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MadDog (vers. ND-3500A); can I permanently convert to a NEC?

Postby VEFF on Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:52 pm

Can I permanently flash my MadDog 16X DVD burner to
a NEC ND-3500A, like you could with the rebadged LiteOn drives (CyberDrive etc.), so I can simply flash it with subsequent NEC ND-3500A firmwares without using any special (drive check override) tools?
OR
will I always need to use a binflasher (or similar/equivalent tool)
to flash the official NEC firmware into the burner's EEPROM?

I did searches here and at one of the other sites we all know, but couldn't find this specific thread; there were tons of matches for NEC 3500A and MadDog...

Thanks!
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Postby ClayBuster on Fri Dec 10, 2004 6:04 pm

Use BinFlash and flash the drive to 2.17 then go to NEC's website and get 2.18 and try it
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Postby ItalianJob on Fri Dec 10, 2004 6:18 pm

It will definitively work : with binflash and an original NEC 3500 2.16 firmware you will have a true NEC 3500 fw 2.16 drive.

You will be able to flash to the next 2.18 "exe" firmware from NEC without binflash as a NEC regular user.
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Postby VEFF on Fri Dec 10, 2004 7:22 pm

Excellent news guys!
Thanks for the info.

I'll give it a shot as soon as I install it.

The OM people forgot to use bubble wrap or other protectant; the drive
was loose in a big shipping box, with nothing at all wrapped around it, except of course the MadDog retail box...

I actually heard a thud when the shipping guy dropped it off; he didn't ring or knock, but I was in the family room and heard it.

I don't think it is worth swapping it out, since you never know what happened to any retail box between production and the time you buy it ; it could drop off a shelf in the store; it could be dropped in the warehouse etc.
It has a 2 year warranty, which is probably a lot longer than I'll keep it anyway...
Burners only:
Pioneer DVR-115D
Pioneer DVR-111D
Plextor PX-716A TLA0304
Plextor PX-716A same TLA

LiteOn 52246S 52X CD-RW
LiteOn 52246S (another)
LiteOn 52327S 52X CD-RW
TDK 40X USB 2.0 CD-RW
TEAC CD-W540E 40X CD-RW
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Postby VEFF on Sun Dec 12, 2004 8:49 pm

I have converted it to a NEC.
It has fw 2.18

Now to try some burns.
I have a big headache (hope its not from the fumes from the garage floor epoxy coating that I painted on yesterday), so I may not do any burns tonight.
Burners only:
Pioneer DVR-115D
Pioneer DVR-111D
Plextor PX-716A TLA0304
Plextor PX-716A same TLA

LiteOn 52246S 52X CD-RW
LiteOn 52246S (another)
LiteOn 52327S 52X CD-RW
TDK 40X USB 2.0 CD-RW
TEAC CD-W540E 40X CD-RW
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Postby ETP on Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:15 am

You will love this drive! 8)

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NEC 4550 1.6T
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Pioneer 109/A09 158
Pioneer 110/A10 1.39
Liteon 5005
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Liteon 5005
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Postby VEFF on Tue Dec 14, 2004 5:36 pm

ETP wrote:You will love this drive! 8)


:)
I am looking forward to using it.
I am taking a long vacation starting next week, so I am sure I can get some play time with the drive - I have yet to even burn one disc so far.

I have a data backup or two that I would like to start with.
Burners only:
Pioneer DVR-115D
Pioneer DVR-111D
Plextor PX-716A TLA0304
Plextor PX-716A same TLA

LiteOn 52246S 52X CD-RW
LiteOn 52246S (another)
LiteOn 52327S 52X CD-RW
TDK 40X USB 2.0 CD-RW
TEAC CD-W540E 40X CD-RW
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Postby lrtrees on Wed Dec 29, 2004 7:12 am

Sorry for the question, but what is BinFlash and where is it found? We bought our daughter a MadDog burner for Christmas and would like to use the NEC firmware.

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Postby ETP on Wed Dec 29, 2004 7:16 am

Bin flash will allow you to erase all the ROM from your drive and replace it with donuts/cake whatever you want. :lol:


2.18 is faster for my media and you can flash direct to 2.18 from 2.16. If you have used a doctored FW then you can use bin flash to remove it and flash with 2.18. Italian Job has the link for bin flash. I had to use it for my 2510A. =D>

2.18 link

http://www.de.nec.de/software/1769_...500A_win218.zip

bin flash

http://binflash.cdfreaks.com

http://binflash.cdfreaks.com/download/1/5

BQ 1640 BSOB
NEC 4550 1.6T
Plextor 716a 1.09
Pioneer 109/A09 158
Pioneer 110/A10 1.39
Liteon 5005
Sony 875P & 333ES
Liteon 5005
HK7200
Hitachi 61SDX
Two Dell 8400s & 9100 with SATA HDs
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