A bit confused about various firmwares

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#1

I have been reading as much as I can about the various modified firmwares available for my NEC 3500A. Maybe I am dumber than I thought but I cant seem to find one that has bitsetting, region code and riplock all in one package.
If someone can point my n00b butt to the right firmware I will be very gratefull.

Thanks.


#2

I’ve just got my 3500 (today), it came with firmware 2.18. I’ve just flashed it to a modded 2.18 that does just as you’ve requested. As far as I’m aware the only changes to this firmware are those 3 items. This is the link http://www.micheldeboer.nl/firmware/index.html and the file is 218btrpc1.rar.
There are more heavily modded firmwares around but this seemed a safe point to start at.


#3

Choose firmwares based on MadDog 2.FD if you want Single Layer bitsetting too.


#4

Thanks, TimC.
Looking at the other firmwares in this section made me realize that I have to keep track of these releases. I am a bit concerned as to whether or not I need another firmware to allow my NEC to recognize the newer DVD+R DL media that is out there. I have read of NEC 3500 users having problems with the drive recognizing the Memorex DL media… and this media happens to be on sale.


#5

Yo-

Your 3500 will not work properly with the Memorex DL media - regardless of which firmware you use IMO-

The only DL that works properly in 3500’s is the Verbatim IMO-

I have been using 2.18btrpc1 in my main 3500 burner - and it works just fine IMO-

Mike


#6

Thanks Mike

As I said I just got my 3500 & took the chance on using a modded firmware. It reassuring to know that the I made a good choice.

Tim


#7

Should I dump the current firmware before flashing to the one recommended here??


#8

I did when I updated mine - just in case. However, the official 2.18 is available at the site I gave you.


#9

I have a ND-3500A too (though I use the ND-3520A mainly), but what’s wrong with using Liggy And Dee ND-3500 Modified Firmware V2.TC RC3 (RPC 1 + riplock removed) and setting the desired booktype via the (supplied) Binflash tool?