Step 1: Unpack and Inventory Components.
Step 2: Connect Peripherals.
Step 3: Connect Video and Audio.
Monitors are better because they don't have issues with TV interference, but if you use a TV, you'll need to use an RF modulator and a selector switch and/ or a 75 ohm adapter plug to connect the computer's video and audio outputs to the TV. The user guide that comes with the C-64 gives better details about this and should be consulted, especially if you have a TV made before 2000. If any questions, ask a TV service tech to help.
Step 4: Connect Power Supply.
TIP: Use a multi-outlet power strip, with a surge protector, to provide power to each components by plugging the indivdual items into the strip (do this while thr power strip is turned off!!!). This device can be purchased in an electronics shop or retailer and is the wisest investment you can make. I highly recommend APC, but there are other good brands out there.
Step 5: Check Connections Then Power On! (Troubleshoot If Needed.)
TV or Monitor
If you have a power outlet, and every item is plugged into it, you may now turn on the power strip.
If any problems, recheck connections and individual components using the troubleshooting guide that comes with the individual component that may be to blame. Any problems that are related to electrical or mechanical issues should be referred to qualified service personnel.
Step 6: Enjoy!