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“The Steam Deck is a very tightly designed system, and the parts are chosen carefully for this product with its specific construction so they aren’t really designed to be user-swappable,” the technician said. “Opening up and replacing parts might mess things up, like, profoundly.”

So what’s the takeaway? Don’t fuck with the Steam Deck. Of course, if it’s in your hands, it’s yours, you can do whatever you want with it. But a lot of technical know-how is required to ensure your Steam Deck doesn’t become a Steam Rock, doomed to just sit on a shelf, never to be played with again.