Keyboard Parts for the C64C

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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Breadbin and C64C Keyboard - Plunger and Spring - Type 1 with 3mm tip

Plunger & Spring for C64(C) keyboard 3.5mm tip

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

  • From a standard metal spring Type 1 C64 keyboard.
  • Clean and in good condition.
  • Note: key caps designed for 5mm tip types are not a perfect fit on 3.5mm plungers.
Price: £ 0.50   Add to cart. (20 in stock)
C64C - Custom BLUE Power LED assembly

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 is approx 45cm long - so suitable for all boards
Price: £ 3.50   Add to cart. (2 in stock)
C64C - Original Power LED - GREEN with Short Cable

Original GREEN power LED assembly for C64C with short cable

  • Original, rectangular GREEN power LED with connector for C64C
  • Standard ~14cm cable so only suitable for the common "short" C64C PCBs with the LED connector towards the top left.
  • Not suitable for "breadbin" C64 (see below for those).
Price: £ 3.50   Add to cart. (5 in stock)
C64C - Original Power LED assembly - RED - Short Cable

Original RED Power LED assembly for C64C with short cable

  • As above but with red LED
  • Standard ~14cm cable, so only suitable for the "short" C64C boards with the LED connector in the top/left.
Price: £ 3.50   Add to cart. (1 in stock)
C64C - Space bar - Colour Grade 1

White space bar for C64C keyboard - Colour Grade 1 - 1.5

  • For the standard white C64C keyboard (with the common crosspoint plungers)
  • Colour grade 1 to 1.5 - if any, there will be only a little (even) yellowing apparent.
  • Includes: Space bar, spring, plunger and metal bracket (with white supports)
Price: £ 2.95   Add to cart. (2 in stock)
C64C - Space bar - Colour Grade 3

White space bar for C64C keyboard - Colour Grade 3.

  • For the standard white C64C keyboard (with the common crosspoint plungers)
  • Colour grade 3 - Obvious yellowing.
  • Includes: Space bar, spring, plunger and metal bracket (with white supports)
Price: £ 1.95   Add to cart. (2 in stock)
C64C Common Keyboard - Spare Key - Grade 1

Spare Keys For White C64C - Colour Grade 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 1: Little to no age yellowing. The following keys in this grade are currently available (Space bar is listed separately when available.)



1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
£ -
Clr/Home f1/f2
Control
Q W E R T Y U I O P @ * ^(pi) Restore
f3/f4
Run/Stop Sh.Lock A S D F G H J K L : ;   = Return

CBM C=
Shift Z X C V B N M < > /   Shift CursUD CursLR f7/f8

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

Price: £ 1.25   Add to cart. (27 in stock)
C64C Common Keyboard - Spare Key - Grade 2

Spare Keys For White C64C - Colour Grade 2

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. 





4

7 8 9
£  +  -
Clr/Home F1/2
CONTROL
Q W E R T Y U I O P @ * ^(pi) RESTORE
F3/4
Run/Stop Sh.Lock A S D F G H J K L : ;   = RETURN
F5/6

SHIFT
Z X C V B N M , .
 / SHIFT CursU/D CursL/R F7/8

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

Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (25 in stock)
C64C Common Keyboard - Spare Key - Grade 3

Spare Keys For White C64C - Colour Grade 3

As above but Grade 3: Cream-to-yellow ageing. (Please see this image for comparison.)

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



2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
£ + - CLR/HOME

Control   Q W E R T Y U  I O P @ * ^(pi)  Restore F3/F4
RUNSTOP ShftLock A S D F G H J K L : ;
SHIFT  Return F5/F6
 
Shift 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. (14 in stock)
C64C Early Keyboard - Spare Key - Grade 1 - 1.5

Spare Key For Early White C64C - Colour Grade 1 - 1.5

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 grade 1-1.5 so have the lowest yellowing. The following keys of this type are currently available:


  1 2 3
5 6
8







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

 Shift
Z X C V B N M < > /
Shift CursUD CursLR

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

Price: £ 1.50   Add to cart. (22 in stock)
C64C Early Keyboard - Spare Key - Grade 3

Spare Key For Early White C64C - Colour Grade 3

As above but "Grade 3" condition (obvious yellowing).  The following keys of this type are currently available:


 




6
8









  Q W E R T Y U  I O P @ ^ *



 


A S D F G H J

:
=  


F5

  Shift Z X
V B N M . , /
  Shift


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

Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (25 in stock)
C64C Keyboard - Plunger and Spring - Type 3 - Slotted

