C64 Keyboard Parts

The C64 keyboard was revised many times over the course of the 64's lifetime and choosing a replacement key may not be as straightforward as it seems. I have tried to be as precise as possible in the descriptions below. A summary of the situation can also be found here

Products:

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C64 breadbin Shift Lock Key Switch Type 1

Shift Lock Key Switch (salvaged) Type 1

Note: Switch only supplied (with cross point insert) - if a key cap is required please check my breadbin keys to see if I have one available separately.

  • For the standard metal-springs-under-all-keys breadbin C64s only. 
  • Will not fit 'Type 2' breadbin keyboards that have white plungers (which have a circular keylock switch) or the C64C keyboard.
Price: £ 2.00   Add to cart. (3 in stock)
C64 breadbin Shift Lock Key Switch Type 2

Shift Lock Key Switch for Type 2 breadbin keyboard (salvaged)

  • Circular body shift lock switch, usually attached with yellow wires
  • For breadbin C64 keyboards with white plungers (no springs, except space bar)  
  • Will not fit 'Type 1' breadbin keyboards or the C64C's keyboard.
Price: £ 2.00   Add to cart. (out of stock)
C64C Shift Lock Key Switch

Shift Lock Key Switch for C64C Type 1 (salvaged)

Note: Switch only supplied - if a key cap is required please check my breadbin keys to see if I have one available separately.

  • Tested: Working
  • From C64C (IE: White key/case version)
  • 'Breadbin' (Brown key) C64 keyboards also occasionally have this type of switch. (They can also be used in place the type shown above but the Shift Lock key will lie about 1mm lower than it should if this is done).
Price: £ 2.00   Add to cart. (out of stock)

Shift Lock Key Switch for Type 3 C64C keyboard (salvaged)

  • Only suitable for C64C keyboards with slotted plungers (ie: those I term "Type 3") 
Price: £ 2.00   Add to cart. (1 in stock)
Clip for C64 Space Bar (breadbin keyboard)

Space Bar clip for C64 breadbin keyboard

These clips press into the main plastic body of the keyboard assembly and hold the metal rod part of the space bar mechanism in place (there is one at each end).

  • From the "Type 1" metal spring breadbin keyboard (space bar's retaining metal bar clipped in at the front).
  • Sold individually.
Price: £ 0.50   Add to cart. (3 in stock)
Commodore 64 Case Screw (6.6mm head)

Commodore 64 Case Screw (6.6mm head) - Sold individually

  • These are the more common stubby-looking 6.6mm diameter head type.
  • Also used internally for screwing the keyboard to the top part of the case.
  • Brand new direct replacement screws, sold indivually.
Price: £ 0.09   Add to cart. (27 in stock)
Commodore 64 Case Screw (smaller 5.4mm head) / C64C motherboard screw

Commodore 64 Case Screw (5.4mm head) - Sold individually.

  • These are the narrower 5.4mm diameter head types which are less common in the breadbins (but usual for the C64C models that are not just clipped togther) - please check your case.
  • Brand new direct replacement screws, sold indivually

Also used for:

  • Fixing the keyboard to the top part of the case in some breadbins.
  • Fixing the motherboard to the case in C64Cs which have metal keyboard brackets (ie: not the clip together type)
Price: £ 0.09   Add to cart. (22 in stock)
Commodore 64 keyboard screws - pack of 5

Five small keyboard screws for Breadbin Commodore 64

  • These are the tiny gold-coloured screws that fix the keyboard PCB to the black plastic body.
  • From the springed-key type breadbin keyboard
  • Sold in packs of 5
Price: £ 0.25   Add to cart. (3 in stock)
Metal Power Badge for C64

Commodore 64 Metal Power Badge

  • Original C64 breadbin "Power" badge in very good condition
  • As it is very difficult to attach fresh double-sided tape evenly due to the hole for the power LED, these badges are best attached with a tiny spot of glue
Price: £ 2.50   Add to cart. (out of stock)
Metal Rainbow Badge for C64

Commodore 64 Breadbin "Rainbow" Badge 

  • Original metal badge in very good condition - no chips or marks.
  • Dimensions 109mm x 10.8mm
  • Supplied with fresh double-sided tape on back ready to peel and apply to case.
Price: £ 5.50   Add to cart. (out of stock)
Metal Rainbow Badge for C64 **Grade B**

