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?


Your 3500 is a OEM model of the 3500.

Use Binflash Win32 GUI 1.36 to save the old firmware.

Download Liggy’s 2.1B bitstting firmware from here and use Binflash to flash the 3500.

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