cross-posted from: https://sh.itjust.works/post/15970180

I dropped my launch edition steam deck last night on carpet and while all the buttons still worked- something was rattling inside of it. After I opened it up I discovered a missing chunk of plastic from the R2 trigger, that piece presses against another to keep the button from over articulating. I suspect this trigger absorbed most of the impact, there was no other visible damage.

Of course I was upset that I broke it, but so very pleasantly surprised to find ifixit had the trigger in stock and reasonably priced. This availability made me love the deck even more, and really the fact valve made these parts available places the deck above any other competition in my mind.

This machine is built to last, I am so excited to get it fixed and get back to gaming.

  • JoshCodes@programming.dev
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    4 months ago

    Imagine the alternative world where you had to back up your data, discard the device and buy an entirely new one because a simple piece of plastic broke.

    Apple will tell you this practice allows them to build innovative and superior products while integrating hardware and software compatibility closer than ever.

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      4 months ago

      When it happened, I was entirely ready to accept the drop as an excuse for OLED model upgrade, then I found the iFixit shop and those thoughts were dashed haha

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        4 months ago

        I really thought I wanted the oled, so I did a fun little thing to be sure.

        I played every boss on cuphead back to back on the steam deck and the oled switch to see how I’d feel about it.

        I’m good holding my money. It would be nice, but I don’t need the upgrade.

        I’ll upgrade if a good opportunity comes along or when the next iteration comes out with significantly more powerful hardware.

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    4 months ago

    Mine got dropped down a flight of carpeted stairs, and the only issue is the left shoulder button. Even though not covered, Valve is willing to ship it back to them and take a look at it!

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    4 months ago

    Random tidbit for @CaptDust@sh.itjust.works: your Steam Deck’s motherboard was manufactured in mid December of 2021 (W51Y21).