Broke my C64C Case

One of the best visual upgrades for the Commodore 64C has to be the new Kickstarter cases by Dallas Moore. During the campaing I got a transparent and a blue case. Later on I got two beige ones on Ebay and yesterday I got another transparent one. The purchase of the most recent case is the reason for this post.

In the process of attaching the C64 Reloaded board to the transparent case, I noticed that the left keyboard mount (3D printed keyboard mounts) would slide around underneath the board. So I decided to give the screw another turn to force the board down onto the mount to fasten it. Big mistake! The result was a broken screw inside the hole of my transparent Commodore 64C Kickstarter case. After crying out on the shoulders of my understanding wife and some Oreos cookies, I drilled out the screw. This is how the case looked after the operation.

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As more transparent cases were available on Ebay I ordered a new one (only the best is good enough for my C64 reloaded boards!). As evident from this picture, the thickness of the keyboard mount is a little thinner than the plastic with the screw hole. If it is not trimmed down it is impossible to fasten the keyboard mount to the case.

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It is real easy to do the trim with an Exacto knife. Here are the pictures of the end result.

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And the board can hereafter be safely mounted.

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