MechBoard64 Blue Mod

My SixtyClone C64 Replica has a sweet looking blue printed circuit board (PCB) (link). The same is the case for the installed VIC-II² PAL/NTSC Switch (link) which enables swapping the video output of a Commodore 64 between PAL and NTSC by the flick of a … Read more

SixtyClone C64 Replica

I recently treated myself with one of these nice blue Commodore 64 replica PCBs from Bob’s Bits on (link). After populating it with new parts (except for the orignal chips of course), I thought I would share my exprience. The SixtyClone is basically a … Read more

Commodore 64 RF Shield.

C64 RF Shields

To reduce any radio frequency (RF) interference with surroudning hardware (e.g. old tube TV’s), Commodore added shielding to their machines. In the early machines the RF shield came in the form of an aluminum covered cardboard that was wrapped around the motherboard. As carboard is … Read more

Mint Condition 250469

Part of the QA procedure for the MechBoard64’s (link) includes testing the keyboards in a real Commodore 64. Doing it this way calls for a lot of power cycles, cartridge swaps for testing keys, plugging and unplugging of the keyboards etc. I therefore use a motherboard … Read more