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iFixit Gives OUYA the Teardown Treatment, Finds the Small Console Fixes Up Easy

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It is like a cycle – a new mobile device comes out and first comes the drop test and screen scratch videos. After that comes the inevitable teardown from the guys over at iFixit which, unlike the first two examples, are actually interesting and useful. Now that OUYA units are actually starting to ship out to more eager developers, we get to see how the OUYA is put together and how easy it is to fix. 

As usual, the iFixit technicians get their tools and take every part of the console apart to give us their opinion on how easy the overall process is. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the easiest, the OUYA scored a 9 which is a pretty good score. The only problems that iFixit ran into was a soldered heat sink and joysticks, both for the sake of strength in such a small console. This is good news for gamers who have a tendency to rage. If you kick the tiny console across the room, it won’t take too long to get it fixed, depending on how many pieces it is in.


Via: iFixit

  • michael arazan

    Fixing the controller, very important, who hasn’t broken a controller by throwing it after getting pwned by a cheat

  • I think this is the first mobile processor setup that I have seen equipped with a fan!

  • r0lct

    Just got my shipping confirmation today, can’t wait.

    • TheProfessor

      Nice misuse of a comma.

      • mustbepbs

        Nice misuse of the comment section, good sir.

        • r0lct

          This is my new favorite reply to such nonsense.

      • Pengwn

        When you correct someone’s grammar on the internet, no matter how much it bugs you, everyone hates you.

    • Me too! I’m excited!

    • umbrellacorp

      I did, too. Did you reserve your Ouya username yet?

      • r0lct

        I got the email to set that up a few months ago. You haven’t received it yet?

        • umbrellacorp

          I received it. Just wondered if you wanted to trade them. I don’t know of anyone who bought one. Not sure if we’ll be able to do anything but always down to try and game with fellow Droid Life people.

          • r0lct

            I read “How did you reserve your Ouya username yet” For some reason. Opps.

  • Mike

    It better, considering that it’s open-ness, repairability, and hacker friendliness was one of the biggest selling points. IIRC on the Kickstarter they explicitly stated you’d be able to open the thing up and fiddle with the innards.