I'm new to this, so please forgive me if I ask something I should not or should have known before hand.
I read the 1st page of this thread thoroughly, but I have a few questions. I have a NEC ND-6500A drive on my Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo A1630 laptop. The firmware version is 2.40 as both Nero InfoTool and Necflash report. 1st question: Do I need to update the firmware? If so, to which version? What would a newer firmware do for me or the drive?
The reason why I ended here is because of late I haven't been able to burn DVD which are 16X speed regardless of the brand, which I figured are too new for my firmware. I'm able to burn without problems 8X DVD of the same brand or others. The problem is that those old DVDs are sold out, and now am faced with the problem of either updating the firmware, or hunting old DVD media.
Now, I figured the problem has to be on the firmware, since I've explored and exhausted all other possibilities. If I've missed something, please let me know...
PS: I'm not sure, but it seems this Forum has problems with Firefox (I couldn't get to write the post at all), and had to use Internet Explorer to write this post. Is the forum supposed to be used with IE only? And I'm running Vista Ultimate 32-bit, although I doubt that has anything to do with it.
i was facing the very same problem (i also happens to have the same computer brand and likewise firmware 2.40).
i flashed it first with 225bt_orig.bin taken from liggy, ...it works alright for several people apparently. Whatever,
the first 16X DVD i burned went alright, then i turned down my laptop. The next day (after a reboot then) each
time i tryed to burn a similar DVD (or other brands for that matter, TDK, VERBATIM, PHILIPS, TRAXDATA)
my burning software would remain stuck during the caching process (eventually display an error) and my burner
would disappear from my laptop! = /
i finally resorted to use the NEC firmware 2.25 and so far it works alright, so my advice USE THE ORIGINAL
FIRMWARE FIRST, and if you're not satisfied THEN LOOK ELSEWHERE!
hope my experience will be useful to you =)