NEC ND-1300 stopped recognizing some media brands



I have an NEC nd-1300, set up as an external drive, with firmware 1.08. I have used all kinds of media, dvd-r and dvd+r, the good and the cheap. Recently, the drive has started refusing several types of media, including TDK and Memorex dvd-rs. It will still work with Sony dvd-rs, and several types of cd-rs. I have burned Memorex and TDK in the past. Does anyone have any clue as to what could have caused this, and what I can do. I have considered reflashing it, but I’m not sure if that would help. Thanks in advance,


Welcome to the forum.

Memorex and TDK probably changed to a new supplier/dye, not supported by present firmware.

You better upgrade to latest firmware.