Nope, no lable at all! OEM maybe? not sure… Anyone know by chips? I have no problems opening the case…
(As you can’t probably tell I’m new to the forum)
Side note: I’ve been delaying on getting a dvd burner so long and really haven’t been keeping up with what’s available. A friend of mine said to get these before there all gone. Question: Would it be in my best interest to get another nd-3500? I usually get burners in pairs for one to one.
A missing label is not a good sign. OEM drives have them. The drive will not have any warranty except whatever the seller gives to you. I can’t think of any good reason to remove the label from a drive. There are many drives which are made by NEC and sold under other brand names, such as Mad Dog, and could have NEC firmware installed, but these drives frequently have better firmware’s and warranties than an original NEC, so I am at a loss as understand why the label would be missing.
It is interesting. I remember someone reported a “no label” NEC 2510. Obviously it was flashed 2500, everybody concluded so. On the other hand, I can’t imagine any reason to remove the label of a 3500 other than limiting the warranty.
Don’t break it or open it. I don’t think there’s anything you can do.
Think about the missing warranty, I don’t know how good the seller’s warranty is, but NEC won’t do anyting for the drive. If the drive works fine, and if you can bear with the limited warranty, keep it. Otherwise immediately send it back to the seller.
If you need another burner, I think BenQ 1620 will make a good combination with it. NEC recently announced its support of disc scan but nobody can be sure of the quality of its scan. 1620 is a good burner and a good scanner.
Dang it…another Fleabay special. You obviously have NO WARRANTY on this drive. Keep your finger crossed on this drive. It it continues to give results after 50 full burns, then you probably have a good drive.