Commodore 64 Black Screen Triple Challenge (Part 2)


Noel’s Retro Lab has 3 Commodore 64 units all with the “Black Screen of Death”. In this series videos Noel will trouble shoot each and attempt to restore them. This is Part 2 of 3.

“It turns out Commodore #2 had multiple faulty components, so I took longer than expected fixing it. It makes for an interesting investigation starting with unreliable socket on the VIC, a shorted kernal ROM, and a bad PLA. As a bonus I build a quick (and really tall) adapter to fit a 27C128 EPROM on the ROM slot.”