Yashica YC-64
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Yashica YC-64 is the only MSX computer ever manufactured by the Japanese company Kyocera. Its originality is its burgundy color.

It has 64kB RAM and an 'International' QWERTY keyboard with £ key, but only one cartridge slot and no expansion bus slot.

Official price for France: 3950 FF (imported by Segimex)
Official price for the Netherlands: Fl. 1095 (imported by AVT Electronics)

Brand Yashica (Manufacturer: Kyocera)
Type YC-64
Year 1984
RAM 64kB in slot 3
Media MSX cartridges
Video Texas Instruments TMS9929ANL
Audio PSG (YM2149F)
Chipset none (separate IC's)


Yashica YC-64
Yashica YC-64 RGB connector on version for France
Yashica YC-64 back (PAL version)
Yashica YC-64 label (PAL version)
Yashica YC-64 PCB (PAL version)
Yashica YC-64 label (version for France)
Yashica YC-64 PCB (version for France)


The Yashica YC-64 is a MSX1 without MSX-Engine. The CPU is a Z80A from Zilog or NEC (D780C-1). Only the version for France has a RGB output connector.

Slot Map

Slot 0 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3
Bank C000h~FFFFh Cartridge
Bank 8000h~BFFFh
Bank 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM
Bank 0000h~3FFFh Main-ROM


  • RF output (not on version for France)
  • Composite video output (not on version for France)
  • RGB output (only on version for France)
  • Analog sound output
  • Centronics compatible Parallel port for a printer
  • Tape recorder connector
  • 2 general connectors (MSX joysticks, mouse, paddle controllers, ...)
  • 1 cartridge slot
  • One AC power plug