Replacement Commodore 64 Capacitors

Electrolytic capacitors can dry out and fail, and with retro machines now 30+ years old it's a good idea to replace them before damage occurs.

I have made up replacement capacitor packs for the various C64 motherboard versions (going by the ASSY / REV number printed on the top of the PCB). All caps are good brand, long life types. For ease of fitting, they have the same case style (axial/radial) as the originals.

Please note: The values originally fitted by Commodore can vary slightly (from their own schematics!). Please check the listed contents of the packs against those on your particular board. (Where there is a difference it's normally only a capacitor's rated voltage and that should not matter, but if you require a substitution just leave a note with your order in the Special Instructions box during checkout - or contact me if unsure.)

Products:

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Capacitor Pack 1 - C64 Capacitors for 326298 Rev A

A set of electrolytic capacitors suitable for re-capping a Commodore 64

Pack #1

This set is for the early "breadbin" style C64 with PCB Assy no: 326298 Rev A

It consists of:

  • 1 x 2200uf 16v axial (C19)
  • 2 x 470uf 25v axial (C88, C90)
  • 1 x 100uf 16v radial (C91)
  • 15 x 10uf 25v radial (C8, C12, C13, C14, C15, C17, C24, C34,C57, C62, C64, C65, C94, plus spares)
Price: £ 4.99   Add to cart. (3 in stock)
Capacitor Pack 2 - C64 Capacitors for 250407 rev A

A set of  capacitors suitable for re-capping a Commodore 64

Pack #2

This set is for the original "breadbin" style C64 with PCB Assy no: 250407, Rev A and is also suitable for the relatively rare KU-14194HB

It consists of:

  • 1 x 2200uf 16v axial (C19)
  • 2 x 470uf 50v axial (C88, C90)
  • 1 x 100uf 16v radial (C91)
  • 15 x 10uf 25v radial (C8,C12,C13,C14,C15,C17,C24,C34,C57,C62,C65,C94,C102, plus spares)
  • 2 x 10uf 25v radial - low profile (C107, C108 - inside VIC-II shielded area)
Price: £ 5.50   Add to cart. (2 in stock)
Capacitor Pack 3 - C64 Capacitors for 250407 rev B

A set of capacitors suitable for re-capping a Commodore 64

Pack #3

This set is most commonly suited the original "Breadbin" style C64 with PCB Assy no: 250407 Rev B

It consists of:

  • 1 x 2200uf 16v axial (C19)
  • 2 x 470uf 25v axial (C88, C90) *
  • 1 x 100uf 16v radial  (C91)
  • 15 x 10uf 25v radial (C8, C12, C13, C14, C15, C17, C24, C34, C57, C62, C65, C94, C102, plus spares)
  • 2 x 10uf 25v radial - low profile (C107, C108 - inside VIC-II shielded area)

* Please note: C88 and C90 may vary on this board - Sometimes C88 is 1000uf 25v and sometimes C88+C90 are 470uf 50v. Please choose Pack# 2 or Pack #4 instead if this is the case with your C64.

Price: £ 5.50   Add to cart. (2 in stock)
Capacitor Pack 4 - C64 Capacitors for 250407 rev C

A set of electrolytic capacitors suitable for re-capping a Commodore 64

Pack #4

This set is for the original "breadbin" style C64 with PCB Assy no: 250407, Rev C

It consists of:

  • 1 x 2200uf 16v axial (C19)
  • 1 x 1000uf 25v axial (C88)
  • 1 x 470uf 25v axial (C90) - sometimes 50v rated caps were used: makes no difference
  • 1 x 100uf 16v radial (C91)
  • 15 x 10uf 25v radial (C8, C13, C14, C15, C17, C24, C34, C57, C62, C65, C94, C102, plus spares)
  • 2 x 10uf 25v radial - lower profile (C107, C108 - inside VIC-II shielded area)
Price: £ 5.50   Add to cart. (2 in stock)
Capacitor Pack 5 - C64 Capacitors for 250425

A set of electrolytic capacitors suitable for recapping a Commodore 64

Pack # 5

This set is for the original "Breadbin" Style C64 with PCB Assembly No: 250425

It consists of:

  • 1 x 2200uf 16v axial (C19)
  • 1 x 1000uf 25v axial (C88)
  • 1 x 470uf 25v axial (C90)
  • 1 x 100uf 16v radial (C91)
  • 1 x 22uf 25v radial (C24)
  • 1 x 10uf 25v radial (C13)
Price: £ 4.75   Add to cart. (3 in stock)
Capacitor Pack 6 - C64 Capacitors for 250469-01

