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steam deck, right to repair 

Valve has put out a new video showing a teardown of their new Steam Deck console. The thumbnail literally says "You shouldn't do any of this." The video itself explains the (perfectly valid) reasons why, but also shows how to do it properly if you're gonna do it anyway. They also mention that you can buy replacement parts directly from Valve.

This is honestly a really great stance for a hardware manufacturer to take on the Right to Repair movement. WARN, don't restrict.

See, Apple? Is that so hard?

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steam deck, right to repair 

@The1AndMany valve deserves criticism for other issues, but this (and their linux support) is legit very good

steam deck, right to repair 

@The1AndMany "Warn, don't restrict" is a fantastic phrase 👍

steam deck, right to repair 

@The1AndMany Yeah, if the service guide was properly done and available, we'd have less risk opening hardware we own…

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@The1AndMany I was worried this would be the opposite of what it was, from the CW. Glad it wasn't.
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@The1AndMany based valve

steam deck, right to repair 

@The1AndMany I think the "this can easily kill you and burn down your house" thing was too far.

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