grafvonb wrote:it's a German one (which is good because they are SO MUCH BETTER than the UK ones where the connectors are concerned, and I believe the microdrive units are more reliable too...)"
NOPE! German QLs are HORRIBLE! First of all other (DIN/SUB-D connectors - you have to wire your cables yourself), AND
YOU CANNOT SEE COLOURS ON A TV WITH A GERMAN QL.
They had to drop this, to get the allowance to sell the QL in Germany (don't know what was wrong with the video hardware).
And I don't believe that the MDVs of German QLs are any better. They work for some time (same with floppies, albeit they last longer), then the cartridges (NOT THE MICRODRIVES, they seem to last longer) are damaged (as floppies) and do not work any more without reformatting.