NEC VERSA 2760MT

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NEC VERSA 2760MT
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Preliminary Information
Release Year 1997
Leak Risk High
Batteries Yes, NiMH for CMOS + RTC and Li-Ion for main battery
Mounting Technology Through Hole, SMD, QFP, BGA, ZIF Sockets, FFCs, High Density Interconnects
Capacitor Types Aluminum Electrolytic, Tantalum, Ceramic, Polymer
Destructive Entry Yes, brittle plastics, sealed external PSU brick

The NEC VERSA 2760MT is a PC laptop from 1997 with a 166 MHz Intel Pentium MMX CPU and NeoMagic MagicGraph 128XD GPU.

Known Issues

Unit does not turn on but battery charges or frequently encounters errors during boot sequence

CMOS NiMH battery has died

  • The rechargeable NiMH CMOS battery has a finite cycle life and will fail
  • If infrequently used the NiMH CMOS battery will leak

Solutions

  • Remove or replace NiMH CMOS battery
  • Repair any corrosion damage from leaks
    • The computer will still boot without a CMOS battery however date/time and any configuration will not be retained
    • SW50 can be removed and the computer will still boot, I have no clue what it does

Unit lags heavily or freezes or turns off suddenly when running demanding applications

Thermal interface material between CPU and heatsink is bad

  • The thermal paste will eventually dry out
  • The thermal paste will eventually be 'pumped-out'
  • This leads to poor thermal performance and overheating

Solutions

  • Check rear fan is functional
  • Clean dust from heatsink & fan
  • Replace thermal paste on both top heat spreader, bottom heat spreader and CPU board package heat spreader.

Unit does not turn on or charge, PSU LED does not illuminate

Mains charger PSU has failed

  • Unknown failure mode

Solutions

  • Attempt to repair original charger (difficult, glued/ultrasonically welded case)
  • Buy new charger with correct specifications (19 V 2.4 A DC) with NEC charger adapter (or splice existing charge cable)

Disassembly Notes

See disassembly tab for step-by-step guide.

  • The plastic in this device is thin and extremely brittle, the design relies on the rigidity of the PCBs to support the weight of the device, you are very likely to break plastic pieces when attempting a repair.
  • While this device uses machine screws and threaded metal inserts molded into the plastic case the plastic will shear easily.
  • There are a number of thin flat-flex cables and locking/hinged FFC ZIFs in this device, they are difficult to manipulate and prone to damage.
  • There are a number of high density interconnects in this device, they must be disconnected and connected by applying even force without twisting the connectors to avoid damage.
  • Use ESD safe equipment

Recommended Tools

Fastener Drivers
Fastener Types Sizes Notes
Phillips #0 Recessed screws require thin driver shaft
Hex Nut 5 mm For rear IO ports
Other Hand Tools
Tool Notes
Tweezers Removing FFC cables, retrieving screw and general manipulation
Plastic Pry Tool To open FFC ZIFs and push in LCD connectors
Fastener Organizer There's a lot of similar screws but with different lengths, head shapes and threads

Original Parts

Motherboard

RT6 R6MB VER=0.5A


IO Board

RT6 R6IO VER=0.4D

CPU Board

RT6 R6CPU VER=0.3

Replacement Parts

Repairs conducted removed CN8, CN65 and SW50, so no replacement parts were sourced. However those appear to be Molex MicoBlade connectors and an unknown possibly wide SSOP style DIP double switch.

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