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DA5 657797 B1
Commodore 64C serial number DA5 657797 B1 made in Germany.
The 64C was the 64 given a makeover including a more modern case and a lighter colour but was otherwise almost identical to the breadbin versions. There is an additional switch at the back, marked L-H. This appears to be connected to the RF output but is blanked off on one of my 64Cs and seems to have no effect on the others. By the time of its launch in 1987 sales of the 64 were already in decline. Newer, bigger computers were coming onto the market and so the 64C was not a great success.
Rear view
At the rear is a cartridge slot for games and programming aids, a switch to adjust the tv signal, rf output to a tv, rgb output to tv or monitor, the serial port for disk drives and printers, the datassette connection and an RS-232 connector for other peripherals.
Start-up Screen
Side view
On the side are two ports for joysticks, paddles, light pens and light guns. To the right are the on/off switch and the power connection.
My 64Cs
DA5 657797 HB5 440261 E HB5 454107 E
Serial DA 5 657797 B1 (Germany) Serial HB 5 440261 E (Hong Kong) Serial HB 5 454107 E (Hong Kong)
    Keys have yellowed
    Unreliable power connector
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