Hello all - I need some help.
I have an NEC ND-3550a drive.
I NEED to get firmware version 1.G3 onto this drive so that I can use it with a
MICROBOARDS DVD / CD duplication tower.
The drive currently has Firmware ver 1.05 on it.
I have an NEC firmware update utility that has firmware version 1.G3.
When I run the firmware update utility it is able to detect the drive and it correctly identifies the current firmware as version 1.05
BUT when I attempt to update the firmware to 1.G3 I get a “firmware ERROR”
The utility stops and will not proceed.
I called NEC tech support and they said that firmware version “1.G3” is a “rouge” firmware version and that the drive will not allow itself to accept this version.
Microboards tech support says that I “must have” firmware 1.G3 on the drives in order to use them with the Microboards DVD / CD tower.
Ok, so now I’m stuck.
what can I do?
Can I erase the old firmware version 1.05 with something?
Does anyone else have a firmware update utility that have firmware 1.G3 that will ignore the current NEC firmware and allow to me overwrite it??
I have spent the better part of my day trying to get this to work and I have run out of options.
Any help or suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Rob in Vegas