Vic-20... still keeps on tickin'

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Vic-20... still keeps on tickin'

Postby Radical Brad » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:07 pm

Once and a while, I unbox my Commodore collection, and power them up...


The 2 VICs in my collection are still working perfectly.
One is original, and on modded for composite video.

The PET 4016 is the oldest of the gang, and it also works.
Last week my Core-7 Dell system bit the dust.

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Re: Vic-20... still keeps on tickin'

Postby joshuadenmark » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:35 am

Hi Radical Brad

Really nice collection, that how it's working for me too. I envy you for the PET :)

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Re: Vic-20... still keeps on tickin'

Postby cvga » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:52 am

Nice! Everything looks like it's in great condition. I have a bunch of Verbatim disks that I purchased back in the day also :)

Here's a picture of the "Commodore Corner" of my gameroom. I always keep by C-64 and Vic-20 hooked up.


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Re: Vic-20... still keeps on tickin'

Postby cbmeeks » Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:48 pm

Nice collection Brad. I follow many of your posts over at

I also have a PET (8032) that recently the monitor died (or maybe just some caps..not sure yet).

So if you decide to power up that PET, whatever you do....don't leave it unattended!

It took two days for the stink to leave my house after my 8032 started popping and sizzling. lol
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Re: Vic-20... still keeps on tickin'

Postby napabar » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:18 pm

Why would you need to mod a VIC for composite video? It already supports it with a monitor cable.

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Re: Vic-20... still keeps on tickin'

Postby ral-clan » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:18 am

Welcome. Nice to have another Ontarian here. Your web-site is impressive! I also started around 1978 on my school's PET, although you are waaaay beyond me in terms of your electronics skills.
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Re: Vic-20... still keeps on tickin'

Postby Boray » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:18 am

Radical Brad wrote:One is original, and on modded for composite video.

But the vic-20 already have composite video out as standard?!
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