C64 Modifications

Misc items for modifying C64 PCBs..

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3 Metres of Kynar-style PCB repair wire

3 Metres of Kynar-style PCB repair wire

  • Fine (0.25mm solid core) wire, useful for repairing damaged PCBs 
  • Sold in 3 Metre lengths
  • Colour: Green
Price: £ 0.75   Add to cart. (10 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. (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" and "Aldi" model C64s)
Price: £ 3.50   Add to cart. (2 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: £ 3.50   Add to cart. (out of 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.
Price: £ 3.50   Add to cart. (4 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 brand braid with excellent solder draw.
Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (10 in stock)
Flux Pen

Flux Pen

  • Helps solder flow cleanly, ideal for re-work jobs etc
  • Will also dissolve old flux residue etc to prepare very clean solder pads.
  • Non-corrosive flux.
  • Contents: 10ml
Price: £ 2.99   Add to cart. (6 in stock)
Heatsink adhesive 6g Tube

Small Tube Of Thermally Conductive Adhesive

  • For attaching heatsinks to chips
  • 5 gram tube - enough for about a dozen chips
  • Instructions supplied
Price: £ 1.25   Add to cart. (9 in stock)
Heatsink for 28 pin DIL Chips - Aluminium, 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.
  • Also suitable for the 3 C64 ROMs
  • Bare extruded aluminium type
  • Dimensions: approx 37mm x 19mm x 6mm
  • Attachment methods: The heatsink is not self-adhesive - it requires thermally conductive glue which I sell separately.
Price: £ 1.00   Add to cart. (6 in stock)
Heatsink for 28 pin DIL Chips - Aluminium, 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: £ 1.25   Add to cart. (10 in stock)
Heatsink for 40 pin DIL Chips - Aluminium, Bare

Heatsink for 40 Pin DIL Chips - Bare

  • Size for the 6510 CPU, VIC-II and other 40 pin chips
  • Bare extruded aluminium type
  • Dimensions: approx 50mm x 19mm x 6mm (not suitable for the ZX Spectrum due to height)
  • Attachment methods: The heatsink is not self-adhesive - it requires thermally conductive glue which I sell separately.
Price: £ 1.25   Add to cart. (5 in stock)
Heatsink for 40 pin DIL Chips - Aluminium, Self Adhesive

Heatsink for 40 Pin DIL Chips - Self Adhesive

  • As above but with a thermally conductive self-adhesive pad attached, ready to peel and apply.
Price: £ 1.50   Add to cart. (10 in stock)
Heatsink for 40 pin DIL Chips - Black Anodized, 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 ZX81 and Spectrum Plus. 
  • Note: There is not enough room for a heatsink in the rubber-keyed Spectrum unless you desolder the ULA's IC socket and fit the ULA directly onto the motherboard. For the Spectrum+ there is room to fit the heatsink without soldering the ULA to the PCB if the keyboard backing plate is the thin grey metal type (the plastic backing plates are thicker and get in the way slightly). 
  • Black anodized finish
  • 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. (35 in stock)
Heatsink for 40 pin DIL Chips - Black Anodized, 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: £ 1.75   Add to cart. (4 in stock)
Heatsink Kit 1 for Commodore 64

Heatsink kit 1 for "breadbin" Commodore 64

Consists of:

  • 1 x 40 pin size bare aluminium DIL heatsinks (for 6510 CPU)
  • 2 x 28 pin size bare aluminium 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 wipe
  • Instructions
Price: £ 5.25   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. (3 in stock)
Heatsink Kit 2 for Commodore 64

Heatsink kit 2 for "breadbin" Commodore 64

Consists of:

  • 2 x 40 pin size bare aluminim DIL heatsinks (for 6510 CPU and VIC-II)
  • 2 x 28 pin size bare aluminium DIL heatsinks (for PLA and SID)
  • Tube of thermally conductive adhesive
  • Isopropyl-alcohol cleaning wipes
  • Instructions
Price: £ 5.50   Add to cart. (2 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: £ 6.25   Add to cart. (2 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. (Note: Some versions of the C64C have a metal RF shield which does have heatsinking tabs - this can be seen through the user/cassette ports if fitted. Also, some rare early C64Cs actually have the original (wider) breadbin PCB fitted, usually marked assy no: 250466).

Pack consists of:

  • 2 x 40-pin size bare aluminium DIL heatsinks (for 8500 CPU and 8565 VIC-II)
  • 1 x 28-pin size bare aluminium 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: £ 5.50   Add to cart. (2 in stock)
Isopropyl-alcohol wipe

Large Tesa brand isopropyl alcohol wipe

  • Large (folds out to approx 14x18cm) 70% Isopropyl alcohol wipe
  • Suitable for cleaning contacts, chips/heatsinks etc
  • Made by Tesa, the adhesive specialists
Price: £ 0.39   Add to cart. (25 in stock)
Restore key mod capacitor

Restore key mod capacitor for Breadbin C64

  • It has been found that replacing C38 with a 4.7nf capacitor improves the response of the restore key.
  • EG: When modded, pressing RunStop+Restore should respond with the same pressure as any other key.
  • More info here
Price: £ 0.35   Add to cart. (14 in stock)
Sachet of thermal grease

Small sachet of thermal grease

  • Suitable for renewing old, dried up thermal grease found on some versions of the C64
  • Note: This is thermally conductive grease, 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. (19 in stock)
TOLB module - NTSC Version

TOLB Module from Eslapion - NTSC Version

A replacement for the MOS 8701 clock generator chip used on boards 250425, 250466, 250469 and the C128. Works on the C64 Reloaded too!

  • Onboard oscillator makes it independent from the C64 crystal and easy to convert a C64 from PAL to NTSC and inversely
  • Consumes only 9mA of power (a genuine MOS 8701 consumes 25-30mA)

Compatible with Commodore computers (with the PCB numbers stated above) carrying these video chips:

  • MOS 6567 – Original NMOS version used in most C64 sold in Japan and North America
  • MOS 8562 – HMOS-II version used in most C64c
  • MOS 8564 – VIC-II E C128 version

300+ units sold - not a single defect and not a single compatibility problem found.

Price: £ 10.99   Add to cart. (4 in stock)
TOLB module - PAL Version

TOLB Module from Eslapion - PAL Version

As above but PAL version. Compatible with Commodore computers (with the PCB numbers stated above) carrying these video chips:

  • MOS 6569 - Original NMOS PAL VIC-II (breadbin C64s)
  • MOS 8565 - HMOS PAL-VIC-II (most C64Cs)
  • MOS 8566 - VIC-II E PAL (C128) 
Price: £ 10.99   Add to cart. (6 in stock)