NEC 3500AG is weird

Hi, first of all I am new to this forum. :slight_smile:

I recently bought a NEC 3500AG from newegg for 76$. Well so far my Successful-Burning-Rate is around 25% :’( Most of the times I get “no seek complete” error. I used Nero, DVD Decrypter, and Alcohol 120% to burn. Nero never works with .iso images, DVD decrypter and alcohol 120%sometimes work, but sometimes doesn’t…For dvd decrypter, it shows error writing on ###### sector…then it aborts. Alcohol and Nero shows No Seek Complete.

i don’t know what I should do to fix this… may be flashing the firmware…

also, I am only using those cheapy compusa 2x discs, may be thats the problem (waiting for my 8x ones to come in)

someone please help if possible. :iagree:

Welcome :wink:

Most likely the media is your problem.

the problem is probably your bad compusa 2x discs

i bought NEC 3500A from newegg with Ritek 100 DVD+R 4x RICOHJPNR01, burns at 8x, no problem so far. using 2.F8 firmware

where can I find the 2.F8 firmware?

get this

BETA MAD DOG Book Type Version reporting as “_NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG” 2.F8 DOS, and —> 2.F8 Windows. <-----

Yes, those RICHOHJPNR01 +R 4X do burn at 8x. They are also sold under Memorex and TDK brand names in local stores like Staples. I also using 2F8 with excellent results and fast ripping speed.