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Breadbin 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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Breadbin - Grommet / Clip for power LED

New Clip / Grommet  for Power LED

  • For the standard 5mm round power LED used in the breadbin case.
  • Clip and ring supplied, easy to fit. 
Price: £ 0.50   Add to cart. (12 in stock)
Breadbin - Original Power LED - 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: £ 3.50   Add to cart. (2 in stock)
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.
Price: £ 0.50   Add to cart. (28 in stock)
Breadbin and C64C Keyboard - Spring

Spring from Commodore C64 breadbin and C64C keyboard

  • Suitable for breadbin Type1 keyboard (3 or 5mm plunger) and C64C
  • Fractionally longer than an original Type3 spring but these can still be used in those keyboards..
  • Note: Not suitable for the Space Bar - these use a longer spring.
  • Good condition
Price: £ 0.30   Add to cart. (21 in stock)
Breadbin key - Type 1 - Grade 1.5

Spare Key Caps For "Type 1" 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). The Shift Lock key is supplied as  cap only (ie: without the cross-point insert etc). 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.










9 0




F1/f2
CTRL Q W E R T Y U I O P @ *
RESTORE

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



SHIFT Z X C V B N M / < > SHIFT

CursLR

Curs UD

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

Price: £ 1.50   Add to cart. (17 in stock)
Breadbin Key - Type 1 - Grade 2

Spare Keys For "Type 1" 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). Function keys are the grey type. Space bar is listed separately when available.







6
8 9 0




F1/F2

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 Z X C V
N
. ,
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. (14 in stock)
Breadbin Key - Type 1 - Grade 2.5

Spare Key Caps For "Type 1" Springed 'Breadbin' C64 - Grade 2.5

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

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




 














 CTRL Q W E R T Y U I O P @ * ^  Restore
F3

Sh lock A S D F G H J K L : ; =  Return
F5

Shift  Z X C V B N M , .


Shift  CursL/R

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

Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (20 in stock)
Breadbin Key - Type 1 - Grade 3

Spare Key Caps For "Type 1" Springed 'Breadbin' C64 - Grade 3: Average Yellowing.

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

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



2
4
6

9






 CTRL Q W E R T Y U I O P @ * ^  Restore
F3/f4

S.Lock A
D F G H J K L : ; =  Return


Shift  Z X C V B N M . , / Shift CursLR CursUP 

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

Price: £ 0.75   Add to cart. (15 in stock)
Breadbin Key - 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 have white plungers and no springs (apart from the Space Bar). They do not fit the black plungers of the original springed keyboards. (The plunger and bubble contacts are not included and are available separately.)

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 1.5 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).



2 3 4 5 6 7
9 0 + -
INST DEL

CTRL

Q

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

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

F5/F6

SHIFT Z X C V B N


/
CursUD Curs LR

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

Price: £ 1.50   Add to cart. (35 in stock)
Breadbin Key - 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.   Function keys are the grey type.

The following keys in this colour grade are currently available:




3
5 6 7
9
-




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

Restore
RunStop ShLock A S D F G H J K L : ; =
Return F5/F6

 Shift
Z X V B N M < > / CursLR

Shift

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

Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (17 in stock)
Breadbin Key - Type 2 - Grade 2.5-3.0

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.   Function keys are the grey type.

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


 

2 3 4 5 6 7
9 0 - £ ClrHome InsDel
 CTRL Q W E  R T Y U
O P @ *
 Restore
f3/f4
RunStop S.Lock A S D F G H J K L : ; =  Return
f5/f6
C= Shift  Z X C 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. (22 in stock)
Breadbin Keyboard - Plunger and Spring - Type 1 with 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: £ 0.75   Add to cart. (12 in stock)
Breadbin Keyboard - Type 2 - 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. (6 in stock)
Breadbin Keyboard - Type 2 - 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. (23 in stock)
Breadbin Keyboard Clip for C64 Space Bar

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: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (2 in stock)
Breadbin Shift Lock Key Switch Type 1

Breadbin Shift Lock Key Switch - Type 1 (Salvaged)

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. (1 in stock)
Commodore 64 Breadbin Case Screw 6.6mm head *Original*

Original Commodore 64 Breadbin Case Screw

  • These are the stubby-looking 6.6mm diameter head screws used in most* breadbins for attaching the keyboard to the upper case (and fixing the two halves of the case together).
  • As these are original used parts they may have a little wear and tear.
  • Sold individually
  • * Note:  Some breadbin cases used the narrower C64 style screws - see the other screws listed below for suitable replacements.
Price: £ 0.20   Add to cart. (4 in stock)
Commodore 64 Breadbin Case Screw 6.6mm head - New

New Commodore 64 Breadbin Case Screw (6.6mm head, 3.5mm diameter thread)

  • As above but these are modern replacements - Same dimensions as originals but with pointed end (irrelevant!)
  • Sold individually.
Price: £ 0.09   Add to cart. (30 in stock)
Commodore 64 keyboard screws - pack of 5 *Original*

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. (6 in stock)
Commodore 64 Narrow Case / Keyboard Screw - New

C64 narrow screw (breadbin case and keyboard)  - New

  • For breadbin C64s that used narrower (5.5mm diameter head) screws
  • Where used, 3 hold the case together, and 8 fix the keyboard to the upper case
  • Brand new replacement screws, sold individually.
Price: £ 0.07   Add to cart. (29 in 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. (3 in 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. (4 in stock)