Well, the faceplate is easily removable, but I doubt I could find an appropriate paint for it ... and if the drive fail, I doubt NEC's RMA would appreciate such a treatment
The worst thing is that I also have a 2500A burner (white) but the faceplate slightly changed between the 25xx and the 35xx series: the earphone plug and volume has disappeared and the top of the metal chassis has another shape :sad:
Okay, thanks for the advice. I'll try with some online vendors then.
BTW, thanks for your great firmware mods