NEC ND-3540 Official Firmware Overview (Full Version)

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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!
4) I have read the following questions and understood competly the above terms of use!

Readme 1st

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?
A: Please read the terms of use and avoid posting questions NOT related with 3540 firmware subjects. Asking which media will work fine with your burner is so typical, use NECDump to see which media are supported at 12X/16X and use them! If you still think that your post shouldn't posted, private message us and we will see [:)]

B) Utilities
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)!

emperor -> RE: NEC ND-3540 Official Firmware Overview (4/12/2005 2:59:41 PM)

NEC ND-3540A (only for 1.xx firmware revisions)

Please note that the following firmware is experimental, we advice not to use either to flash with 3500/3520/3530 unless its tested that something MIGHT work! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED [;)]

Firmware binaries supporting only DVD+R DL DVD-ROM Bitsetting ??
* 101.bin (various dates)
* K033.bin

Firmware binaries supporting autobitsetting DVD-ROM
* 121.bin

scorpiosoft -> RE: NEC ND-3540 Official Firmware Overview (5/11/2005 2:14:34 PM)

Liggy has made a 1.01 bitsetting version of the firmware. Works great! It can be downloaded from my site, see link below.

emperor -> RE: NEC ND-3540 Official Firmware Overview (5/12/2005 3:13:56 AM)

Does it work 100%?

scorpiosoft -> RE: NEC ND-3540 Official Firmware Overview (5/12/2005 10:51:51 AM)

Tested on DVD+R and that worked! Could also change the booktypesetting on DVD+RW. DVD+R9 was already set to DVD-ROM.

Update: DVD+RW also works with booktypesetting!!!

emperor -> RE: NEC ND-3540 Official Firmware Overview (5/15/2005 3:45:28 PM)

great news then

emperor -> RE: NEC ND-3540 Official Firmware Overview (5/25/2005 6:14:50 PM)

* Updated 26/5/2005
- Added 1.21, 1.01 and K033.bin

Hawk -> RE: NEC ND-3540 Official Firmware Overview (6/28/2005 3:03:42 PM)

Just fyi, I noticed on newegg's site that they have the 3540 in stock. Great news for us U.S. guys.

bmiller -> RE: NEC ND-3540 Official Firmware Overview (7/1/2005 10:38:08 AM)

Ive read conflicting reports of the nec 3540a and it's support for dvd-r dl.I've installed herries 1.w4 firmware and from what i can tell it will support dvd-r dl.I also have ziggy's 101d firmware. Do both of these install the ability for -r dual layer support.
Thanks for your help.
Brad Miller

bmiller -> RE: NEC ND-3540 Official Firmware Overview (7/2/2005 6:16:48 AM)

It appears to work ok with dvd-r dl.I was reading a false report from a website.I've tried a few dvd+r dl and they work just fine.The ritek dvd-r 2.4x disks i'm using up will now burn at 6x with the 1.w4 firmware.Lightning fast compared to my old sony dru500a.
The memorex dl i've tried are riteks,and the unbranded riteks i've tried both work.I didn't use the original firmware,just the 101d and 1.w4.I'm liking it so far.

spaz the greek -> RE: NEC ND-3540 Official Firmware Overview (7/8/2005 5:52:37 PM)

Do you guys think it will be worth it to buy a 3540 if I already have a 3500?

qspock -> RE: NEC ND-3540 Official Firmware Overview (7/9/2005 3:52:39 AM)

The answer is a defiinite NO!

Erik -> RE: NEC ND-3540 Official Firmware Overview (7/11/2005 11:44:41 AM)


I have flashed my ND-3540A with the firwmare 3540RPC1.BIN (RPC1 and Rip Lock Patches) downloaded from
My question is : does this firmware allow writing on DVD-R DL ?
because when I look in DvdDecrypter at the drive capabilities, it says NO in front of DVD-R DL (but yes for DVD+R DL) ?
But I can't test, as I don't have any DVD-R DL .... yet  ....
Thankx for any info

streulek -> RE: NEC ND-3540 Official Firmware Overview (8/10/2005 4:36:45 PM)

I don't want to be anoying but the link is not working [&:][:(]
does annyone have the firmware updates for the nex 3540 for making it region free?

[:D]thx in advance[8|]

Zebadee -> RE: NEC ND-3540 Official Firmware Overview (8/10/2005 7:05:44 PM)


streulek -> RE: NEC ND-3540 Official Firmware Overview (8/11/2005 5:25:15 AM)

thx zebadee[:D][:D][:D]

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