C64 sound problems
dgahling at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 10 12:38:26 CDT 2009
are you using the correct cable plugged into the correct place?
this is usually the biggest cause.
sound was mono, and you need the proper wiring, and your tv/etc may only accept
mono sound on a specific input
> From: dbetz at xlisper.com
> To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
> Subject: C64 sound problems
> Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 13:31:30 -0400
> I just inherited a Commodore 64, 1541 disk drive, some joysticks and
> various other related stuff. I've tried the C64 and 1541 by attempting
> to boot a couple of games that came with the package and it seems that
> the computer and drive work okay. The games come up and display their
> start screen. My problem is that the sound doesn't seem to work. The
> games came up silent when I suspect that they have some sort of music
> associated with their start screens and a simple Basic program that I
> typed in to test the sound also fails to produce any output. I know
> that the SID chips in these machines are prone to failure but I was
> wondering if there were any other likely causes of a lack of sound.
> The main reason I was interested in this machine was to play around
> with the SID so it will be very disappointing to find that it is bad.
> Is there anything other than a dead SID that can cause sound problems
> on a C64?
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