After a hiatus of having my old computers put away in storage for 10+ years, I opened up and started them up. To my surprise almost all the components worked. These last few months I have been upgrading and verifying their use. I have come to a very strange case with my 1581.
Initially, the 1581 was found that the floppy drive had a seized spindle drive. I tried freeing it to no avail. Rummaging the PC boxes I replaced the drive with a Teac FD235HF-6240 (Thanks to Ray Carlsen - 1581 Hard Tip) and installed a JiffyDOS rom. I enjoyed it enormously both with my C128DCR and ZoomFloppy. I verified all my old floppy, played a few games, and threw away the dead. This worked for one day.
The next day, it would not work on the C128DCR. The drive would flash red but there were no error. There was nothing when trying to get information but a flashing red.
The strange thing is the ZoomFloppy works without any problem. Even using it with Vice.
I have a Teac FD235HF-3240 on its way from ebay. I will use it as last chance.
Too many years ago I had the choice between a Heathkit H8 or a C64. Of course, I went with the C64. It was a tool that I used for years, but I put it in storage. Recently I pulled it out and cleaned it up to find out that it still worked. In those days I wanted a C128, so I found a C128DCR and have been banging on the keyboard and looking for old software.