NEC 3500 Wont Burn Successfully after 2.TC

I need a little help. I flashed my 3500 with 2TC and everything was fine for a few weeks. Now I try to burn using DVD Shrink & Nero and I’m making coasters, the burns fail about half way through. Maybe it has something to do with Windows updates as I haven’t changed anything on the computer. Anyway, I downloaded the official NEC 2.19 firmware and when I go to flash it it tells me it can’t find the NEC drive. I have a feeling it’s because you need to be on 2.17 or 2.18 to go to 2.19. Like the moron I am, I didn’t dump my original firmware and save it, so I’m stuck. Can anyone provide any help? How can I revert back to an official NEC firmware? What’s the best way to do this?
Any help is greatly appreciated.

Mzakos

Try using binflash to dump the 2tc then go to the NEC site for the official firmware or just flash 2td.
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=128345

You could flash the 2.19 firmware with the binflash (a.k.a. NecWinFlash) unoffical flash utility. The NecWinFlash utility should be able to flash directly from the 2.19 exe file.

Or you could try to re-flash the 2.TC firmware.

Or you could try to flash with the newer 2.TD (unofficial) firmware.

Or you could select your favorite firmware from this site.

The link is not a valid one

If you know the link is not valid one then why on earth you didn’t refer them to right one?.

Because I don’t now the right one :eek: If you have a look at that link you will see that it neven can be a valid link.

But maybe he made a link to my firmware site :bigsmile: (see link in signature).

http://www.micheldeboer.nl/firmware/

Thanks for everyones fast responses and help. Here’s what I did: I used Binflash to flash to 2.16 whic I got from Michel De Boer’s site. Then I used the NEC flasher and brought it up to 2.19 - official. I still get coasters and cannot complete backing up a movie. Here are the last few records of the process that get spit out when it errors out. Any advice is appreciated. I think I’m going to try and reload Nero next. If anyone has any ideas, I would love to hear them as I am at my whits end!!

And yes I have tried many different types of discs.

Thanks,
MZ1

10:13:53 AM #21 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 7906
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 5
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: recordable
Linear Density: 0,267 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track
Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 26127F h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Media Specific:
30 00 10 20 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 21 00 00 00 00 00 0…!..
02 FE 10 00 02 FF A0 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

10:13:55 AM #22 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 318
10:13:55.796 - _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG : Queue again later (Intervall : 5msec)

10:18:34 AM #23 SCSI -1093 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1415
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x016C0000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x02
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x07 0xFA 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x02 0x00

10:18:34 AM #24 CDR -1093 File Writer.cpp, Line 335
No seek complete

10:18:34 AM #25 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 227
all writers idle, stopping conversion

10:18:35 AM #26 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 221
conversion idle, stopping reader

10:18:35 AM #27 Phase 38 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 235
Burn process failed at 8x (11,040 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS’: Ver=7.1.0.189 , size=24832 bytes, created 11/17/2004 10:16:48 AM

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)

You say you had successful burns for a few weeks, did you change your media. What are you using, bad media is the most common problem? Have you defragged recently, you must do this frequently when burning movies?

The link was the right one when I copy-pasted it, but this is not the first time that either Internet Explorer or the CD Freaks forum software (I’m not sure which) has f**cked up a perfectly valid link. :a

Oh, and the link I copy-pasted was this: http://www.micheldeboer.nl/firmware/3500.html

Mzakos1, could you post the complete Nero log, the first part is missing. Remember to remove your serial number before posting.

DRF

Strange
I’m having the same issues with my 3500 in “Shrink”. I’m burning RITEKG05’s
and they burn fine @ 8x directly from Nero but in “Shrink” (set at 8x) they crash & burn at about half way through a DVD speed quality test I’ll post a sample if anyone is curious. My BenQ still burns the Ritek’s fine in “Shrink” same as my LG.
I would say the burner has seen better days but why does it burn from Nero?
I’ve wasted 3 discs and it does the same thing each time. Windows:Z

My questions would be.
Are your burn failures only on protected movie DVDs you purchased.
If you are trying to back up a DVD you purchased, did you use DVDdecryptor first?
There are a few protections Shrink will not handle.

I hope it is proper to discuss this here. If not I will delete this.

I suspect it could be the disk you are trying to copy causing the failure and not the burner.

The burns work fine with the BenQ with the indentical media & original disc when
using “Shrink”. DVDdecryptor works fine with the 3500. It really appears like a Shrink & 3500 issue that just cropped up. I reflashed the 3500 back and forth
and I reloaded shrink. I’ll post the results latter…

Scary


Well I’m still making coasters. I keep getting the following error:

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.68, size=160016 bytes, created 7/28/2004 4:51:12 PM
Nero API version: 6.6.0.1
Using interface version: 6.3.1.4
Installed in: C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero
Application: ahead\Nero - Burning Rom
Recorder: <_NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG> Version: 2.TC - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.1
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 6Y080L0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 6Y080L0 atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : HDS722525VLAT80 V36O ultra Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
_NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG E: CDRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1023MB (1048044kB)
Free physical memory: 628MB (643804kB)
Memory in use : 38 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

28.6.2005
NeroAPI
10:46:11 AM #1 Phase 112 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
DVD-Video files reallocation started

10:46:11 AM #2 Phase 114 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

10:46:11 AM #3 Phase 111 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
DVD-Video files sorted

10:46:11 AM #4 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5656
Book Type counter: 497, Book Type selected in EEPROM, command version 4

10:46:11 AM #5 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5656
Book Type counter: 497, Book Type selected in EEPROM, command version 4

10:46:11 AM #6 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
Reader running

10:46:11 AM #7 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
Writer _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG running

10:46:11 AM #8 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 842
DRM: StartDrmRecording(RealRec:1, ImageRec:0, Copies:1)
DRM: Beginning burn process.