Commodore 64 Breadbin "Rainbow" Badge *GRADE B*

  • As above but will have a very minor mark or blemish preventing it from being Grade A.
Price: £ 3.50   Add to cart. (out of stock)
Original Power LED assembly for C64C - GREEN

Original GREEN power LED assembly for C64C

  • Original, rectangular GREEN power LED with connector for C64C
  • Approx 14cm long
  • Not suitable for "breadbin" C64 (see below for those).
Price: £ 2.99   Add to cart. (3 in stock)
Original Power LED assembly for C64C - RED

Original RED Power LED assembly for C64C

  • As above but with red LED
Price: £ 2.99   Add to cart. (3 in stock)
Original Power LED for breadbin C64 including original fitting grommet

Original RED Power LED cable for breadbin C64

  • Original red Commodore 64 power LED with cable, plug and original grommet
  • Also used in VIC 20
  • Includes the original black fitting grommet
  • Not suitable for the later white C64C since that uses a rectangular LED
  • Note: Cable is approx 25CM long - some versions of the C64 (GS, Aldi) require a longer cable - please check.
  • I also have new LED cables with red, green or blue LEDs - please see the C64 mods section.
Price: £ 2.99   Add to cart. (out of stock)
Pair of keyboard support brackets for C64C

Pair of keyboard support brackets for C64C

  • Used in the C64C models that have external case screws and the standard, smaller C64C motherboard (ie: not ASSY-250466 or cases that just clip together)
  • Also suitable for the newly manufactured C64C cases from Pixelwizard
  • Supplied with the screws that hold down the keyboard (one per bracket)
  • Used, so may have some small marks or rust patches
  • Note - these are too tall for Royal Mail's "large letter" 25mm postage tier hence the shipping rate increase when ordering.
Price: £ 4.50   Add to cart. (2 in stock)
Plunger and Spring for Commodore 64 Breadbin Type 1 keyboard 5mm tip

Plunger & Spring for Commodore 64 breadbin keyboard 5mm (Type 1)

These types have the longer tip key-cap fitting (approx 5mm long cross section tip). Key-caps designed for the shorter (~3 mm) tip plungers do not fit as well so it's best to match the plungers to the rest of your keyboard (and/or keycap to be used). Shorter tip plungers available below.

  • From a standard metal spring Type 1 breadbin C64 keyboard 
  • Clean and in  good condition
Price: £ 0.50   Add to cart. (15 in stock)
Plunger and Spring from Commodore C64 / C64C keyboard 3mm tip (Type 1)

Plunger & Spring from Commodore C64C keyboard 3.5mm tip

These plungers have a shorter (approx 3.5mm) tip as usually found on the C64C (white) keyboard, but occasionally also on the later breadins. Key caps designed for both types fit well.

  • From a standard metal spring Type 1 C64 keyboard.
  • Clean and in good condition.
Price: £ 0.50   Add to cart. (3 in stock)
Plunger and Spring from Type 3 Commodore C64C keyboard

Plunger & Spring from "Type 3" Commodore C64C keyboard 

These plungers have an unusual fitting - instead of the normal cross-point, they are hollow with a slotted top (please see photo).

  • Clean and in good condition.
  • Plunger and associated spring supplied.
Price: £ 0.50   Add to cart. (21 in stock)
Space bar for breadbin C64 - type 1 - Grade 1

Space bar for C64 keyboard - Type 1 - Grade 1

  • For the C64 'breadbin' keyboards which have springs under all the keys (not just the space bar)
  • Includes: Space bar, spring (note: this is longer than other key springs), plunger and metal bracket (with white supports)
  • Grade A condition - no obvious damage
  • Note: As with the other breadbin keys I sell, the plunger fitting will be suited to either 3mm or 5mm plungers at random - the correct type for the key is supplied should you need to replace yours.
Price: £ 2.50   Add to cart. (1 in stock)
Space bar for breadbin C64 - type 2 (Grade A)

Space bar for C64 keyboard - Type 2 

  • Very good condition
  • For the C64 'breadbin' keyboards which only have a spring under the space bar and no other keys (white plungers)
  • Includes: Space bar, spring, plunger, bubble contact and metal bracket.
Price: £ 2.50   Add to cart. (out of stock)
Space bar for C64C (white keyboard) Colour Grade 1

White space bar for C64C keyboard - Colour Grade 1.1

  • For the standard white C64C keyboard (with the common crosspoint plungers)
  • Colour grade 1.1 - almost no yellowing apparent.
  • Includes: Space bar, spring, plunger and metal bracket (with white supports)
Price: £ 2.50   Add to cart. (out of stock)
Space bar plastic insert from C64 / C64C

