C64 Modifications

Misc items for modifying C64 PCBs..

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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. (2 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. (5 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.
Price: £ 2.99   Add to cart. (1 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. (4 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.
  • Also suitable for the 3 C64 ROMs
  • 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. (8 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. (5 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. (10 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. (4 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. (5 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. (5 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. (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 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. (4 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. (4 in stock)
Pack of 5 isopropyl-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. (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. (9 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. (5 in stock)