Hi folks! Just found this community through link on Nero Linux page and thought I could try to ask about my problem here(I’ve already post this question on my forum and few other communities but failed to find out what it could be).
I’m Linux(Debian) user and month ago(or maybe longer) I’ve got NEC 3520A as a present from other country, it come in one piece nothing was damaged, I read and burn DVD-R DVD-RW disks without any problem(I’ve tried Samsung Pleomax till this time and TDK) but I could’t read any usual CDs or CD-R, CD-RW… Drive just don’t see them… it’s seems to me very strange as I would believe that if drive would be nearly dead it would stop reading DVDs first and only later CDs or I’m wrong?
I’ve tried to upgrade my firmware from 1.04 to 3.02 and 3.04(official one and one published by Emperor on this forum) but it does’t bring me any further, disks not reading at all, when I insert some it make some clicking noise trying to read it but fails.
So anyone could know what it could be? (I don’t even try to find out the cure anymore since I’ve tried few new firmwares and seems that they doesn’t help at all.
BTW here is info from NecFlash if there any use for it:
./necflash -scan -v
List of supported devices:
Trying to query device /dev/hdc
Device : /dev/hdc
Vendor : _NEC
Model : DVD_RW ND-3520AW
Firmware : 3.04
Trying to query device /dev/hdd
device TEAC CD-W58E 1.0A unsupported
./necflash -querybt -v /dev/hdc
Currently no disc is inserted(BTW disk is actually inserted but it’s not visible as you can see)
Permanent booktype for DVD+R is DVD+R
Permanent booktype for DVD+RW is DVD+RW
Permanent booktype for DVD+R-DL is DVD-ROM
You have 500 changes left to change the permanent booktype settings
Your drive uses bitsetting version 2