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NEC3500A firmware upgrade advice for newbie - 10/6/2004 8:11:06 PM   
randomwalk101

 

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Hi,
I have a IBM thinkpad T42 laptop hooking up to a external (via USB 2) NEC 3500A DVD burner. The firmware is stock.

I read that the manuf. limits ripping to 2.5x or something. This does take quite a while to rip/burn a DVD so I'd like to upgrade the firmware to 2.17 or something and remove this "limitation" so I can rip faster.

Question 1: Which version of hack (should I use hack or original 2.17?) should I use for this purpose?

Question 2: Since it's hooked up via USB, I can't flash via pure DOS mode (no usb recognition in DOS) and I only have a laptop so can't connect the DVD drive in any other way. How "safe" is window flashing? What are the success rate upgrading via window mode?

Question 3: If flashing from windows, which software (flasher) will I need to do this?
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RE: NEC3500A firmware upgrade advice for newbie - 10/7/2004 1:57:42 AM   
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You can use any SE version that has removed the limitations from that forum and just use the windows flasher as described at this forum

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RE: NEC3500A firmware upgrade advice for newbie - 10/7/2004 6:26:28 PM   
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Flashed success via laptop and usb 2.0 using Liggy's window flash (flashbin) and the firmware available here (thanks Emperor)...Now I'm ready to play :D

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

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RE: NEC3500A firmware upgrade advice for newbie - 10/7/2004 6:42:48 PM   
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