Valve shows why you shouldn’t tear down a Steam Deck by tearing down a Steam Deck

Valve has taken a novel approach to discouraging gamers from opening up their Steam Deck hardware, by demonstrating how incredibly wrong it’s likely to go.

In a instructive video teardown, the PC gaming giant, warns against tinkerers messing with the device in order to replace parts or SSD storage, because opening up the device “might mess things up, like, profoundly.”

The five minute “why you really shouldn’t do this” video posted today explains that fiddling around inside the forthcoming handheld console is a really crap idea because the parts aren’t designed to be user-swappable.

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