Spare bar plastic insert clip

  • Pushes into the space bar to hold the metal support bar
  • The same type appears to be used for the breadbin and C64C's space bar (those that have the common black, cross-point type plungers, I've not yet confirmed with the slotted or white plunger types)
Price: £ 0.75   Add to cart. (out of stock)
Spare Key (Breadbin C64 - Keyboard Type 1, Key Grade 1.5)

Spare Key Caps For Springed 'Breadbin' C64 - Grade 1.5 - Minimal Yellowing

Used, but clean and undamaged keys from a standard UK mechanically-springed C64 (breadbin) keyboard with grey function keys. Each key cap includes an appropriate plunger and spring (in some cases you may need to replace the plunger present in your keyboard - see this page for info about this). See the items listed lower down for the other designs of key caps used in breadbins. 

Please note: As with the rest of the C64 plastics, its keys have usually yellowed with age - this is most noticeable on the main character printed on the key tops. To assist in matching your own keyboard I have split the keys I have for sale into groups (ranging from very slightly yellowed to noticeably yellowed - Grade 1.5 to 3 in this diagram). Obviously, this is all quite subjective and exact matches are impossible, however a "close enough" matched key is usually unnoticable within the full keyboard.

The following "Grade 1.5" keys (which have the least age yellowing) are currently available. The spacebar is listed separately.






5 6 7


+ -




Q W E R T Y U I O P @ * ^ RESTORE

Run/Stop S.Lock A S D F G H
K L :
= RETURN


Shift  Z X C V B N
. , / Shift CursL/R CursU/D 
F7/F8

Please specify which key you require in the Special Instructions box during checkout - thanks!

Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (18 in stock)
Spare Key (Breadbin C64 - Keyboard Type 1, Key Grade 2)

Spare Keys For Springed 'Breadbin' C64 - Grade 2: Some yellowing.

As above but "Grade 2" (text is cream colour). The following keys are currently available - all from a UK keyboard. Please refer to this diagram for colour grade comparision). Space bar is listed separately when available.


1 2 3





0

£ CLR/HOME
f1/f2
CTRL Q W E R T Y U I O P @ * ^ RESTORE
f3/f4
ShfLock RunStop A S D F G H J K L : ; = RETURN
f5/f6

SHIFT
X C V
N M . ,
SHIFT CurUp/Dn CursL/R

Please specify which key you require in the Special Instructions box during checkout - thanks!

Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (18 in stock)
Spare Key (Breadbin C64 - Keyboard Type 1, Key Grade 2.5)

Spare Key Caps For Springed 'Breadbin' C64 - Grade 2.5

As above (IE: Breadbin Type 1: All keys sprung) but Graded 2.5 in my colour comparison diagram).

The following "Grade 2.5" keys are currently available. The spacebar is listed separately.





4 5
7

0  

CLR/HOME  
 CTRL Q W E R T Y U I O P @
^  Restore
F3
Run/Stop S. Lock A S D F G H J K L : ; =  Return
F5

Shift  Z X C V B N M , .


CursU/D   CursL/R

Please specify which key you require in the Special Instructions box during checkout - thanks!

Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (12 in stock)
Spare Key (Breadbin C64 - Keyboard Type 1, Key Grade 3)

Spare Key Caps For Springed 'Breadbin' C64 - Grade 3: Average Yellowing.

As above (IE: Breadbin Type 1: All keys sprung) but Graded 3 in my colour comparison diagram).

The following "Grade 3" (noticeably yellowed) keys are currently available. The spacebar is listed separately.


1 2 3 4 5 6
8 9 0 - £ INS/DEL CLR/HOME  F1
 CTRL Q W E R T Y U I O P @ * ^  Restore
F3
RunStop S.Lock A S D F G H J K L : ; =  Return
F5
CBM Shift  Z X C V B N M . , / Shift CursLR CursUP 
F7

Please specify which key you require in the Special Instructions box during checkout - thanks!

Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (15 in stock)
Spare Key (Breadbin C64 - Keyboard Type 2, Grade 1.5)

Spare Key For Commodore 64 (breadbin) Type 2 keyboard - Grade 1.0-1.5

These key caps are from the less-common C64 breadbin keyboard which does not have metal springs beneath the keys (apart from the Space Bar). They do not fit the plungers of the original springed keyboards. The plunger and bubble contacts are shown to illustrate the fitting type and are not included - these are available separately below - please scroll down.