10:46:11 AM #9 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3286
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

10:46:11 AM #10 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3286
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

10:46:11 AM #11 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3117
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

11:06:22 AM #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 256
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2286111 (508:01.36, 4465MB)

11:06:22 AM #13 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 268
Write in overburning mode: NO

11:06:22 AM #14 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2309
Recorder: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: CMC MA - G. AE1
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

11:06:22 AM #15 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 430
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================
Insert empty disc to write to.
(Medium in drive: unknown. Medium required by compilation: DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R9 Double Layer.)

11:06:22 AM #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 844
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2286112 (2286112) = #2286112/508:1.37
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2286112 blocks [_NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG]
--------------------------------------------------------------

11:06:22 AM #17 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1047
Prepare recorder [_NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4681957376, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
_Start|___Track|Idx|RecDep|CtrlAdr
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
2286112 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

11:06:22 AM #18 Phase 24 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
Caching of files started

11:06:22 AM #19 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4003
Cache writing successful.

11:06:22 AM #20 Phase 25 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
Caching of files completed

11:06:22 AM #21 Phase 36 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
Burn process started at 12x (16,620 KB/s)

11:06:22 AM #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2497
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

11:06:22 AM #23 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2027
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode for Multisession

11:06:22 AM #24 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 20673
Set BUFE: Buffer underrun protection -> ON

11:06:22 AM #25 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2168
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: No

11:06:22 AM #26 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8281
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 5
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: recordable
Linear Density: 0,267 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track
Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 26127F h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 2FE10 h
Start sector number of the next Border-In: 2FFA0 h
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 30 00 10 20 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 21 00 00 00 00 .0…!..
00 02 FE 10 00 02 FF A0 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

11:06:22 AM #27 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5656
Book Type counter: 497, Book Type selected in EEPROM, command version 4

11:06:22 AM #28 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5656
Book Type counter: 497, Book Type selected in EEPROM, command version 4

11:06:22 AM #29 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5656
Book Type counter: 497, Book Type selected in EEPROM, command version 4

11:06:22 AM #30 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 4877
Drive: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG
Book Type request: DVD-ROM
Book Type setting not supported for the loaded disc type

11:14:52 AM #31 SCSI -1093 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1432
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x00D10000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x02
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x11 0x94 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x02 0x00

11:14:52 AM #32 CDR -1093 File Writer.cpp, Line 311
No seek complete

11:14:52 AM #33 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
all writers idle, stopping conversion

11:14:52 AM #34 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 223
conversion idle, stopping reader

11:14:52 AM #35 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2410
EndDAO: Last written address was 1151999

11:14:52 AM #36 Phase 133 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
Writing short lead-out

11:15:30 AM #37 SCSI -1176 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1178
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x72
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x72 0x00

11:16:13 AM #38 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5656
Book Type counter: 497, Book Type selected in EEPROM, command version 4

11:16:13 AM #39 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5656
Book Type counter: 497, Book Type selected in EEPROM, command version 4

11:16:13 AM #40 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 4877
Drive: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG
Book Type request: DVD-ROM
Book Type setting not supported for the loaded disc type

11:16:13 AM #41 CDR -1176 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
Session fixation error
_NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG\H1 T0

11:16:13 AM #42 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
Could not perform end of Disc-at-once

11:16:13 AM #43 Phase 38 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
Burn process failed at 12x (16,620 KB/s)

11:16:13 AM #44 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 867
DRM: DRM burn session terminated.

11:16:13 AM #45 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 896
DRM: Closing entire DRM handling. Bye.

11:16:16 AM #46 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5656
Book Type counter: 497, Book Type selected in EEPROM, command version 4

11:16:16 AM #47 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5656
Book Type counter: 497, Book Type selected in EEPROM, command version 4

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS’: Ver=7.1.0.189 , size=24832 bytes, created 11/17/2004 10:16:48 AM

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)

Could one of these be the issue?:

Book Type request: DVD-ROM
Book Type setting not supported for the loaded disc type

11:16:13 AM #42 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
Could not perform end of Disc-at-once

Any help is appreciated!!!

Sorry for the long post!

Well I have tried flashing the 3500 to 2 TD and I’m still making coasters. Here is a portion of the error log:

10:19:05 PM #40 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 4877
Drive: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG
Book Type request: DVD-ROM
Book Type setting not supported for the loaded disc type

10:19:05 PM #41 CDR -1176 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
Session fixation error
_NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG\H1 T0

10:19:05 PM #42 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
Could not perform end of Disc-at-once

10:19:05 PM #43 Phase 38 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
Burn process failed at 12x (16,620 KB/s)

10:19:05 PM #44 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 867
DRM: DRM burn session terminated.

10:19:05 PM #45 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 896
DRM: Closing entire DRM handling. Bye.

Can anyone shed some light on this?

Try a burn with 8x and not 12x. Probably related to the media you have not supporting 12x burn. Not all ritek g05 burns well at 12x.

I tried burning at every possible speed. No luck. I get the same error. I think the thing causing the problem is the “Book type not supported” but I can’t figure out why.