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Flashing a NEC ND 3550A burner

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I just bought a NEC ND 3550A DVD burner. I've read about flashing the burner and I am just as confused now as I was before I read the first article. Can someone tell me why I need to flash and which filmware I need to use and how to do it in Newbie language I can understand.

 

Many thanks maparus

 

 

NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A

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You do not need to flash the burner to a more recent version of the firmware unless you want to. The newer firmware may allow the use of newer media (disc) types. The newer firmware may also offer some bug fixes too.

 

But your burner will likely work just fine without flashing it.

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Take a look at this site: http://www.micheldeboer.nl/

 

I saw this page and here is where I get confused I see no information on how to choose one. Which one do I want to download?

Many thanks maparus :wall: java script:emoticon(':wall:', 'smid_9')

 

NEC-355xA Original Firmware

Download link Description

NEC 3550:

104_orig.zip NEC 3550 1.04

105_orig.zip NEC 3550 1.05

106_orig.zip NEC 3550 1.06

NEC 3551:

201_orig.zip NEC 3551 2.01

202_orig.zip NEC 3551 2.02

Mad Dog (NEC 3550):

16X2DVD9-8X_FW_1F2.zip Mad Dog 1.F2 (NEC 3550) (NEW 25-05-2006)

 

NEC-355xA Modified Firmware

Download link Description

NEC 3550:

104bt_rpc1.zip NEC 3550 1.04 including booktype and RPC1 patch (Liggy)

105bt_rpc1.zip NEC 3550 1.05 including booktype and RPC1 patch (Liggy)

106bt_rpc1.zip NEC 3550 1.06 including booktype and RPC1 patch (Liggy)

1Y6_rpc1.zip Liggy's And Dee's NEC 3550 1.Y6 (based on Liggy's 1.06bt firmware)

NEC 3551:

201_rpc1.zip NEC 3551 2.01 RPC1 (Liggy)

201bt_rpc1.zip NEC 3551 2.01 including booktype and RPC1 patch (Liggy)

202bt_rpc1.zip NEC 3551 2.02 including booktype and RPC1 patch (Liggy)

2Y1_rpc1.zip Liggy's And Dee's NEC 3551 2.Y1 (based on Liggy's 2.02bt firmware)

 

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I have successfully flashed 3550A to 4551A. It's working just great.

I think the flasher has been removed (on NEC's request)- or at least I cannot spot it anymore at CDFreaks forum, and since I do not want to post questionable links here, PM me- I am pretty confident I've kept the flasher, as well as a fairly current RPC-1 firmware.

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