Keys are used but clean and undamaged. Note that due to age there will be some yellowing noticeable in the key top lettering and the body of the function keys - I would grade them as appox 1.3-1.5 on my colour chart

The following keys are currently available - all from a UK keyboard with grey function keys. Space bar is listed separately (when available).






5
7 8 9


£



Q


E R T Y U I O P
* ^ Restore


ShftLock A S D F G H J K L : ; = Return



C X Z V B N
. , /
CursUD CursLR

Please specify which key you require in the Special Instructions box during checkout - thanks!

Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (16 in stock)
Spare Key (Breadbin C64 - Keyboard Type 2, Grade 2.0)

Spare Key For Commodore 64 (breadbin) Type 2 keyboard - Grade 2.0-2.4

As above but these I would grade as appox 2.0-2.5 on my colour chart

The following keys in this colour grade are currently available:




3 4 5 6 7
9 0 -


InstDel 
 CTRL Q W E R T Y U I O P @ * ;  Restore

RUNSTOP ShLock A S D F G H J K L

=

f5/f6

Shift  C X Z V B N M . , / Shift


f7/f8

Please specify which key you require in the Special Instructions box during checkout - thanks!

Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (11 in stock)
Spare Key (Breadbin C64 - Keyboard Type 2, Grade 2.5)

Spare Key For Commodore 64 (breadbin) Type 2 keyboard. Grade 2.5-3.0

As above ("Breadbin TYPE 2" keybioard) but graded as appox 2.5-3.0 on my colour chart

The following keys in this colour grade are currently available. Space bar is listed separately.

<- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 - £ ClrHome InstDel  F1/F2
 CTRL Q W E R T Y U I O P @ * ^ (pi)  Restore
F3/F4
RunStop S.Lock A S D F G H
K L : ; =  Return
F5/F6

Shift  Z X C V B N
. , / Shift CursUD  CursLR
F7/F8

Please specify which key you require in the Special Instructions box during checkout - thanks!

Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (26 in stock)
Spare Key (C64C white keys) Grade 1.1

Spare Keys For White C64C - Colour Grade 1.1

Used, but clean and undamaged keys sold individually. Each key includes a plunger and spring - though these are available separately below if a key cap is not required. (Shift Lock does not include the switch).

The Keys are from a standard UK mechanically-springed C64C (white) keyboard. There were at least two key designs - these keys are the type with all the characters printed on the key tops (nothing on the front) and the "Shift" lettering offset. They are clean with intact printing.

Colour grade approx 1.1: Pretty much as new - little to no age yellowing. The following keys in this grade are currently available (Space bar is listed separately when available.)


 



5 6
8 9

 -  +




Q W E R T Y U I O P @ * ^(pi) Restore
F3 
Run/Stop Sh.Lock A S D F G H J K L : ;   = RETURN
 

  Shift Z X C V B N M , .
  Shift CursUD CursLR F7

Please specify which key you require in the Special Instructions box during checkout - thanks!

Price: £ 1.20   Add to cart. (20 in stock)
Spare Key (C64C white keys) Grade 1.5

Spare Keys For White C64C - Colour Grade ~1.5 

As above but Grade 1.3-1.6: Slight age yellowing. (Please see this image for comparison.)

The following "Grade 2" C64C keys are currently available. Space bar is listed separately when available. 








7 8


 -  + Clr/H


CTRL Q W
R T Y
I O P @ * ^(pi) Restore
 

Sh.Lock A S D
G H J K L : ;   = RETURN
 


Shift
X C V B N
, .
  Shift
CursLR

Please specify which key you require in the Special Instructions box during checkout - thanks!

Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (15 in stock)
Spare Key (C64C white keys) Grade 2

Spare Keys For White C64C - Colour Grade ~2

As above but Grade 2: Slight age yellowing. (Please see this image for comparison.)

The following "Grade 2" C64C keys are currently available. Space bar is listed separately when available. 


1
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0





RUNSTOP Q W E R T Y U  I O P @ * ^(pi)  Restore

ShftLock A S D F G H J K L : ; = SHIFT  Return  f5/f6


Z X C V B N M . , /
CrsrUD  CrsrLR

Please specify which key you require in the Special Instructions box during checkout - thanks!

Price: £ 0.90   Add to cart. (13 in stock)
Spare Key (C64C white keys) Grade 3

Spare Keys For White C64C - Colour Grade 3

As above, but Grade 3 : Obvious age yellowing. Please see this image for comparison.

