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Old 10 Feb 2007, 06:36 PM   #1
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Default Booktype help.

I am using ImgBurn to try and change the booktype of my DVD+RW to DVD-ROM. It tells me my drive is a NEC but none of the options in the scroll down box for changing booktype worked. So I tryed some of the other ones. These are the ones that worked...
BenQ
LiteOn
Ricoh
Nu Tech

But they all came up and said failed when I clicked on change to change it to a DVD-ROM.



All help very much appreciated as I've had real trouble trying to get this to work.

Thanks.

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Old 10 Feb 2007, 09:08 PM   #2
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well that's about as unreadable a jpeg as I have ever tried to blow up

is that a laptop nec 6550? firmware?

nec's require hacked firmware for bitsetting dvd+r to rom
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Old 10 Feb 2007, 09:10 PM   #3
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soz is that better now?
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Thats what it looks to me as Chewy, nec6550, really hard to see.
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Old 10 Feb 2007, 09:18 PM   #5
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a simple question, what's the firmware and drive number?

pretty sure I got it but anyways I don't reccomend flashing those drives

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It it highly recommended to use a slimline to IDE adapter and a desktop PC for this procedure instead of leaving the drive in your notebook. You might be unable to complete this procedure if the drive is still installed in your laptop. The drive has to be attached to the secondary IDE channel, you will probably get an error message on the primary channel.
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Nothing but the NEC tab will / is working.

Just because it shows a 'Current Setting' ok doesn't mean the bitsetting commands will work.

In the instances where 'Current Setting' is displayed properly, it's probably just displaying the current booktype of the media - which of course all drives support doing as it's a generic command that's part of the MMC specs.
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Old 10 Feb 2007, 10:19 PM   #7
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NEC DVD+-RW ND-6550A

sorry but what do you mean by firmare?
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that's a 6650

looks like a dell firmware for that laptop

liggy wrote bitsetting firmware for the drives
http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page/en/NEC-ND-6650A/
liggy's 162 might work but I would not pursue this matter

102C is your firmware
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how do i use .bin files?
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Ignoring bitsetting support, would the 103D from Dell not work?

http://support.euro.dell.com/support...&fileid=191376

If it did, perhaps then you could also try liggy's 103D.

This way you're getting update firmware and possibly bitsetting too.
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how do i use .bin files?
these are advanced techniques, even had a beta tester ask me once how to do this

at the bottom left of the page I linked to are links to glossary and faq's, please read before preceding
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i clicked this link http://support.euro.dell.com/support...&fileid=191376 and flashed my drive, now what should I do?
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test burns, many players don't like rw's period
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u want me to burn some random stuff onto +RW? now i have 103D how can i change booktype?

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now i have 103D how can i change booktype?
U can't with standard firmware or even liggy's 103D
Bitsetting dvd+r No dvd +rw No dvd+r dl Auto

why is bitsetting so important?
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