Commodore 64 blacj screen fix using third party PLA chip. Read the review on breadbox64.com

A Plethora of PLA’s

The most common cause of a black screen on the old Commodore 64 long boards (link) is a broken Programmed Logic Array (PLA) chip located at position U17. Based on different input signals, the PLA creates chip select signals and controls which chip is to … Read more…

Commodore 64. Mod of the year 2016. Breadbox64.com

Mod of the Year 2016

A year has passed since Mod of the Year 2015 was presented on these pages (link). That mod was based on a very discolored breadbox case which was spray-painted. It also had heaps of holes to accommodate potentiometers and plugs for the audio signals. As this years mod, Mod … Read more…

The C64 RetroPie Mod

The idea of gutting an original Commodore 64 and replacing the motherboard with a Raspberry Pi is far from new. In fact, I have already done it using an old breadbox case (link). However, during the modding process of that machine the case was completely … Read more…

Commodore 64 Project SIDFX sound mod. Swapping between SID chip files by flicking a switch. Read more on breadbox64.com

The SIDFX Sound Mod

The semi analog SID chip (Sound Interface Device) is an electronic music synthesizer and its distinctive sounds are easily recognized by any Commodore 64 owner. Back in the days, most SID tunes ended up in games or demos to basically support the graphics on the … Read more…

3D prints for the Commodore 64 Raspberry Pi mod. See more pictures on breadbox64.com

3D RaspberryPi Prints

Removing the internals of an original Commodore 64 and replacing it with more modern hardware is not new. I have previously done it using an old breadbox style case and a Raspberry Pi. However, as evident from the mod (link), the entire backside of the case was molested, making it impossible … Read more…