Liggy And Dee NEC ND-3540A Modified Firmware 1.WB Results And Support Thread

LD3540 1.WB (Liggy & Dee NEC ND-3540A firmware)

Version Release Date 06/07/2006
Binflash + LD3540 1.WB Quiet Firmware
Binflash + LD3540 1.WB Fast Firmware
Binflash + LD3540 1.WB RPC1 Firmware

The firmware package can be used with Windows, DOS, Linux or MAC. (see minifaq)
Please make sure you read the documentation included in the package.

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LD3540 1.WB Quiet
RIPLOCK ENABLED for quiet DVD playback, full bitsetting

LD3540 1.WB FAST
RIPLOCK REMOVED for fast DVD ripping, full bitsetting

LD3540 1.WB RPC1
RIPLOCK REMOVED for fast DVD ripping, full bitsetting and RPC1 patch

Change log
Fixed MBIPG101R04

Improved the write quality for the following media.



The firmware is now packaged with BinFlash 1.30

All new firmware based on Liggy’s 1.04bt bitsetting firmware.
This firmware shares the same write strategies, swaps and tweaks as the ND-4551A
Now packaged with Binflash 1.26

Fixed CMC MAG E01
Fixed RITEK M02
Added KIC01RG20 – 03RG20 at 8x write speed
Cleaned up the media table
Fixed a bug which caused the wrong version ID to be displayed in DOS
Firmware now packaged with Binflash 1.22

New base firmware (MD 1.F1 with drive string changed to NEC)
All new strategy swaps and tweaks

A Big thanks to Liggy for making his patcher compatible with the ND-3540A drive, and his Binflash flasher utility packaged with this firmware.

This firmware is only compatible with NEC ND-3540A
DO NOT try and FLASH a ND-3500, ND-3520 ND-3530 drive with this firmware.

LD Firmware Mini FAQ

Q: Which NEC firmware is this firmware based on?
A: This firmware is based on 1.04bt Bitsetting firmware with version and name string changed to ND-3540A 1.WB, with riplock removed and RPC1

Q: How do i flash my drive with this firmware?
A: The firmware is now bundled with Liggys Binflash Unzip then run the package, now click on the FLASH button. The firmware will now be uploaded onto your drive, when completed you will be prompted to restart your PC.

To Flash a drive in DOS, LINUX or MAC. Use a current version of Binflash. Run Binflash with the commands necessary to load the firmware package. Binflash will accept either a .BIN or a .EXE file and flash your drive.

Q: What are the risks of flashing my drive with this firmware?
A: Great care has been taken to make sure your drive is not damaged in any way by using this firmware. However, you flash your drive with this firmware at your own risk. Neither I, Liggy, or cdfreaks will be held responsible if your drive or media is damaged in any way.

Q: Will flashing my drive with this firmware void my guarantee?
A: Yes, flashing your drive with any unofficial firmware will null your guarantee. If something should go wrong with your drive, you should buy a new one and not RMA the drive.

Q: Do I need special IDE drivers when running this firmware on my drive?
A Like all optical drives. It has been proven they work best when using Microsoft’s default IDE drivers. This is a must for this firmware.

Q: Why do i not get good results when i burn media on the modified media list at MAX speed?
A: This is largely down to the quality of your media. If the speedups don’t give you good results. Set the burn speed lower. This firmware will give good results at the stated stock firmware speed, without having to flash back to a stock firmware.

Q: What about media not on the modified media list?
A: All media both SL and DL not listed in the modified media table use the default NEC STOCK write strategies and speeds. If you don’t get the results you expect with media not in the modified list, this is a limitation of the media or drive, not this firmware.

Q: How do i set SL bitsetting for +R media?
A: Use CD Speed or WinBtype to set booktype to DVD-ROM This setting is remembered by the drive and only needs set once. Make sure no disc is in the drive.

Q: How do i use DL +R bitsetting?
A: Use CD Speed or WinBtype to set booktype to DVD-ROM This setting is remembered by the drive and only needs set once. Make sure no disc is in the drive.

Q: How do i use DVD+RW bitsetting?
A: Use CD Speed or WinBtype to set booktype to DVD-ROM This setting is remembered by the drive and only needs set once. Make sure no disc is in the drive.


Submitting test results
Please state the LD firmware version used for the burn, the media type (MID code) and the burn speed.

If possible burn a disc with NERO CD-DVD Speed (create data disc) and save the burn screenshot by clicking on the disc icon at the top of the window.

Also submit a (data transfer test) Using the ND-3540A, again saving the screenshot from CD-DVD Speed

Disc Quality scans can be submitted with NEC Drives using CD-Speed with scan speed set at 5X or 8X
Note Version 3.75 or higher is required for PI/PIF scanning on the NEC drives.

Below is some additional info from the author of CD-Speed.

(Liteon drives) using K-Probe @4X scan speed or CD-DVD Speed (disc quality) @4X scan speed.

If scanning with a Benq drive. use CD-DVD Speed (disc Quality) @8X scan speed.

NOTE We do not allow offsite linking to these files. You may also have to temporarily switch off any firewall or similar software you are running.

All our firmwares for all 35xx series drives are now stored on our new website

We do NOT offer support for previous versions

PS: Before posting in this thread, please read the documentation supplied

Thank You…i will be loading it and burning with it

Can you get through to the server?

nope…must be busy or down.

thx a lot Liggy and Dee!

Were you able to access server?

I’m sure they will get it fixed asap.

Thanks so much Liggy & Dee!

i don’t see a fast version posted…only slow and rcp1…is the fast version still in the works?

thx, liggy & dee!!

i’ll test it.

55degrees :wink:

the rpc1 is also fast-no riplock :wink:

Sorry for the unreachable server. But Dee’s and my page is located on the same server as the CD Freaks newspage and that one has been slashdotted.

Thanks Liggy and Dee. Just downloaded and flashed sucessfully.

Thanks Liggy & Dee. Downloaded and ready to flash :smiley:

Thanks so much L&D! :bow: Gonna flash (and update my sig too :wink: ) as soon as I get back from work and gym :iagree: .

Care to tell how you guys managed to squeeze in your code as there were concerns about the available space in stock 1.03?

Big thanks to you guys! (L & D)
Great job!

Thank you! Will load up after work today.

i’m back after recovering from being lifted by the police on wednesday :a
verbatim 8x burnt at 8x made in india 1ecc

Thanks, I’ll burn my first MCC003 today :slight_smile:

Dee is a She :wink:

Here is some scans from a CMC MAG. AE1 recorded @ 12X. The disc is branded DataWrite Titanium 8X DVD-R. Quality scan is done @ 1ECC.
I don’t understand why I get three PIF spikes. It seem to acure on every disc recorded from that package. The discs seem to be flawless and there are no dust or finger prints on them. But anyway the Transfer Rate Scan is indeed very smooth. Should I worry about those three spikes :confused: