emperor -> NEC ND-3540 Official Firmware Overview (4/12/2005 2:57:18 PM)
At this thread you can find NEC ND-3540A firmware binaries and related information.
1) Posting questions/commends about CD/DVD media, write errors, software problems, etc will be deleted without any notice!
2) Before use any of the attached binaries, please BACKUP your current firmware and compare it with the posted below files. If you have something different please let us know!
3) Any use of the attached binaries is done AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Q: What is NEC 3540A?
A: NEC enters the high DVD +/-R DL race with 3520A, since supports 8X +R DL and 6X -R DL
Q: Can I transform my 3530A to a 3540A?
A: That possibility will tested soon....
Q: What are the main differences between 3530A and 3540A?
A: The only difference between both drives, is that 3540 supports 8X +R DL, while 3530A 6X +R DL.
Q: Where can I find region free firmware for my 3540A drive?
A: Please visit TDB
Q: Will I loose my warranty if I decide to use any of the hosted firmwares?
A: As long as the drive's ID remain the same (ND-3540A), there isn't any problem with your warranty. If you mislfash, or after the flash, your drive is not working propearly or at all, then you have problem, since even with the NEC's official updaters, such problems are not covered from warranty, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
Q: I have RitekG05 (or any other media) and I would like to know how i can burn them at 8X, which firmware will do the job?
A: Usually NEC is very strict supporting Ritek or many other media at the maximum available recording speed (at our case 16X), so its suggested to use NEC Dump and see if the media you want to use (or buy) is supported at the desired (16X) speed. There are several modified firmware for the 3520A users, but are not suggested to use, unless from experienced users.
Q: Hey just found you looking around google, and my drive has different firmware revision or unknown firmware, what should I do?
A: First of all welcome aboard! Please use Binflash and extract/backup your firmware before using any other firmware. Compare your firmware with NEC Dump and if something is differnet (newer/older), sent us a private message....
Q: Hey!!! I had posted a question and cannot find it, why you deleted it?
Q: With which utilities can I flash/extract the firmware from my NEC ND-3540A (and OEM) drives?
A: BinFlash supports 3540 flash/extract functions, it can be used to use any of the following firmware binaries!
Q: Where can I find NECDump?
A: Please visit this page and check at the bottom (signature)!