Can't flash Nec 3540A

vbimport

#1

Hi,

I just got a new NEC 3540A. It appears to burn and read fine. I wanted to flash to Liggy’s or Dee’s firmware, but everytime I try, BinFlash gui just hangs at ‘flashing drive’. Binflash can read the firmware, as I have made a backup of the original 1.01 firmware. When binflash hangs, I have to power down my machine. It doesn’t appear to have flashed anything, because the drive still functions after I reboot.

I have searched and can’t find anything obvious that I’m doing wrong.

I am running WinXp Pro SP2 on a Gigabyte dual Athlon board. The NEC drive is on the secondary IDE channel as master all by itself.

Thanks in Advance.
]Monty[

I forgot to mention I’ve tried to flash Liggy’s 1.01e and Dee’s 1.W5


#2

We experienced problems with Windows and Gigabyte Dual boards.
The only suggestions is to try flashing from Linux or DOS.


#3

Hi Liggy,

Thanks for the quick reply. I will try a DOS flash.

]Monty[


#4

Hello,

I just got my NEC 3540A and love it but had a question about the advantages of upgrading the firmware. I would like to see faster write speeds with -R media. The d/l media is much to expensive for me to invest in right now. Will this upgrade increase current write speeds from, let’s say 4x to 8x in -R or in -RW from 2x to at least 6x? :o Also I have an Asus mobo P4P800-E using Verbatim Movie Discs at the 1x-4x ( +R, -R), Sony (-RW at 2x), Memorex (+RW at the 4x). I also started using Teon and Dynex media. The Dynex media boasts 16x burn speed for -R but the drive only ran it at 12x. Teon ran at only 8x when I expected 16x :sad:

Nero 6 and Roxio 7.5 burning software

Debbie


#5

Same problem here. Motherboard is TYAN tiger, S2466-4N, dual ATHLON MP. NEC3540 is configured as primary master. Can’t flash…

Sonner


#6

Hi :slight_smile:

yesterday I have the same problem (winxp sp2 + asus p4r800-vm)

I try with my second pc and now it’ s ok

Rob2k4


#7

I made a bootable DOS CD and flashed Liggy’s 1.01e from dos using the dos necflasher. Everything worked fine.

I can’t flash from windows with the gigabyte dual athlon board, but I can use the windows version of necflash to scan, dump, and set the booktype.

Anyway my question is: Is there a .bin version of Dee’s 1.W5 available?

Thanks
]Monty[


#8

Scorpiosoft usually has versions of firmware on his site but for some reason it cannot be accessed now.


#9

Don’t worry…
You can download NEC firmwares & tools from Liggy-Dee’s own firmware page . :smiley:


#10

Binflash is able to flash almost every exe firmware. Even with DOS, Linux or Mac versions.


#11

Page is back. Some hosting problems…


#12

Hi,

Liggy - So I should use NECFLASH under DOS and give it the windows .exe file for 1.W5 and it will find the .bin in it to flash?

Thanks
]Monty[


#13

:iagree: