3520A region setting?



I want to set the region code for my NEC 3520 drive , its a new OEM drive & when I try to use DVD shrink it says the region must set first. Also I would like to know is that possible to set the reigion at drive level, so that it can play all regions.

Other doubt: The drive shows it can be set region for 5 times max, I want to know how to change the region codes is there any tools available to set the drive region codes. I am using NEC 3520A.



Have you tried region free firmware > http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=124886


I am new to DVDs, pls let me know how to upgrade the firmware. Also pls let me know how to revoke back it, incase if any issues with the new firmware.

Thanks again


You can use the Win32 GUI of Binflash > http://binflash.cdfreaks.com/ that also comes with the link i posted above to dump (save) the firmware thats on your drive right now so you can flash back to your drive if needed. Read around with search button to learn more about flashing your NEC drive.


Win32 GUI is real easy, don’t worry, the chance of anything going wrong is minimal, just flashed my own NEC 3520A with LD3520 Beta 3 - http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=124886 - and so far it’s working great, and with good quality media you’ll have the option of burning at higher speeds if you want.

EDIT: B.T.W. Do I need to change the “permanent booktype setting” of my drive, it’s supposed to burn my DVD+R as DVD-ROM and as far as I can tell, that’s what it’s doing, the Binflash Win32 GUI says it’s on “Factory default”, should I pay any intention to that at all or should I just let it be as is and not change the “Permanent booktype setting” with Binflash Win32 GUI?