Need a little Help

vbimport

#1

I have been reading for about 2 weeks now on how to change firmware on my Nec 3500, I think I’m more confuse now than when I started reading. I have looked around for step by step instruction guide for dummies. What I mean instructions is something like download, then click start and so on I mean basic stuff. I tried to upgrade using nec guidlines but my new computer crashed, I read where someone else had the same problem. I built my computer it was a piece of cake compared to this. I will be using Yuden r+ 8x printables. I’m running windows xp pro. Please don’t hit me to hard! it took alot for me to ask for help!!!

Thanks Pete


#2
  1. Download this: http://www.micheldeboer.nl/firmware/necflash_wingui.zip

  2. Then Download your firmware of choice from :http://www.micheldeboer.nl/firmware/index.html

  3. Run nec flash and select “flash”

  4. Select the .bin file of the firmware you chose and select “open”…the program walks you through the rest

I recommend using 218btrpc1 as a good starting point…hope this helped


#3

Fly, thank you so much!!! I will give it a try.

Pete


#4

my pleasure…let me know how it goes


#5

Fly, I have done what you said but, it does not work for me I did the following,

  1. downloaded necflash_wingui.zip and save it to a folder I made
  2. then downloaded 218btrpc1.rar to the same folder
  3. then I ran the nec flash program and selected flash
  4. then I went to the folder containing 218btrpc1.rar and tried to opened

Windows came back with (SUPPLIED FILE DOES NOT CANTAIN A VALID FILENAME)

what now??

thanks Pete


#6

You have to extract the 218btrpc1.rar file first. (.rar = compressed file) :wink:


#7

You said extract it, do you mean unzip it? if you do I have done that and I still get the same message. I check the properties and it is still a rar! As I said I said in my first post I think it’s easier to build the computer than learning this stuff, thank you for helping me!!!

frustrated Pete


#8

You must have extracted it to somewhere else? Extract it to the same folder. You should have a .bin file after you extract it.


#9

What tool do I use to extract it with? I’m trying to use zipcentral that might be my problem.

Thanks Pete


#10

WinRAR


#11

If it’s a .rar file you will need this > http://www.rarlab.com/


#12

You guys are awesome, all I needed was winrar and help! Thanks again guys it worked wonderful, checked device manager and I have the new firmware.

Thank You very much guys

Pete