Needed materials

Things to note

There is no need to add jumper wires to the board or cut traces.

Pay attention to the jumpers on the board. They should be installed and populated according to the legends on the board.

C90 is marked as 360 pF on the board. This is in line with what Commodore specified. You can install a 470 pF instead.

RP8 on the original board have three pins cut off, there’s no need to do that on the Neo. You can solder in the whole pack.

RF modulator (or suitable replacement board) must be installed or there will be no output from the VIC. The RF modulator is the same as used on the C64C Short Board #250469.

You can locate components using the Component Locator

Board revision specific notes

rev 3.1

There’s a small issue with the silk screen for C201. C201 is located here:

C201 location

C121 is marked as 0.1µF on the PCB, it should be 0.01µF.

The silkscreen for the DRAM capacitors (C38 - C53) is wrong. It says 0.1 µF when the caps should be 0.22 µF. However, the board will work just fine with 0.1 µF as well.

C63 has the wrong value on the silk screen, it shows 10µF on the board but 100µF is the correct value.

R47 is located in the wrong location and marked R101. A fix needs to be installed on the board to correct this, see this post

An improved assembly guide will be written