Nec Nd 3500ag Dvd-rw

I have an emachine T3958 and it has a NEC ND 3500ag DVD-RW. I know this because I used Nero info tool and I also remove it to see if it was a NEC and yes it is. This is the serial number I got off it 4ZHDL93S111 and was manufactured on Dec 2004.

The problem I am have is I can not use 16X DVD-r I have tried Memorex and Fujifilm and it is unable to read them. I have had no problem when it comes to using the 8x DVD-r Memorex or Fuji or Maxell but they do not make them anymore only the 16x.

I tried to do a firmware update but it says “Target NEC ND 300-A is not found correctly”. The file that I used is NECND350_v21B.exe I have even tried it in safe mode as instructed but I get the same error message.

Here is the info I got off Nero’s info tool

Nero InfoTool 4.03

Drive Information

Drive : _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG
Type : DVD±R/RW DL Recorder
Firmware Version : 2.98
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : ?
Serial Number : 4ZHDL93S111

Can anyone help?

Thanks

Your 3500 is a OEM model of the 3500.

Use Binflash Win32 GUI 1.36 to save the old firmware. http://binflash.cdfreaks.com/

Download Liggy’s 2.1B bitstting firmware from here and use Binflash to flash the 3500. http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page/3500/

Thank you so much for your help. Everything is working fine now!! :clap: