Commodore PC-5/PC-10


The PC-5/PC-10 keyboard was made for Commodore systems which was released in 1984. There are other variants of this keyboard including a Cherry produced version. This keyboard also was used for early PC-10 systems and later being replaced by another keyboard entirely.


This keyboard was OEMed for Commodore:



The keycaps are made out of PBT with dye-sublimated legends. The colorway of the keycaps are unique to Commodore where they are a reversed colorway where the alphas are darker in color compared to the modifiers. 

The layout is unique to this keyboard where the medium ass enter and the 1.75u backspace. This layout is a mix between a terminal layout and an AT layout.

Upper Case

The upper case is made out of a single piece of beige ABS plastic. The plastic is textured due to the molding process that is used to create the upper case.

Lower Case

The lower case is molded from the same ABS plastic as the upper case. A set of slots are located in the lower case that join the two halves together. The feet that are integrated into the lower case are flush with the lower case when retracted. 

Switch Plate

The switch plate is made out of stamped steel. The plate has deeper stamping around the switches so that the entire switch plate could be produced with less material. The plate is only coated with a clear coat.


The PCB is a double-sided PCB with all traces on the backside of the PCB. The controllers found on the PCB vary, some later models have been found with both Toshiba and Mitsubishi controllers.


The cable is approximately 1 meter long for the coiled variant and stretches up to 2 meters easily. It contains a molded 5 pin din connector with 6 pin headers using a molex connector on the PCB.




LED Switch


PCB Markings

Serial Number

Original Packaging


LED Switch

Spacebar Switch

PCB Back