Inside the Commodore 64

This pioneering PC made instant geeks out of millions of people back in the '80s. But what lies within the Commodore 64's fetching brown shell?

How the Lower Half Lives


Having set the upper half (keyboard assembly) aside for a moment, we've separated the lower half of the C64 into three parts: the plastic housing, the top RF shield, and the motherboard. Only a few screws held the motherboard to the case, and three of those held the top RF shield in place. The clear plastic piece (at the top of the photo) is the power LED connected to its red and black wires.

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