NEC PC-FX Mouse (FX-MOU) Repair

NEC PC-FX Mouse (FX-MOU) Repair

When taking new screenshots for my old PC-FX articles, I noticed that my PC-FX mouse (FX-MOU) didn’t work properly anymore. It still detected the movement fine, but if failed to register one of the mouse buttons. My spare mouse turned out to suffer from this too.

It’s time for a quick repair. Two screws underneath the label hold the mouse together (marked with yellow circles).

NEC PC-FX Mouse (FX-MOU)
NEC PC-FX Mouse (FX-MOU)

The PCB is labelled Mitsumi TD-T13V.

The buttons are labelled Omrom B3M, which points to the replacement part: Omron B3M-6009 long-stroke tactile switch.

Omron B3M-6009 long-stroke tactile switch
Omron B3M-6009 long-stroke tactile switch

A final test with the new buttons before closing the mouse: The mouse works fine again and the click sound is much louder than before.

NEC PC-FX Mouse (FX-MOU) - new buttons
NEC PC-FX Mouse (FX-MOU) – new buttons

The PCB of the second mouse has a subtle difference: The four solder jumpers 1-4 are open. Upon closer inspection, we can see on the back that the jumpers switch the resistors of the light emitters/detectors of the encoders in parallel.

I didn’t investigate this difference any further though because both mice work fine as they are.

NEC PC-FX Mouse (FX-MOU) repaired
NEC PC-FX Mouse (FX-MOU) repaired

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