Introduction

The Video Interface Controller (VIC) is is the graphics chip for the C64.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. 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. 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 that's connected to the motherboard

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    • 2. Without using any tools prop up the metal VIC plate with both hands to expose the VIC chip.

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    • 3. Use a Phillips screwdriver to pry up the VIC chip. Then, use your hands and with small pressure pull it away to remove it from the motherboard.

    • You can insert a new VIC chip by making it clip back in on the board

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Conclusion

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

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