steam cover The owners were supposed to have a new dbrand case this week. Unfortunately, an issue with Project Killswitch stopped the case from being released. dbrand made a sudden announcement On twitter and then followed up with a longer Reddit post breaking down the “million dollar bug.”
If you’re just interested in what will happen if you filed a dbrand case, you can skip to the points below, which were shared on the company’s website. Reddit post about the situation.. We’ll dive into the nitty-gritty of what caused the issues after the list. Simply put, people who ordered a Killswitch can get a refund or a replacement.
dbrand’s plans for the Killswitch Project
- All orders currently placed are still shipping.
- We are moving from a magnetic mount to a mechanical interlocking system for the kickstand (and all future accessories). This will require refurbishment of our existing production lines and is expected to take some time.
- Once the remodeling is complete, Every customer who purchased a Magnetic Killswitch is receiving a Free replacement of your case and stand. We hope to have these shipped in January. These replacements will be fully compatible with your existing travel cover, case, grips, and tempered glass. When you receive your replacement, you are under no obligation to return the magnetic version.
- Now, you may be wondering why we’re replacing every single one of them, rather than just the ones affecting Delta fan owners.
- While this issue only seems to affect units with a Delta fan, self-diagnosing which fan you have is not easy. Even if If you’re sure you have a Delta fan, you may not really notice the problem: during a low RPM scenario, the fan motor has plenty of clearance to compensate for magnetic interference from the kickstand.
- This is what we suspect was happening with the original findings of The Verge. That particular editor may have had a Delta fan and when the kickstand was attached, there was a momentary loss in fan speed, causing the fan to go higher on the programmed curve and overcompensate with the fan overload. engine available.
- Ultimately, any self-diagnosis May lead to the wrong conclusion that you have a Huaying fan. To be on the safe side and take full responsibility for the uncertainty in this problem, we prefer to simply replace all existing units.
- As a result of the above, whether or not you have a Huaying fan, we do not recommend using the magnetic kickstand. Instead, feel free to keep it on your fridge as a reminder of our failure.
- To clarify once again, everything BUT the kickstand is safe to use.
The main cause of problems with Project Killswitch is related to the magnets used to attach a kickstand to the case. the edge noticed that the magnetic mount on the case was slowing down the Steam Deck fan. The outlet spoke contacted dbrand, and the two worked together to determine the cause of the peculiar problem, along with the help of well-known YouTuber Dave2D.
The Verge shared a video of Delta’s fan affected by the Killswitch kickstand.
It appears that the magnetic kickstand only affects Steam Deck units with a Delta fan. The problem is that people can’t tell if their device has a Huaying fan (which is apparently unaffected by magnets) or a Delta fan without opening their Steam Deck. That’s not a reasonable action for dbrand to solicit people, so instead the company is handling all requests the same way.
Project Killswitch consists of a case, grips, and other components that protect the Steam Deck. Even if your Steam Deck has a Delta fan, it shouldn’t be affected by any part of a Killswitch case except the magnetic kickstand mount.
dbrand will move away from a magnetic mount in the future, opting instead for a mechanical latching system. Anyone who has ordered a case from dbrand will receive a new Killswitch, regardless of whether or not their Steam Deck is affected by the magnetic mount.
Those who placed orders before Sunday’s private release can get a replacement case and kickstand or a refund.