Re: vic20 / vic 20 version 2 / c64

From: David Wood <>
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2015 18:28:47 -0400
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Thanks for the notes Anders.

Your notes about the cartridge port remind me of someone mentioning some
changes to the wiring of an unconnected pin on the port.  Does anyone have

On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 3:32 PM, Anders Carlsson <>

> David Wood wrote:
>  I believe this size would fit a c64c case nicely.
> Well, the cartridge port and possibly joystick port won't line up with a
> C64C (or breadbox C64) case, but nothing a Dremel can't solve.
> Otherwise yes, the power supply has the same pinout and voltages as all
> the C64 ones.
> The keyboard mechanism electrically is interchangable with everything from
> the very first VIC-20 to the last C64G, the mounting mechanism and the type
> of key plungers used internally may differ, the latter only important if
> you need to repair it.
> ISTR the VIC-20 CR shell has a little more narrow or if it is wider
> cartridge slot than the first VIC-20, so some cartridges may physically not
> fit as well, but of course the actual cartridge connector is the same. Also
> some peripherals like early VIC-1020 expansion boxes were specifically
> designed for the two-prong VIC-20 and won't fit as well without
> modification for a VIC-20 CR.
> Best regards
> Anders Carlsson
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