Commodore VIC-20

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I currently own a single Commodore VIC-20, which makes repair and testing a little bit tricky.

  • VIC 20 - 1982 - Assy No: 250403 FAB - 251040-01 1 REV.D - Black Screen.

History/Log

  1. 5th August 2020 - Purchased at auction for £78 (VIC-20 with datassette, software and books). In a separate lot, also purchased eleven VIC-20 cartridges for £67.
  2. 16th August 2020 - Fiddled with VIC-20 - Black screen. Discovered dead fuse. Ordered replacement.
  3. 22nd August 2020 - Replaced dead fuse. The VIC20 still produces a black screen. So, a few chips are probably dead too -sigh- On the plus side, I gave the case a little scrub and it's come up nice, aside from a few stubborn marks.
Commodore VIC-20 before repair and restoration
Commodore VIC-20 mainboard before repair and restoration

Cartridges

  • 16K RAM > PACK Memory Expansion Cartridge
  • Jelly Monsters (VIC-1905)
  • Jupiter Lander (VIC-1907)
  • Mole Attack (VIC-1912)
  • Omega Race (VIC-1924)
  • Pirates Cove (VIC-1915)
  • Radar Ratrace (VIC-1910)
  • Road Race (VIC-1909)
  • Sargon II Chess (X2) (VIC-1919)
  • Spiders of Mars VicPack

Cassette Games & Software

  • Apple Tree (1984) - Commodore
  • Arcadia (1983) - Imagine
  • BBC Mastermind (1983) - Commodore
  • Blitz (1984) - Commodore
  • Bullet (1984) - Mastertronic
  • Cosmiads (1984) - Bug Byte
  • Engineshed (1984) - Commodore
  • Facemaker (1984) - ASK
  • Frantic (1983) - Imagine
  • Gridrunner (1983) - Llamasoft
  • King Tut (1984) - Mastertronic
  • Know Your Child's IQ (1984) - Commodore
  • Know Your Own IQ (1984) - Commodore
  • Know Your Own Personality (1984) - Commodore
  • Jet Pac (1984) - Ultimate
  • Junior Math - Commodore
  • Land Of Tezrel (1984) - Omen / HFS
  • Parachute (1984) - Commodore
  • Psycho Shopper (1984) - Mastertronic
  • Quizmaster (1984) - Commodore
  • Rapier Punch (1984) - Commodore
  • Robert Carrier's Menu Planner (1984) - Commodore
  • SCRAM 20 (1984) - Artic Computing Ltd
  • Sir Hero (1984) - Commodore
  • Ski (1984) - Commodore
  • Snooker (1984) - Visions
  • Spacesnake (1984) - Commodore
  • Space Bomber Plus Man On The Run (1983) - Sumlock
  • Star Defence (1984) - Anirog Software
  • Submarine Commander (1984) - Creative Sparks
  • Teach and Test : Arithmetic Two (1984) - Commodore
  • The Wizard And The Princess (1983) - Melbourne House
  • Vic Panic (1983) - Bug Byte
  • Vic Money Manager (1984) - Commodore

Books & Magazines

  • How to Connect your VIC - from Commodore Computer
  • Introducing VicSoft - from Commodore Computer (Starter Pack Special)
  • Introduction to Basic:~ Part 1 - The Comprehensive Teach Yourself Programming Series for VIC-20 by Andrew Colin
  • Learn Computer Programming with the Commodore VIC - L.R.Carter and E.Huzan
  • Personal Computing on the Vic-20 - A friendly computer guide
  • The VIC-20 for Children - Tony Noble
  • VIC-20 Programmers Reference Guide
  • VIC Games - Kevin Bergin

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