Nec 3500 AG Can't burn DL DVD's

Hello,

I’m trying to burn a DL layer DVD with a Nec 3500 AG burner, but it won’t burn.
I’m using the latest Nero version and the error messages I get are:

No seek complete
Could not perform start of Disc-at-once.

I tried searching the post, but could’n’t find the answer.

What media did you use?

Upgrade your 3500 firmware to support more DL brands (Ritek D01…).

I tried to change the firmware, but it seems impossible from the current version I’m using: 2.86. (please tell me to which version I can upgrade, 2.19 is impossible).

You will need a firmware flashing tool and a binary copy of the firmware you wish to flash. Read the NEC FAQ for more info.

Regards,
TerminalVeloCD

Yes, as terminalvelocd said, use http://binflash.cdfreaks.com (Win32 GUI version) to open and flash this firmware (.bin and .exe firmware are supported).

Note : You can first backup your original 2.86 firmware with this tool, in .bin format.

I just finalized the first DL dvd.

Thanks for al you’re help!

This is obviously an old thread, but hopefully someone can help me out. I have this DVD burner and I am trying DLs for the 1st time. 1st question - I bought some TDK DLs to try and burn and I am having the same problems as described here, so if I can make this update will the burner then work with these DVDs?

2nd Question - If it will work, can somebody give me a detailed instruction on how to make the update? I am running XP. I downloaded the Win32 version of the program. I think I need to open a DOS screen, right? from there I am at “C:\documents and settings\my name>” From here I don’t know what to do.

If this is not going to work for me anybody have suggestions as to a new DVD burner to purchase? Brand is helpful, model great.

Thanks in advance.

Hello,
I suggest you read the “how to’s” on
Liggy and Dees page http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page/en/How-to-Flash/

I appreciate the attempt to help, but I have seen that area and it is a bit over my head. That link takes you to a sort of text book instruction for people who have a decent idea of what they are doing. I need the “flashing for dummies” explanation. Anybody?

Thanks again

Not sure what you are looking at but the “how to” on “How to use the GUI version of Binflash” is pretty well layed out.
Take a look at it.
http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page/en/How-to-Flash/binflashgui

Thanks for the help. I had downloaded the “Win 32” version and when I opened it it just opened and closed in a fraction of a second. I thought that was the one I needed but I’ll try the GUI version when I get home (working now). Do you know if I should get the “Win32 GUI” or the “Win x64 GUI”? I’m running XP.

Are you running the 32 Bit version of Windows (Win32 GUI) or the 64 Bit version (Win x64 GUI)?

I’m not sure. How can I tell? It is XP from Dell.
Thanks

Well, I figured out I had the 32. I successfully flashed the drive, so thank you. Unfortunately, I am still not able to burn the TDK disks I bought. I tried the “Liggy’s 3500 bitsetting Firmware 2.1b” & “TDK OEM Firmware 2.C8”. Neither worked. Those were the right ones to try, right?

Please post the mediacode/MID.

You can use dvd.identifier.

What is Mediacode/MID? Or more important, where / how do I find it and where do I get dvd.identifier? I guess dvd.identifier will probably tell me the answer to my 1st question.

Thanks again to all for the help

OK, I searched this site and found dvd.identifier link. I’m at work but will download and post the results of it when I get home. Thanks.

I think this is what you asked for:

** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Media Code’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘Media Code’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 11h (Method 1) - ADIP Information
0000 : e1 0f 32 10 00 03 00 00 00 fc ff ff 00 22 d7 ff …2…"…
0010 : 00 00 03 52 49 43 4f 48 4a 50 4e 44 30 31 43 40 …RICOHJPND01C@
0020 : 25 25 37 10 00 2c 6c 00 2c 6c 20 1f 0c 0c 14 14 %%7…,l.,l …
0030 : 02 01 01 20 00 20 1f 0c 0c 14 14 02 01 01 20 00 … . … .
0040 : 04 00 33 7b 5c 00 25 69 3a 26 1c 0a 0b 20 02 01 …3{.%i:&… …
0050 : 01 00 00 58 62 42 26 1c 0a 0b 20 02 01 01 00 5f …XbB&… …_
0060 : 84 00 00 43 66 3e 26 1c 0a 0b 20 02 01 01 00 00 …Cf>&… …
0070 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0080 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0090 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00a0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00b0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00c0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00d0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00e0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00f0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

Don’t know if this is useful:


Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R-DL:RICOHJPN-D01-067]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD+R DL] - [Not Available]
Manufacturer Name : [Ricoh Co. Ltd.]
Manufacturer ID : [RICOHJPN]
Media Type ID : [D01]
Product Revision : [067]
Blank Disc Capacity : [4,173,824 Sectors = 8.55 GB (7.96 GiB)]
Recording Speeds : [2.4x , 3.3x-8x]

[ DVD Identifier V5.0.1 - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]