Modified TDK 1616N 2.78 for NEC 3500A


This is a modified version of the official TDK DVDRW1616N firmware 2.78 (downloaded from I think it is the latest firmware version for the 3500 model so far, that you can reach through official websites.


  • Name string changed to _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG
  • Riplock removed
  • Region protection removed

This firmware does NOT support bitsetting for anything else than dual layer discs!

Flash this firmware at your own risk! Nobody can be made responsible for a bad flashed drive or other problems depending on this firmware! You void your warranty when flashing to this firmware!

Download the firmware here (Please use right click!).

I only tested it with TDBs DOS flasher ( but there’s no reason why it shouldn’t work with Liggys flasher, too (

Have fun, Legnerp