages related to our upcoming parts launch with Valve. These went live earlier than we planned, so we ended up taking them down. If you did get a parts order in, we’ll honor it. Stay tuned for the real launch soon!”
What’s more interesting, however, is that performing a DIY repair on the Steam Deck is going to cost you an arm and a leg. Per the prices mentioned on the now doomed iFixit webpage, a replacement motherboard will cost £289.99, an extra bumper will go for £6.99, and a new screen for the 512 GB model will run you back £89.99.
We don’t yet know when iFixit will officially start offering Steam Deck parts. So, we’d have to wait and see if these prices remain high or iFixit and Valve revise them.