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I’ve got a pile of broken C64s, let’s fix a couple!

Who doesn’t love a good C64 repair session? These machines are both easy to fix and also can be tricky sometimes. So let’s break out the schematics and oscilloscope and fix a couple of these machines!

The Commodore 64, introduced in 1982, stands as one of the most iconic and beloved home computers of its era. Featuring an impressive array of hardware specifications for its time, the C64 boasted a MOS Technology 6510 microprocessor running at 1 MHz, 64 kilobytes of RAM, and advanced graphics and sound capabilities. Its graphical capabilities, including sprites and a wide color palette, allowed for visually impressive games and applications. Additionally, the SID (Sound Interface Device) chip provided the Commodore 64 with rich and distinct audio capabilities, enabling it to produce music and sound effects that were far ahead of its competitors.

Beyond its technical specifications, the Commodore 64 had a massive software library, ranging from games to productivity software and educational programs. Its affordability and widespread availability made it a staple in households and schools, contributing to its popularity and longevity. The C64 also served as a platform for budding programmers and hobbyists, offering accessible programming languages like BASIC and assembly, empowering users to create their own software and games. Its robust hardware and extensive software support cemented the Commodore 64’s status as a legendary computing platform, leaving an indelible mark on the history of personal computing.

Commodore 64 Getting Started & Buying Guide 2024!

The Commodore 64 stands as an iconic symbol of the 1980s home computing revolution. Released in 1982, it boasted impressive capabilities for its time, including a 1 MHz processor, 64 kilobytes of RAM, and groundbreaking graphics and sound capabilities. Its affordability, combined with its capabilities, made it immensely popular among both gaming enthusiasts and home users. The system featured a wide range of software, from games like “Pac-Man” and “Donkey Kong” to productivity applications, contributing to its widespread appeal.

The Commodore 64’s influence extended far beyond its technical specifications. It played a pivotal role in introducing computing to a broader audience and fostering a generation of programmers and gamers. Its accessible design encouraged exploration and learning, sparking creativity in countless users and leaving an indelible mark on the history of personal computing. Even decades after its release, the Commodore 64 remains a nostalgic cornerstone for those who grew up with its distinctive beige keyboard and chunky design.

** NEW ** GAME PICKUPS of 2022 w/ Reggie!! (Switch, PS4, Xbox, C64, Dreamcast, Saturn)

We are BACK w/ another epic GAME PICKUPS video today! 40 Games on Switch, PS4, Xbox, C64, Dreamcast, Saturn & more! 


Real Bout Fatal Fury (Saturn/Arcade)

F.I.S.T. (PS4/PS5/PC)

Moving Out (PS4/Switch/Xbox One)

Scott Pilgrim vs The World The Game (PS3/PS4/Xbox/Switch/PC)

Double Dragon IV (PS4/PC/Switch/Xbox One/Mobile)

Star Wars Republic Commando (Switch/Xbox/PC/PS4)

Star Wars Racer (Switch/PC/N64/Dreamcast/PS4/Xbox)

UnMetal (PS Vita/PS4/Xbox/PC)

Leisure Suit Larry Collection (Dreamcast)

Blazing Chrome (PS4/Xbox One/PC/Switch)

Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne (Switch/PS2)

Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch)

G-Darius HD (Switch/PC)

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania (Switch/PC/PS4/PS5/Xbox)

World War Z (Switch/PC/PS4/Xbox One)

Moon8: Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon (NES)

Cris Tales (Switch/PC/PS4/PS5)

Far Cry 6 (Xbox Series X/PS4/PS5)

Erica (PS4/iOS/PC)

Roniu’s Tale (NES)

Inspector Waffles (PS4/Switch/PC)

River City: Rival Showdown (3DS) 

River City: Tokyo Rumble (3DS)

112th Seed (PS4/Xbox/Switch)

Castlevania Anniversary Collection (Switch/PC/Xbox)

Deadly Premonitions Origins (Switch/PC)

Deponia Collection (Switch/PS4/Xbox One)

Obey Me (PS4/Xbox One/PC/Switch)

Krazy Racers (GBA)

NEOGEO Pocket Color Selection Vol 1 (Switch/PC)

DEX (Switch/PS4/PC/Vita/Xbox One)

Iron Wings (Switch/Xbox One/PC/Android)

Conan (C64)

DragonHawk (C64)

Koronis Rift (C64)

Jumpman (C64)

Gateway to Apshai (C64)

Blue Max (C64)

Marble Madness (C64)

Realm of Impossibility (C64)

Commodore 64 Hidden Gems (they play on the C64 Mini too!)

11 Hidden gems for your Commodore 64!
C64 Full Size Maxi: https://thec64.com
TheC64 FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/209280506324242/
C64/128 Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/commodoresixtyfour/

Mr. Robot and his Robot Factory
Park Patrol
Battle Through Time
Law Of The West
Hard Hat Mack
Montezuma’s Revenge
Neutral Zone
Spider and the Fly

** DISCLAIMER: The C64 “Maxi” was sent to me for review, however all of the opinions are my own **