William Levak wrote: > This was a constant problem with those keyboards. You will have to take > it apart and clean the contacts. Great, thanks! This means there are chances the VIA or PIA is still good. It would've been a pity to put a replacement into an otherwise original mainboard. > > The sticker doesn't look like peeled off a real C64C and then put onto > > that machine, someone with a set of spare stickers or a good talent to > > remove stickers must've done this. > > This is probably a reconditioned unit. Commodore sold replacement labels > to authorized service dealers. That explains a lot. I now opened the machine (and destroyed the warranty seal), because it wasn't working. Bad power switch. Otherwise the machine is fine, but heavily repaired. The C64A (250407 rev A) is one of the oldest ones I saw, it even has the patch wire on the power socket. It's also of much better PCB quality than most C64A I saw. But it got a new CIA, PLA, VIC-II, CPU and maybe SID: All have been socketed during the repair. It also seems to have a replacement modulator, it is the newer PAL type from the C64B with the PAL-G/I switch on the side. Together with the 6569R5 which is in there, this makes this C64A the only one I ever had that has an acceptable video output. But the stupid thing has the old rev 2 ROM in there :-( Nicolas - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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