Introduction

The Central Processing Unit (CPU) or Micro Processing Unit (MPU) is the 8-bit processor for the Commodore 64.

1. Remove three 6.75mm ph2 screw heads from the casing
  • 1. Remove three 6.75mm ph2 screw heads from the casing

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2. Split the case of the C64 open by pulling up on the case towards you
  • 2. Split the case of the C64 open by pulling up on the case towards you

  • Do not pull too hard that you break the clips.

Good advice, but is there a reliable way of keeping the clips intact?

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  • 1. Detach the multi-colored wire bundles connected to the motherboard.

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  • Locate the CPU chip which is labeled 'MOS 6510 3782'

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  • 3. Loosen the CPU chip with a Phillips screwdriver. Then use your hand to pry up the CPU chip from the motherboard.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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