The following "Grade 3" C64C keys are currently available. Space bar is listed separately when available.


1
3

6 7 8
0 + £
 


Q W E R T Y U  I O P @ * ^(pi)  Restore
f3/f4
ShfLock A S D F G H J K L : ; =
Return
f5/f6

SHIFT Z X C V B N M . , / Shift CursUD


Please specify which key you require in the Special Instructions box during checkout - thanks!

Price: £ 0.80   Add to cart. (24 in stock)
Spare Key - Early C64C - Grade 1.3

Spare Key For Early White C64C - Colour Grade 1.3

These keys are from the rarer early C64C keyboards, which have characters printed on the front (in grey) and top (in black). They use the standard spring / 3.5 mm type 1 cross-point plunger which is included (these are available separately if a key cap is not required). Shift Lock does not include the switch. The Space bar is listed separately when available.

These are around Grade 1.3 (minimal yellowing noticeable). The following keys of this type are currently available:


1 2

5 6 7 8


- £  
f1/f2
CTRL Q W E R

U  I O P @ * ^(pi) Restore
f3/f4
ShfLock A S D F G H J K L : ; =
Return
f5/f6
CBM  SHIFT Z X
V B N M . , / Shift CursUD Cursor LR
f7/f8

Please specify which key you require in the Special Instructions box during checkout - thanks!

Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (26 in stock)
Spare Key - Early C64C - Grade 2

Spare Key For Early White C64C - Colour Grade 2

As above but "Grade 2" condition (medium yellowing).  The following keys of this type are currently available:




















W
R T Y U  I O P @ *





S D F G H J











X

B
M

/




Please specify which key you require in the Special Instructions box during checkout - thanks!

Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (5 in stock)
Type 2 Breadbin C64 Keyboard Bubble Contact

Bubble contact for Type 2 C64 Keyboard

  • For the less common version of the Commodore 64 breadbin keyboard which does not have metal springs under the key caps (apart from the space bar).
  • Original part, used but good condition.
Price: £ 0.50   Add to cart. (25 in stock)
Type 2 Breadbin C64 Keyboard Plunger

Plunger (only) for Type 2 C64 Keyboard

  • For the less common version of the Commodore 64 breadbin keyboard  which does not have metal springs under the key caps (apart from the space bar).
  • Original part, used but good condition.
Price: £ 0.50   Add to cart. (27 in stock)
Type 3 Spare Key - C64C (White keys) - Grade 1.2

Spare Keys For White C64C -  Type 3 fitting - Colour Grade 1.2

Key caps from a C64C with unusual variant plungers (which I call "Type 3"  - please see photo).  Includes plunger and spring - which are also available separately if a key cap is not required. (Shift Lock does not include the switch).

Grade 1.2: Very Little yellowing. (Please see this image for colour comparison.) Clean and undamaged, sold individually.

The following "Type 3" C64C keys are currently available. Space bar is listed separately when available. 

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9



 





Y

O




Restore
Run/Stop  
























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Please specify which key you require in the Special Instructions box during checkout - thanks!

Price: £ 1.09   Add to cart. (7 in stock)
Type 3 Spare Key - C64C (White keys) - Grade 2

Spare Keys For White C64C -  Type 3 fitting - Colour Grade 2

As above but grade 2.0: Some age yellowing. (Please see this image for colour comparison.) Clean and undamaged, sold individually. The following "Type 3" C64C keys are currently available. Space bar is listed separately when available. 



1 2 3 4 5 6
8
0 £
- ClrHome


Q W

T




@ * ^  Restore

RunStop ShftLock A S D F G H J K L : ; =





Z X













Please specify which key you require in the Special Instructions box during checkout - thanks!

Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (12 in stock)
Type 3 Spare Key - C64C (White keys) - Grade 3

Spare Keys For White C64C -  Type 3 fitting - Colour Grade 3

As above, but age-yellowed so Grade 3. The following "Type 3" C64C keys are currently available. Space bar is listed separately when available. 




 2 3 4 5
7
9 0 +
Ins/Del Clr/Home

 Control
Q W E R T Y U I
P @ * ^/pi

f3/f4

ShLock A S D F G H J K L : ; =
RETURN

f5/f6

CBM C= Shift Z X C V B N M N < > curU/D curL/R Shift

f7/f8

Please specify which key you require in the Special Instructions box during checkout - thanks!

Price: £ 0.89   Add to cart. (24 in stock)