LD V2.TG (Liggy & Dee NEC ND-3500 firmware)
Version Release Date 21/08/2005
Binflash + LD V2.TG Firmware
Binflash + LD V2.TG QUIET Firmware
Firmware package can be flashed with Windows, DOS, Linux and MAC (see mini faq)
Full documentation (please read)
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RIPLOCK REMOVED for fast DVD ripping
LD V2.TG QUIET
RIPLOCK enabled for quiet DVD playback on your PC. Please note, this will only playback slow on pressed DVDâ€™s. DVD-R and +R media will still play at full drive speed. This is a feature of the STOCK NEC firmware.
Both firmwares share the same media speedups and strategy swaps
Tweaked the write strategies of the following media to improve write quality
CMC MAG E01
MBI PG101 R04
Fixed RICOH JPNR01 and YUDEN000T01
New base firmware ( Liggy's 2.1Abt )
Completely rewritten strategy swaps and tweaks
LD Firmware Mini FAQ
Q: Which NEC firmware is LD firmware based on?
A: This firmware is based on Liggys 2.1Abt firmware with riplock removed and RPC1 and many other changes.
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: 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 donâ€™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 donâ€™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: Run the supplied Binflash application. Click on the BOOKTYPE button and then the SL +R tab, change this to booktype DVD-ROM then click on APPLY. This setting is stored and does not need to be run again, unless you wish to change the booktype back to +R
Q: How do i set SL bitsetting for +RW media?
A: Run the supplied Binflash application. Click on the BOOKTYPE button and then the SL +RW tab, change this to booktype DVD-ROM then click on APPLY. This setting is stored and does not need to be run again, unless you wish to change the booktype back to +RW
You will need a NEW UNUSED +RW media to activate Booktype DVD-ROM
1, Having set the firmware to booktype DVD-ROM for +RW media, insert your NEW unused disc
2, Burn the disc with some data or a movie. Booktype should be set as DVD-ROM.
You can now use previously used +RW media. Insert your already used media and run CD Speed to reformat the media. Then all new burns will have its booktype set as DVD-ROM.
Q: How do i use DL +R bitsetting?
A: Run the supplied Binflash application. Click on the BOOKTYPE button and then the DL +R tab, change this to booktype DVD-ROM then click on APPLY. This setting is stored and does not need to be run again, unless you wish to change the booktype back to DL +R
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-3500, again saving the screenshot from CD-DVD Speed
Disc Quality scans can be submitted with (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) @4X scan speed.
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