Commodore Amiga - 1351 Mouse Rev A - Metal Dome Switches
Released in 1983 for the Amiga and
later the Commodore 64
/ 128 the 1351 mouse is a fairly basic, yet
very well designed unit.
While extremely similar in design and
depending on plug supplied visually identical from the outside the Amiga
and 64 version are not compatible with each others system; more details
Like most mice of its
era, the unit featured two action buttons and two encoder wheels to
dictate X and Y positional movement.
The 1351 was released in at
least another two variations; one with metal dome switches as shown
below and one with pushbutton switches for the action buttons; shown on
a separate page. This is true of both the Amiga and 64 / 128 releases.
** Identifying the Amiga
and Commodore 64/ 128 1351
As mentioned above, in some instances there is no
way to identify the 64/128 and Amiga mice. On many Amiga models a plug
was used the same as the Atari 2600 controller plug only cream and
sporting the metal plug sheath. Unfortunately sometimes both the Amiga
and 64/128 plugs were the same.
Thankfully Commodore labeled the
main circuit board with a different part / ASSY number, A0101910 for
64/128 units and A0101930 for the Amigas. The smaller button switch
board ASSY number A0101920 is the same on all 1351 mice. The last two
images show both the ASSY numbers of the 64/128 and Amiga models and the
If you have a small plug 1351 mouse there is no way to be
sure of the model.