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Commodore 64: Upgrade to Heatsinks

I’ve written about my Commodore 64 from 1984 before. It’s a machine that I got from someone who had belonged to CSUN [Commodore System User Network]. He maintained it very well and had lots of floppies and manuals. I’ve had this for at least 10 years. Over the past 10 years, I’ve done a numberContinue reading “Commodore 64: Upgrade to Heatsinks”

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Commodore 64 Maintenance

I gave my Commodore 64 its annual cleaning and took some pictures this time. The first thing to do is pop open the case. This can be unnerving, as the back is held on with some plastic hooks. The front has 3 screws. Remove those and then carefully pop it apart. Open from the bottom,Continue reading “Commodore 64 Maintenance”

Christmas, Music, and Commodore 64

One thing I love just as much as music is computers. In particular, I have a passion for the old Commodore 64. There’s one sitting on my desk right now. MY COMPUTER HISTORYI first saw a computer in-person in 1978, when one of my school’s music teachers showed me how he could connect to aContinue reading “Christmas, Music, and Commodore 64”