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The object of this project is to take an old C16 (Faulty) and remove the motherboard and replace with a small form factor pc. In this case i used a VIA ARTiGO Pico-ITX

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Specification:

CPU

VIA C7 1GHz Processor

Chipset

VIA VX700 Unified Digital Media IGP Chipset

Memory Support

1 DDR2 533 SODIMM Socket, Up to 1GB

Hard Disk Support

1 IDE Connector (2.0mm 44-pin Header) and 1 SATA Connector for 2.5" Hard Disk

Operation System Support

Windows 2000 / XP, WinCE, XPe, Linux


 
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Here i have removed everthing from the original case ready to insert into the Commodore 16

 
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It was a tight squeeze but i managed to get all the parts into the c16. I used a Keyrah board which you can buy from here. This is a great bit of kit that can convert the commodore range of computers to usb keyboards.

 


 
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Another view showing the inside. From here you can see usb sockets from the original pc inside the c16. The idea is to connect a USB hub to this to create external sockets. The Orginal pc came with 4 sockets. 1 is used for the keyrah board, 2 is used for usb audio device as the onboard one did not work. 3 usb wifi, 4 was used to connect the external usb hub which then gave me a further 3 sockets.

 
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And this is what i bought for the USB hub.

 
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With a bit of cutting i managed to get it to fit into the old c16 cartridge socket.

 
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Here is the inside almost complete. I have to connect the internal audio to a external socket. Power button needs to be fitted and the c16 power light will act as a hard drive light.

 
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Here is the finished rear view. From here you can see all the available sockets from left to right:
3 usb sockets.
Power socket
Audio socket
External fan outlet
VGA socket
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