Valve will soon tell you what components are in your Steam Deck

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A new beta client update will list the factory-installed components within Steam Deck handhelds. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

Valve is rolling out a fresh batch of beta updates for its Steam Deck, one of which could help with servicing and repairs for the handheld gaming PC by listing internal components and saving owners from cracking the device open themselves to find out.

The new component lookup view will display the model and manufacturer of each major hardware element within individual Steam Decks. However, the list is only a snapshot of factory-installed components, and so won’t recognize or update for any fresh hardware that users install themselves. Users who have enabled beta client updates can access the new component lookup via Settings > System > Model/Serial Numbers button.

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Author: Jess Weatherbed