emperor -> NEC ND-6500A official firmware overview (10/15/2004 4:19:23 AM)
At this thread you can find NEC ND-6500A 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 6500A?
A: NEC 6500A is a 1/2" Height slim-line drive that supports 8X DVD+/-R and 2.4X DL writing speeds. It can be found pre-installed at several laptops but also sold seperatly at stores.
Q: With which utilities can I flash/extract the firmware from my NEC ND-6500A drives?
A: BinFlash supports flash/extract for ND-6500A drives
Q: How can I upgrade by NEC ND-6450A to ND-6500A?
A: The process is quite easy, please visit this thread!
Q: Where can I find NECDump?
A: Please visit this page and check at the bottom (signature)!
Q: Where can I find region free firmware for my 6500A 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-6500A), 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 8X), so its suggested to use NEC Dump and see if the media you want to use (or buy) is supported at the desired (8X) speed. Till today there aren't any modified firmwares for the 6500 drives...so stick with the official releases!
Q: My drive has 2.24 firmware but i can see below, 2.57 is this firmware better/newer? What is going on?
A: Don't panic, your firmware and 2.57 are both official firmware. Some drives are shipped from NEC with different firmware revisions (such as 2.57, 2.40), for different customers (laptop makers). All posted firmwares below are either extracted from physical drives or ripped out of NEC official windows flasher.
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?