More C64 Repair Logs

During the last couple of weeks I’ve received 8 (!) broken Commodore 64 machines that were in need of repair. The repair logs of three of them have already been described here (link), while the latter five had issues ranging from faulty Serial Ports (link, link, link), … Read more…

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…

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…