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:

Click on the product thumbnail for an enlarged view.

Breadbin and C64C Keyboard - Space Bar Spring

Space Bar (Long) Spring from Commodore C64 breadbin / C64C keyboard

  • Special longer spring used only for the space bar
  • Suitable for breadbin Type1 and all C64C keyboards
  • Good condition
Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (1 in stock)
Breadbin and C64C Keyboard - Spring

"Type 1" Spring for Commodore C64 breadbin, C64C (and some VIC20) keyboards

  • Suitable for all the keys (except the spacer bar) of the breadbin Type1 keyboard (3 or 5mm plunger) and C64C
  • Fractionally longer than an original Type3 spring but these can be used in those keyboards too.
  • Also fine for the C16 and some VIC20s
  • Good condition
Price: £ 0.30   Add to cart. (16 in stock)
Breadbin C64 - Plunger and Spring - Type 1 with 3mm tip

"Type 1" Plunger & Spring for C64(C), C16 (and some VIC20) keyboards ~3mm tip

These plungers have a shorter (approx 3mm) tip as usually found on the C64C (white) keyboard, but also on some breadins, the Commodore C16 and some VIC20s. Key caps designed for both types fit well.

  • From a standard metal spring Type 1 C64 keyboard.
  • Clean and in good condition.
  • Individually tested to make sure the conductive rubber pad is OK.
  • Note: key caps designed for 5mm tip types are not a perfect fit on 3mm plungers.
Price: £ 0.50   Add to cart. (16 in stock)
C64C Common Keyboard - Spare Key - Grade 1 -1.5

Spare Keys for  the Common C64C - Colour Grade 1.5

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 from the common type keyboard 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 - 1.5: 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  0 + - £ clr/home ins/del 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   f5/f6
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 (please do not order keys that are not shown as in stock) - thanks! Also note that only one key cap of each type is available - please don't request multiples.

Price: £ 1.25   Add to cart. (57 in stock)
C64C Common Keyboard - Spare Key - Grade 2

Spare Keys for the common C64C - Colour Grade 2

As above but Grade 2: Some age yellowing. (Please see this image for comparison.)

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


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 +  - £ 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
F5/6
C= CBM SHIFT
Z X C V B N M < > / Shift CursL/R CursU/D
f7/f8

Please specify which key you require in the Special Instructions box during checkout (please do not order keys that are not shown as in stock) - thanks! Also note that only one key cap of each type is available - please don't request multiples.

Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (22 in stock)
C64C Common Keyboard - Spare Key - Grade 3

Spare Keys for the common C64C - Colour Grade 3

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

The following "Grade 3" C64C keys are currently available. Space bar is listed separately when available. 

<
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

+ - £ Ins/Del
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
 C=
Shift Z X C V B N M . , /
CrsrUD  CrsrLR

Please specify which key you require in the Special Instructions box during checkout (please do not order keys that are not shown as in stock) - thanks! Also note that only one key cap of each type is available - please don't request multiples.

Price: £ 0.90   Add to cart. (24 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 1-1.3 so have the lowest yellowing. The following keys of this type are currently available:

<=
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 + - £ ClrHome InsDel F1/F2
CTRL
Q W E R T Y U  I O P @ * ^ Restore
F3/F4
RunStop ShLock A S D F G H I K L [ ] = Return

F5/F6
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 (please do not order keys that are not shown as in stock) - thanks! Also note that only one key cap of each type is available - please don't request multiples.

Price: £ 1.75   Add to cart. (17 in stock)
C64C Early Keyboard - Spare Key - Grade 2

Spare Keys For *** Early *** White C64C - Colour Grade 2

As above but Grade 2: Some age yellowing. (Please see this image for comparison.)

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






5 6 7 8


+ -


Ctrl   Q W E R T Y U  I O P @ * ^(pi)  Restore F3/F4

ShftLock A S D F G H J K L

=
 Return F5/F6
 

Z X C V B N

> /
CrsrUD  CrsrLR

Please specify which key you require in the Special Instructions box during checkout (please do not order keys that are not shown as in stock) - thanks! Also note that only one key cap of each type is available - please don't request multiples.

Price: £ 1.50   Add to cart. (13 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:

<-  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 + - £ InsDel ClrHome

f1/f2
CTRL   Q W E R T Y U  I O P @ ^ * Restore

f3/f4
RunStop SLock A S D F G H J L K : ; =   Return

f5/f6
C= CBM   Shift Z X C V B N M < > / CursUD  CursUD Shift

f7/f8

Please specify which key you require in the Special Instructions box during checkout (please do not order keys that are not shown as in stock) - thanks! Also note that only one key cap of each type is available - please don't request multiples.

Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (21 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. (13 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: £ 1.95   Add to cart. (3 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 include a plunger or 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. 


















F1/f2
 





Y

O





F3/f4
Run/Stop  














F5/f6









<






F7/f8

Please specify which key you require in the Special Instructions box during checkout (please do not order keys that are not shown as in stock) - thanks! Also note that only one key cap of each type is available - please don't request multiples.

Price: £ 1.50   Add to cart. (4 in stock)
C64C Type 3 Keyboard - Spare Key - Grade 2-3

Spare Keys For White C64C -  Type 3 fitting - Colour Grade 2-3

As above but grade 2-3: Some age yellowing. (Please see this image for colour comparison.) Clean and undamaged, sold individually. Does not include a plunger or spring. The following "Type 3" C64C keys are currently available. Space bar is listed separately when available.   Function keys are the grey type.

<- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 + - £ ClrHome
F1
Ctrl
Q W E R T Y U I O P @ * ^pi Restore
F3
RunStop ShLock A S D F G H J K L : ; = RETURN
F5
CBM Shift Z X C V B N M < >
CursLR CursUD

F7

Please specify which key you require in the Special Instructions box during checkout (please do not order keys that are not shown as in stock) - thanks! Also note that only one key cap of each type is available - please don't request multiples.

Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (15 in stock)
C64C Type 3 Keyboard Clip for Space Bar

Space Bar clip for C64C keyboard *For Type 3 Keyboards*

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 a "Type 3" C64C keyboard - ie: the type with notched, hollow plungers (not the black crosspoints). 
  • Despite looking very similar, these will not fit breadbin keyboards.
  • Sold individually.
Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (out of 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. (20 in stock)
Commodore 64C Case/Motherboard Screw 8mm -New

Commodore 64C Case/Motherboard Screw 8mm - New

  • As above but brand new replacement screws.
Price: £ 0.10   Add to cart. (17 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: £ 0.12   Add to cart. (1 in stock)
Commodore 64C Keyboard-to-Bracket Screw - New

Commodore 64C Keyboard-to-bracket screw  - New

Used to attach the keyboard unit to the metal mounting brackets in the C64C.

  • New, sold individually
Price: £ 0.15   Add to cart. (26 in stock)
Space bar plastic insert from C64 / C64C - White type - Type 1

Spare bar plastic insert clip - White type Type 1

  • 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 (ie: those that have the common black, cross-point type plungers. They're too tight for the Type3 space bars which originally had black inserts.)
  • 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.
  • Note: Not suitable for Type 2 keyboards (the kind without springs under the main keys) as the cross bar is different on those.
  • Clean, no rust.
Price: £ 1.50   Add to cart. (out of stock)