Need Firmware for NEC ND-2100AD DVD+RW

vbimport

#1

Hey guys I’m somewhat new to this but I’ve pretty much looked all over for firmware for the NEC ND-2100AD DVD+RW drive because I keep getting a “power calibration error” when using Nero 6 Ultra Edition everytime I try burning DVD video files. And I dont believe that my problem is a dirty laser or bad media because all of my friends use it (Ridata 4X dvd+r) with no problem. So I’ve been told to update the firmware but I cant find it anywhere for this model. If anyone has any idea what may be causing the “power calibration error” or where to get the firmware I would appreciate it. Thanks


#2

http://support.necsam.com/OEM/downloads/FlashFirmware/ FW1.92 is the latest firmware.
If this is a dell drive then you should check with Dell to see if they have a different update. This is a 8x DVD reader/writer


#3

You could try to solve the Power Calibration Error by using different media with the drive.


#4

Just turn it into a 2500/2510 with firmware updates like I did :slight_smile:


#5

I’ve tried the update on NEC’s site and it says the Target is not found correctly. What’s this about?


#6

That normally means that you have an OEM drive, no “real” NEC drive.

You could use TDBs DOS-Flasher or BINFLASH and a appropriate firmware to flash the drive anyway.


#7

Does the NEC ND-2100AD DVD+RW only take DVD+R media or can it take DVD-R as well?


#8

It is an +R/+RW only burner because its OEM and the OEM has spent the money for -R/-RW licences on their vacation, obviously.

But you can crossflash it to an 2500 and even 2510, which will add burning +R DL support too.


#9

The 2100 drives only accepts +R media for writing, but there are ways to make it write DVD-R too.


#10

So it can write to DVD-R becuase when I insert a blank DVD-R it doesn’t detect the media (however it does detect blank CD-R media). What could the problem be?


#11

You have to use a drive converter tool. http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page/driveconv/


#12

Should I upgrade or downgrade???


#13

I suggest to use either 2.F8 Windows or 2.18 TDB Windows Flasher from here to make it easy in 1 step.
Don’t turn off your computer during flashing the drive!!


#14

none of the links work on that site.

Could you just tell me which firmware or flasher I need when I convert my current drive to NEC ND-2500A.


#15

By the way thanks for your help so far.


#16

Use Driveconverter to made your drive a 2510 internally.

Download Maddog 2.f9 from http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page/2500/

Use binflash to flash. http://binflash.cdfreaks.com/


#17
none of the links work on that site.

Could you just tell me which firmware or flasher I need when I convert my current drive to NEC ND-2500A.

TDB site doesn’t allow downloads when firewall is enable … close your firewall and make the download …
I would follow chef’s instructions …it’s easier his way…

AFTER THE DOWNLOAD DON’T LEAVE YOUR FIREWALL DISABLED !!!


#18

it doesnt allow me convert to 2510. it just allows me to convert it to 2500 - so I’ll do that.


#19

If 2100 is converted to 2500 then it’s what you want … after that you can use the latest 2500 f/w with DL support , think it’s Herrie’s , and that is the best-most you can get-ask from your drive.
from what i recall (had this drive ) you can choose to use a f/w that post the drive as 2510 or keep the 2500 ID it’s up to you…same hardware and performance anyway…


#20

Convert it to a 2500, after that flast it with 2510a firmware. Im using Maddog 2F9 firmware.