As Ive been doing some repairs on divIDE’s and I didn’t already own one, I picked up a nice cheap 128 on eBay the other day, sold as powering up but wont load games.
At first I suspected it was just a dodgy tape drive and as I would be using the divIDE to load stuff it didn’t bother me.
So, it arrived and I powered it up and it worked OK. I loaded up my test game and it loaded fine but then crashed. I tried it again a few more times but kept crashing at random points. Time for another going over with the 9010 I thought, only when I fitted it, it no longer crashed. I replaced the Z80 for a brand new one and its been fine.
Nice and easy