The Commodore monitor cable


The Commodore monitor cable connects Commodore machines to monitors and other display or video recording devices. It's compatible with Commodore 64 and 128 machines and devices with Chrominance/Luminance input or composite video input.

Hardware requirements

You need the following hardware to make use of this cable:


You can find the details on how to build this cable at the construction page.


The assembled cable looks like this: complete cable, DIN plug at machine end.

These pictures should give you an overall idea on how the cable looks like and how it should be properly assembled. However, when building a cable yourself, you should not rely on the pictures only; see the construction guide instead.


Connect the DIN plug into the audio/video port on your Commodore machine. For a Commodore monitor, connect the red, black and white RCA plugs into the red, yellow and white ports of your monitor, respectively; do not connect the yellow RCA plug anywhere. For a device with Chrominance/Luminance input, connect the red and black RCA plugs into the Chrominance and Luminance ports of the device, respectively. For a device with composite video input, connect the yellow RCA plug into the composite video port of the device.

Important! Do not plug or unplug cables while your equipment is switched on. Make sure that all components of your equipment are connected to the same, properly grounded power outlet.

Copyright and license

The Commodore monitor cable is assumed to be public domain.

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