Re: strange c64 board

From: Richard Atkinson (
Date: 2000-02-07 14:42:31

On Mon, 7 Feb 2000, Nicolas Welte wrote:

> some months ago I got this strange C64: the board looks almost like the
> old original NTSC board, but it is a PAL board and also already uses the
> modulator and VIC cage from the next generation C64A. Most installed
> chips seem to be replacements, only the smaller chips have date codes
> from 1982.
> Did somebody see this type of board before? It also isn't mentioned in
> the service manual. A partial picture is at:

Yes, I've got one or two machines like this. They are indeed an
intermediate board, before the Rev A of the more common types but after
the original (NTSC or PAL with hacks) board. The computers that contain
these boards sometimes have square power socket cutouts, but the logos on
the case are like the later machines ('commodore 64' and 'POWER') rather
than 'commodore' and '64' as on the very earliest machines. As always with
Commodore, YMMV ;)

One of my sweetest-sounding SID chip / capacitor combinations is on a
board like this. It plays Tim Follin's Ghouls'n'Ghosts tracks very nicely!


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