C64 restore with pics "Loads of them!"

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Thanks to eagle eyed friend for spotting a new to me old Commodore 64 at the boot sale 3 weekends ago

Managed to get it for ** with PSU and box

On getting it home and testing it, it had a faulty CPU and a U17 PLA chip..

So parts have been ordered for a little upgrade as I'll be using this one as my retro commodore games PC

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Used condition with marks all over

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lots of black scrap marks on this one

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The dust magnet

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More of those black marks

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The only yellowing I can really find on this

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Marked up bum

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Into the motherboard and that heat shield needs to come off

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Nice and dusty over the years

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To be fare I have seen worse motherboards, time to stand-up all the components!

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Close up of dust and skin :eek:

All components are all upright now too

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Time to clean!

Hot water and a brush works well

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Clean!

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Ill let the pics do there work here

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All clean but over time the metal covers on the RF and the cart slot always seem to turn this way

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Time to remove them and crack out the sand paper and hairdryer to remove the labels

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What a difference that made

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Shiny

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Ready for repair :)

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Keyboard time!.... its a little dusty

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well is it dust or skin! :eek:

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clumps of it too... nice

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bang and the dirt is gone!

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Much cleaner

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Done

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And finally the case

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Very little yellowing at all on this

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Clean bum!

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Reassembly time

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It cleaned up amazingly well!

Next up is to get it up and running!

Things to do

Install replacement CPU and U17 "PLAnkton"

Install dual kernel with JiffyDOS

Setup SD2IEC when it gets here

More pic's to come when chips arrive
 
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I've removed your price comment as the discussion of prices is not allowed on AmiBay.
 

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New CPU 6510 turned up yesterday and was installed. "same year as the board too :)"

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So just waiting on the PLA U17 to turn up now :)
 

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Wow great thread!

Isnt the C64 still sexy (when given a clean up)...after all these years.

Keep us updated please :)
 

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New dual kernel installed on the restore key :)

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Just waiting on the u17 PLA now :)
 
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