From: Ed Johnson <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 22:09:42 -0500
Message-ID: <4993633354D84225A3EA358ED365619A@dell6400>
I see there are different revisions of the SID chip. I have an 8580R6
Can I use any 8580 revision SID? Or even use a 6581 ?

Best regards,
Ed Johnson

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Marko Mäkelä
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2012 2:02 AM
Subject: Re: LOW VOLUME SOUND C64c

On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 04:43:51PM -0500, Ed Johnson wrote:
>I checked the fuse inside. It was good.
>The board is a PCB ASSY #252311 REV 3
>I has a very sharp clear video picture. Better than the older bread box 
>version I tested the power supply with.
>Any other ideas?

Could the SID chip be damaged? Over 20 years ago, I damaged a SID chip in an
old-style C64 (+12V VIC and SID) by hot-plugging the audio output to a
stereo receiver that was also hooked to an antenna amplifier that may have
been powered from a different mains voltage phase. This could have caused a
ground current.  I cannot remember clearly, but I think that the audio was
very quiet after the incident. Replacing the SID chip cured it.


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