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  • #41154
    speedswan
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    Hello,

    I’ve installed the C64VE to my C64 and I only get a black screen or if I’m lucky a screen filled with static (from the original video output) or horizontal lines from the component video.

    The VICII chip is a 6569R3 and the motherboard revision is what I think you call a ‘long’ PAL board

    Please help!

    #41207
    BuckoA51
    Keymaster

    Can we see some pictures of your installation?

    #41218
    speedswan
    Participant

    https://postimg.cc/GBww01j8
    https://postimg.cc/qh4PRXSp
    https://postimg.cc/KKPXxs99

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    #41307
    BuckoA51
    Keymaster

    It could be that the VIC2 adapter is not seated properly. It requires a little force.

    Also, pin 21 of the vic2 doesn’t look like its going into the socket. Remove and re-seat it.

    #41319
    speedswan
    Participant

    Ok, now I get static 100%

    https://postimg.cc/YjnxQ80M
    https://postimg.cc/56XSgvQv

    The purplish image is going to my BVM and the static one is going to my retrotink2X.

    If I plug the the VIC2 straight into the motherboard as before – should the C64 just work as before through composite?

    Thanks!

    #41323
    speedswan
    Participant

    I connected the VIC2 chip direct and got the same result.

    After that, I reseated all of the socketed chips on the main PCB and it booted up fine, put back in the kit and it worked great.

    Thanks for the help!

    #41453
    BuckoA51
    Keymaster

    Glad you got it solved !

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