Welcome. This web page represents a picture-oriented guide for
diagnosing problems with Commodore 64 computers. It's basically
an image gallery of various problem scenarios along with their
descriptions and known causes.
Keep in mind that the main purpose of this
guide is to assist you in diagnosing problems, not to tell with 100%
certainty which part is causing a problem. For example, a blank (black) screen
upon startup is a common problem, but its causes are so many
that it's not even included on this page. Even if your C64
is showing the same symptoms as a listed picture, it's still not 100%
certain that the cause is the same - a similar error can often be caused
by many different things.
For the best results, use this guide in conjunction
with other C64-related sites listed here.
Audio problems are naturally a bit hard to portray with pictures, so I added
a separate section for them:
Diagnosing Audio Problems
This web page will always be a work in progress, more pictures will be added with time.
If you have a picture to contribute or questions about the currently
listed problems/causes, I would like to hear from you:
Click on an image for detailed information about a fault