A set of electrolytic capacitors suitable for recapping a Commodore 64

Pack # 6

This set is for the C64C style Commodore 64 with PCB Assembly No: 250469-01

It consists of:

  • 1 x 2.2uf 50v (may be 63v, makes no difference) (C44)
  • 1 x 4.7uf 25v (C59)
  • 1 x 10uf 25v (C77)
  • 1 x 47uf 16v (C36)
  • 1 x 100uf 16v (C58)
  • 1 x 220uf 16v (C43)
  • 1 x 220uf 25v (C65)
  • 1 x 470uf 35v (C66)
  • 1 x 2200uf 16v (C63) - Use pack #7 if this is actually 1000uf 16v on your board
Price: £ 3.75   Add to cart. (3 in stock)
Capacitor Pack 7 - C64 Capacitors for 250469-01

A set of electrolytic capacitors suitable for recapping a Commodore 64

Pack # 7

This set is for the C64C style Commodore 64 with PCB Assembly No: 250469-01 (and also for those marked: Assy No. 250469, PCB 252311 Rev.4)

It consists of:

  • 1 x 2.2uf 50v (may be 63v, makes no difference) (C44)
  • 1 x 4.7uf 25v (C59)
  • 1 x 10uf 25v (C77)
  • 1 x 47uf 16v (C36)
  • 1 x 100uf 16v (C58)
  • 1 x 220uf 16v (C43)
  • 1 x 220uf 25v (C65)
  • 1 x 470uf 35v (C66)
  • 1 x 1000uf 16v (C63) - Use pack #6 if this is actually 2200uf 16v on your board

 

 

Price: £ 3.75   Add to cart. (2 in stock)
Capacitor Pack 8 - C64 Capacitors for 250466

A set of electrolytic capacitors suitable for recapping a Commodore 64

 

Pack # 8

This set is for the Commodore 64 with PCB Assembly No: 250466  (a late C64 / early C64c transistion board). It consists of:

  • 1 x 2200uf 16v axial (C19)
  • 1 x 1000uf 25v axial (C88)
  • 1 x 470uf 16v/25v axial (C90)
  • 1 x 2.2uf 50v radial (C200)
  • 2 x 10uf 25v radial (C13, C210)
  • 1 x 22uf 25v radial (C24)
  • 1 x 100uf 16v radial (C91)
Price: £ 5.50   Add to cart. (3 in stock)
Capacitors for C64 TV modulator p/n 251025-03 (md6-ue3603)

Capacitors for re-capping the C64 modulator - "Type  1" p/n: 251025-03 (md6-ue3603)

The C64's modulator can be thought of a single replaceable unit, but it is possible to open it up and replace the capacitors if desired. This pack contains the following caps:

  • 1 x 10uf, 2 x100uf, 1 x 470uf
  • This type of modulator is found in earlier breadbins (it has a tab on the lid soldered onto the internal trimmer unit). You may wish to open your modulator to confirm these caps match your own, Commodore had a habit of revising things a lot..
Price: £ 1.50   Add to cart. (2 in stock)
Capacitors for C64 TV modulator p/n: 251697-02

Capacitors for re-capping the C64 modulator - Type 2 (251697-02)

The C64's modulator can be thought of a single replaceable unit, but it is possible to open it up and replace the capacitors if desired. This pack consists of the following caps:

  • 1 x 330uf, 1 x 100uf, 1 x 10uf 
  • For modulator version: 251697-02 as found in some later breadbins (switch on the left side).
  • You may want to open your modulator and confirm the caps match (Commodore revised things a lot!)
Price: £ 1.50   Add to cart. (2 in stock)
Replacement Capacitor Set for 1541 Disk Drive 1540048 & 250442/46

Replacement Cap Set for 1541 Disk Drive Assm: 1540048 & 250442/46

High quality brand (Panasonic, Vishay, Nichicon) long life caps:

  • C1,C4- 1uf radial
  • C2,C5 - 47uf radial
  • C13 - 220uf  radial
  • C16 - 4700uf axial
  • C17 - 6800uf axial
  • C46 - 100uf radial

Also included, for the motor control PCB:

  • C1,C5,C6 - 10uf 35v 105'c (Note: these were originally axial types, radials are supplied to keep cost down.)
Price: £ 8.99   Add to cart. (4 in stock)