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.
  • Spring also supplied. Note due to scarcity the spring may be from a Type 1 keyboard - they're 1mm longer but it makes no perceivable difference in use.
Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (18 in 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: £ 1.50   Add to cart. (3 in stock)
C64C Type 3 - Space Bar - Grade 2.5

Space bar for C64C keyboard *With TYPE 3 Fitting* Colour Grade 2.5

  • For the unusual TYPE 3 C64C keyboard (which has slotted, not crosspoint plungers)
  • Colour grade 2.5 - age-yellowing very apparent, but undamaged.
  • Includes: Space bar, spring, plunger and metal bracket and slot in support clips
Price: £ 1.50   Add to cart. (1 in stock)
C64C Type 3 Keyboard - Spare Key - Grade 1 - 1.5

Spare Keys For White C64C -  Type 3 fitting - Colour Grade 1 - 1.5

Key caps from a C64C with uncommon slotted type plungers (which I call "Type 3"  - please see photo).  Does NOT includes plunger / spring - these are available separately. (Shift Lock does not include the switch).  Function keys are the grey type.

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. 














9



 





Y

O






Run/Stop  
























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

Price: £ 1.50   Add to cart. (5 in stock)
C64C Type 3 Keyboard - Spare Key - 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.   Function keys are the grey type.



1
3

6


0

-



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. (14 in stock)
C64C Type 3 Keyboard - Spare Key - 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.   Function keys are the grey type.




  3


7

0


Clr/Home

 Control
Q W E R T Y U I
P @ * ^/pi



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

f5/f6


Shift Z X C V B N M

>
curL/R Shift

f7/f8

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

Price: £ 0.75   Add to cart. (20 in stock)
Commodore 64C Case/Motherboard Screw 8mm *Original*

Commodore 64C Case/Motherboard Screw 8mm *Original*  

Used for:

  • Underside of C64C case (3 screws) For C64C cases that are not just clipped together.
  • Motherboard of C64C (5 screws)  Note: the bottom left and right screws that pass through the metal keyboard brackets are are 10mm long - see above for those.

Notes:

  • Clipped together C64C cases use the small 6mm breadbin type screws for the motheboard.
  • These are original, salvaged parts sold individually - they may have some wear and tear.
Price: £ 0.20   Add to cart. (22 in stock)
Commodore 64C Case/Motherboard Screw 8mm -New

Commodore 64C Case/Motherboard Screw 8mm - New

  • As above but brand new replacement screws.
Price: £ 0.09   Add to cart. (70 in stock)
Commodore 64C Keyboard Bracket / Motherboard Screw 10mm *Original*

Commodore 64C Keyboard Bracket / Motherboard Screw 10mm *Original*  

Used for the Keyboard brackets / Motherboard of C64C - ie: the bottom left and right screws that pass through the metal keyboard brackets.

  • Note that the other five C64C Motherboard screws are shorter 8mm types (and also note: clipped-together cases used the shorter still 6mm breadbin-style motherboard screws)

These are original, salvaged parts sold individually - they may have some wear and tear.

Price: £ 0.25   Add to cart. (2 in stock)
Commodore 64C Keyboard Bracket / Motherboard Screw 10mm - New

Commodore 64C Keyboard Bracket / Motherboard Screw 10mm - New  

  • As above but brand new replacement screws.
Price: £ 0.10   Add to cart. (30 in stock)
Pair of keyboard support brackets for C64C - Short Board

Pair of keyboard support brackets for C64C - Common short board

  • Used in the C64C models that have external case screws and the standard, smaller C64C motherboard (ie: not PCB ASSY-250466 or cases that just clip together)
  • Also suitable for the newly manufactured C64C cases from Pixelwizard
  • Supplied with two short wide headed screws that hold down the keyboard and two 10mm self-tapping screws that hold the brackets to the case (through the motherboard).
  • Used, so may have some small marks or minor rust patches
  • Note - these are too tall for Royal Mail's "large letter" 25mm postage tier hence the shipping rate increase when ordering.
Price: £ 5.50   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)
  • Sold individually
Price: £ 0.75   Add to cart. (out of stock)
Support bracket / crossbar for Space Bar - Type 1

Support bracket for Space Bar - Type 1

  • Metal cross bar that clips under the space bar. 
  • Taken from a Type1 keyboard so suitable for C64C, and Breabins which have black cross-head plungers.
  • Clean, no rust.
Price: £ 1.50   Add to cart. (3 in stock)