The Valve Steam Controller has been available for a while and now the guys from iFixit have decided to take one apart to find out what is inside.
iFixit score devices on a score of 1 to 10 on their repair index, one is the most difficult to repair and 10 is the easiest.
So how did the Steam Controller do on the iFixit teardown? The device scored a respectable 8 out of 10, this means that it is fairly easy to repair.
Here are the details on why it was given a score of 8 out of 10.
- The only adhesive we encountered was on the touchpads. All other mechanical connections are made with screws.
- The Controller’s relatively modular construction means replacing a single component will be a simple task.
- While we always say screws before glue, the non-magnetic screws used in this controller are apt to get misplaced and throw a wrench into repairs.
- The most likely-to-fail component, the thumbstick, is soldered directly to the motherboard.
You can find out more details about what the guys from iFixit found inside the Steam Controller at the link below.