ouya teardown

The Ouya Android powered gaming console, which initially started off as a campaign on Kickstarter, is now being shipped out. The idea of this console was liked so much that the campaign raked in some $8 million in crowd sourced funding. It launched with some 481 titles and is available for a relatively nominal price tag of $99. Obviously one has to be real, the Ouya can not upstage consoles like the PS3 or Xbox 360, but it might just carve out a niche for itself.

Since Ouya is now being shipped, the fine folks at iFixit has got their hands on a unit. Their extensive teardown reveals that Ouya is actually very easy to repair, it gets a 9 out of 10 on their Repairability Meter. Only standard head screws are used to hold the unit together, and there’s no super glue or adhesive that has been used. The only moving and modular part inside this console is the fan. In fact, the SUNON MagLev HA40101V4 fan is actually an off-the-shelf part, so it can be easily replaced if it ever dies out on you. Have a look at the entire teardown in detail over at iFixit.

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