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RE: NEC ND-3530A and OEM firmware Overview - 4/14/2006 1:44:35 PM   
riot

 

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Are you positive you have a NEC 3530A?  Is it in a Dell computer?  If so, you could try the flash utility and firmware available from Dell's website.

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RE: NEC ND-3530A and OEM firmware Overview - 9/16/2006 2:14:03 AM   
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@RIOT:- Thank you so, so much for your post about how to use the binaries to update firmware. I'd just bought a box of Maxell DVD-R, and my drive wouldn't read any of them, it gave the "Illegal Disc" message for each one. So after almost 9 non-stop hours of searching (I don't give up easily), and frustation, I stumbled across your post, did what you said, flashed to vr 3.01 and now I have a box of usable discs, instead of expensive paperweights.

I just registered to say thanks again, you've probably saved me a wedge of cash in the long run :)

Oh and btw, firmwhare is made by tree dwelling gnomes, I've seen them in the mountains near Trondheim..

Thanks man :)

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RE: NEC ND-3530A and OEM firmware Overview - 9/16/2006 8:35:33 AM   
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Glad I could help!

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RE: NEC ND-3530A and OEM firmware Overview - 3/18/2007 1:35:53 AM   
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Hi. I've got a NEC DVD RW ND-3530A. It was working fine until I bought a spindel of Philips 16x DVD-R.
I use Nero 7 and every time I try to burn any of them, it shows the "illegal disc" message.
As far as I know the reason might be the firmware version I'm using. Well, I downloaded firmware 3.01 from http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page/en/NEC-ND-3530A/ and flashed it. But nothing changed.
Then I tried firmware 3.23 from the same site. My poor NEC started making some strange noises, so straight away I went back to the initial version 3.01.
Just tried firmware 104C. Doesn't work either...
I don't wanna take any more chances, until I'm sure it's gonna work.
So what would you suggest?
Would I have the same problem with any 16x media (although I've used TDK 16x DVD-R)?

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RE: NEC ND-3530A and OEM firmware Overview - 3/18/2007 9:41:07 AM   
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quote:

So what would you suggest?
Philips media is not good.  Try Verbatim.

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RE: NEC ND-3530A and OEM firmware Overview - 3/18/2007 11:40:13 AM   
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It sounds like bad media to me.

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RE: NEC ND-3530A and OEM firmware Overview - 3/18/2007 4:59:14 PM   
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It seems that table answers my question. Obviously I should have bought Philips DVD+R instead, Philips DVD-R media isn't mentioned at all here.
Nevermind, just ordered some TDK discs. These definitely work well for me.
Thank you very much, guys.

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RE: NEC ND-3530A and OEM firmware Overview - 7/14/2007 2:08:57 PM   
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Hi there,

Have had exactly the same problem with the dreaded 3.23 firmware:

By reverting the the original BIOS (either by getting into it and "Load Default" or by doing a more hard and risky reset of removing the motherboard battery and waiting for it to reset) the drive will at least be accessible. From there I was able to flash back to a more stable firmware!

Cheers,

mm


< Message edited by meedermow -- 7/14/2007 3:39:19 PM >

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RE: NEC ND-3530A and OEM firmware Overview - 4/30/2008 10:32:46 AM   
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I am experiencing the same issues as Riot and meedermow. I tried to flash my NEC 3530 (from Dell) with firmware 3.23 and now my drive is not recognised anymore (even in my BIOS). Because of this I cannot reinstall the old firmware to the drive. I did both a hard and soft reset of my BIOS but without effect.

What to do??? Any help would be very much appreciated!

Eisselstijn

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