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(Windows Central)   "Million-dollar mistake" affects dbrand's Steam Deck case fans in a most amusing way   (windowscentral.com) divider line
    More: Amusing, Affect, Affect display, Delta fan owners, Affective science, new case, Delta fan, Steam Deck owners, Project Killswitch  
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1166 clicks; posted to STEM » on 03 Oct 2022 at 6:18 AM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-03 6:21:15 AM  
How the fark do people not check things like this in 2022?
 
2022-10-03 6:44:52 AM  
It's always heat dissipation issues.  Hell, hire me and I'll make sure there are no red rings of death.
 
2022-10-03 6:52:42 AM  

Concrete Donkey: How the fark do people not check things like this in 2022?


Probably something that fails to manifest for some time - those issues are MFers in QA.  Still, can't fault their response at least.  "We farked up, so you get a replacement or a refund regardless of which one ya got."  Fair enough
 
2022-10-03 7:19:25 AM  

Concrete Donkey: How the fark do people not check things like this in 2022?


Come on, don't be so non-disruptive ! Be cool, for once.
 
2022-10-03 7:19:35 AM  

Concrete Donkey: How the fark do people not check things like this in 2022?


From what I've seen reported, it's because this only affected the fan used in the first runs of the Steam Deck, and DBrand was unable to secure any of those older models for testing, having only received the units using the newer fan from Valve
 
2022-10-03 7:54:11 AM  

the_sidewinder: Concrete Donkey: How the fark do people not check things like this in 2022?

From what I've seen reported, it's because this only affected the fan used in the first runs of the Steam Deck, and DBrand was unable to secure any of those older models for testing, having only received the units using the newer fan from Valve


Correct.  Valve built the steamdeck with 2 different models of fans.  The first fan they used is affected (cheaper built fan), but the later, better model fan is not.

dbrand only had the model with the newer fan style.  There is no way to determine which model you have without physically opening the steam deck, and it's most likely something dbrand didn't even know about at the time.
 
2022-10-03 8:24:52 AM  
I'm tempted to get a Steam Deck...hell, I'm tempted to get a Steam Index.

Just not willing to drop that much coin on something I might use a few times, then put away forever.
 
2022-10-03 8:51:19 AM  

kb7rky: I'm tempted to get a Steam Deck...hell, I'm tempted to get a Steam Index.

Just not willing to drop that much coin on something I might use a few times, then put away forever.


If I didn't have to jump thru so many hoops to get Switch games ported to it, I'd probably own one already.

A Steam Deck that could play Switch games natively would be worth it's weight in gold.
 
2022-10-03 9:32:37 AM  

Driedsponge: kb7rky: I'm tempted to get a Steam Deck...hell, I'm tempted to get a Steam Index.

Just not willing to drop that much coin on something I might use a few times, then put away forever.

If I didn't have to jump thru so many hoops to get Switch games ported to it, I'd probably own one already.

A Steam Deck that could play Switch games natively would be worth it's weight in gold.


Indeed.
 
2022-10-03 11:47:01 AM  
Nerds Don't Get New Plastic Thing, Lose Minds
 
2022-10-03 12:44:17 PM  
love the way the whole article and subby's headline make it easy to imagine this is a "Steam Deck" problem.

like this:
widget's iphone case has a problem.
widget's iphone has a problem.

if you don't notice the difference, that's likely casue this stuff works on you.
 
2022-10-03 11:14:06 PM  
Magnets are awesome at producing unintended consequences.

A couple years ago we had a field problem that certain devices would not turn on intermittently in a customer imaging shop.  Intermittently like 'fails on this side of the room, move it over there and it works'.

It turns out there was a magnetic switch that cut the power when the lid was closed.  If you stacked two devices on top of each other, the closed lid magnet of the bottom one would trigger the switch on the top one. So the top one would not turn on until you moved it.
 
2022-10-04 7:57:26 AM  

thrasherrr: Magnets are awesome at producing unintended consequences.

A couple years ago we had a field problem that certain devices would not turn on intermittently in a customer imaging shop.  Intermittently like 'fails on this side of the room, move it over there and it works'.

It turns out there was a magnetic switch that cut the power when the lid was closed.  If you stacked two devices on top of each other, the closed lid magnet of the bottom one would trigger the switch on the top one. So the top one would not turn on until you moved it.


Reminds me of cable interference problems we used to have back in the days before proper shielded cabling runs.  Man the 'fun' available, trying to track down what the unholy fark was making your speakers crackle.  Or what used to happen when you put speakers too close to a monitor.  Ooh look pretty moire patterns
 
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