Re: very strange C64 fault

Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:26:19 +0200
Message-Id: <>
> On 2017-04-18, at 15:09, Baltissen, GJPAA (Ruud) <> wrote:
> Hallo Pete,
>> I have a stack of "partially failed" chips.
> Weird. In the 30 years that I have repaired C64 I ran into exactly one faulty, in this case: dead, VIC-II.

True - VICs (unlike TEDs - grrr) were very rare to fail, although I saw some with various "special effects" over the time.

> About six other faulty/dead ones were to blame to lightning, broken power supplies and human errors. Only the 6510 did better: none.

Means you haven't experimented much with the CASSETTE port of the 64 ;-) I myself fried one 6510 when doing things there. Obviously it counts as human error but it was harder to make such in case of the VIC, which sits well behind reach of a CU.

SD! -

       Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
Received on 2017-04-18 14:00:38

Archive generated by hypermail 2.2.0.