C64 Modifications

Misc items for modifying C64 PCBs..

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Alcohol wipes

5 x small isopropyl alcohol wipes

  • 70% Isopropyl alcohol wipes - suitable for cleaning contacts, chips/heatsinks etc
Price: £ 0.30   Add to cart. (10 in stock)
Custom BLUE Power LED assembly for C64C

Custom BLUE Power LED assembly for C64C

  • A new non-original BLUE rectangular power LED with connector for C64C
  • Same diffused white lens LED style as original but LED lights up blue.
  • Not suitable for "breadbin" C64 (which has a 5mm round LED - see below for those).
  • Original standard green / red C64C LED cables are listed below
  • Cable approx 14cm long. If you need a longer cable EG for the C64 Reloaded board, just add a note in the special instructions box during checkout.
Price: £ 2.50   Add to cart. (4 in stock)
Custom Power LED cable for breadbin C64 *New BLUE LED* (includes new grommet)

Custom BLUE Power LED cable, for Breadbin C64

  • A new, blue Commodore 64 power LED with cable, plug and grommet for custom case jobs
  • For breadbin case C64 (can also be used in VIC 20)
  • Not suitable for the later white C64C since that uses a rectangular LED
  • Note: Cable is approx 45CM long so is suitable for "Breadbin", "GS" and "Aldi" model C64s)
Price: £ 2.99   Add to cart. (1 in stock)
Custom Power LED cable for breadbin C64 *New GREEN LED* (includes new grommet)

Custom GREEN Power LED for Breadbin C64

  • As above but with a green LED
Price: £ 2.99   Add to cart. (1 in stock)
Custom Power LED cable for breadbin C64 *New RED LED* (includes new grommet)

Custom RED Power LED for breadbin C64

  • As above but with a red LED (slightly brighter than the originals)
Price: £ 2.99   Add to cart. (2 in stock)
De-solder Braid / Wick 0.5 Metres

De-solder Braid / Wick (0.5 Metres)

  • Ideal for assisting repair work on motherboards etc
  • Sold loose 0.5 Metres - ample for small jobs like for re-cap, chip replacement etc
  • High quality Soldamop braid with excellent solder draw.
Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (9 in stock)
Heatsink adhesive 6g Tube

Small Tube Of Thermally Conductive Adhesive

  • For attaching heatsinks to chips
  • 5 gram tube - more than enough for several chips
  • Instructions supplied
Price: £ 1.25   Add to cart. (6 in stock)
Heatsink for 24 pin DIL Chips - Bare

Heatsink for 24 Pin DIL Chips - Bare

  • Exact size for the ROMs in the Commodore 64
  • Dimensions: 33mm x 19mm x 4.8mm
  • Attachment methods: This heatsink is not self-adhesive - it requires thermally conductive glue which I sell separately.
Price: £ 0.80   Add to cart. (2 in stock)
Heatsink for 24 pin DIL Chips - Self Adhesive

Heatsink for 24 Pin DIL Chips - Self adhesive

  • As above but with thermally conductive adhesive tape pre-attached, ready to peel and apply.
Price: £ 1.20   Add to cart. (2 in stock)
Heatsink for 28 pin DIL Chips - Bare

Heatsink for 28 Pin DIL Chips - Bare

  • Exact size for the SID and PLA chips in the Commodore 64 which run hot are usually the first to fail.
  • Dimensions: 37mm x 19mm x 4.8mm
  • Attachment methods: The heatsink is not self-adhesive - it requires thermally conductive glue which I sell separately.
Price: £ 1.25   Add to cart. (9 in stock)
Heatsink for 28 pin DIL Chips - Self Adhesive

Heatsink for 28 Pin DIL Chips - Self Adhesive

  • As above but with a thermally conductive self-adhesive pad attached, ready to peel and apply.
Price: £ 1.70   Add to cart. (10 in stock)
Heatsink for 40 pin DIL Chips - Bare

Heatsink for 40 Pin DIL Chips - Bare

  • Heatsink suitable for 40 PIN Chips such as the CPU in the Commodore 64 and ULA in Spectrum Plus. (Note: There is not enough room for it in the rubber-keyed Spectrum unless you desolder the ULA's IC socket and fit the ULA directly onto the motherboard.) 
  • Dimensions: 50mm x 19mm x 4.8mm
  • Attachment methods: The heatsink is not self-adhesive - it requires thermally conductive glue which I sell separately.
Price: £ 1.50   Add to cart. (11 in stock)
Heatsink for 40 pin DIL Chips - Self Adhesive

Heatsink for 40 Pin DIL Chips - Self Adhesive

  • As above, but with thermally-conductive self-adhesive pad pre-attached, ready to peel and apply.
Price: £ 1.90   Add to cart. (11 in stock)
Heatsink Kit 1 for Commodore 64

Heatsink kit 1 for "breadbin" Commodore 64

Consists of:

  • 1 x 40 pin DIL heatsinks (for 6510 CPU)
  • 2 x 28 pin DIL heatsinks (for PLA and SID)
  • Tube of thermally conductive adhesive
  • A sachet of thermal grease to renew that on VIC-II chip if desired.
  • Isopropyl-alcohol cleaning wipes
  • Instructions
Price: £ 5.00   Add to cart. (3 in stock)
Heatsink Kit 1b for Commodore 64

Heatsink kit 1b for "breadbin" Commodore 64

As above but supplied with thermally conductive adhesive pads pre-attached to the heatsinks (instead of the tube of thermal glue) ready to peel and apply.

Price: £ 5.75   Add to cart. (2 in stock)
Heatsink Kit 2 for Commodore 64

Heatsink kit 2 for "breadbin" Commodore 64

Consists of:

  • 2 x 40 pin DIL heatsinks (for 6510 CPU and VIC-II)
  • 2 x 28 pin DIL heatsinks (for PLA and SID)
  • Tube of thermally conductive adhesive
  • Isopropyl-alcohol cleaning wipes
  • Instructions
Price: £ 5.50   Add to cart. (4 in stock)
Heatsink Kit 2b for Commodore 64

Heatsink kit 2b for "breadbin" Commodore 64

As above but supplied with thermally conductive adhesive pads pre-attached to the heatsinks (instead of the tube of thermal glue) ready to peel and apply.

Price: £ 6.50   Add to cart. (3 in stock)
Heatsink Kit 3 for Commodore 64C

Heatsink kit 3 for Commodore 64C

Although the C64C's HMOS-era chips don't run anything like as hot as the breadbin's NMOS types, the SID, VIC and CPU do get warm and (usually) no heatsinking was provided. (Some versions of the C64C have a metal RF shield which does have heatsinking tabs - this can be seen through the user/cassette ports where it is fitted).

Pack consists of:

  • 2 x 40 pin DIL heatsinks (for 8500 CPU and 8565 VIC-II)
  • 1 x 28 pin DIL heatsinks (for 8580 SID)
  • Tube of thermally conductive adhesive
  • Isopropyl-alcohol cleaning wipes
  • Instructions
Price: £ 5.00   Add to cart. (3 in stock)
Heatsink Kit 3b for Commodore 64C

Heatsink kit 3b for Commodore 64C

As above but supplied with thermally conductive adhesive pads pre-attached to the heatsinks (instead of the tube of thermal glue) ready to peel and apply.

 

Price: £ 5.75   Add to cart. (3 in stock)
Sachet of thermal paste

Small sachet of thermal paste

  • Suitable for renewing old, dried up thermal paste found on some versions of the C64
  • Note: This is thermal paste, not adhesive.
Price: £ 0.30   Add to cart. (10 in stock)
Solder 3 Metres 0.7mm

3 Metres of flux-cored 60/40 tin-lead solder

Good quality, 0.7mm diameter - ideal for fine electronics work.

Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (16 in stock)