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NEC ND-6500A Cant burn DVD-R

I use NEC ND-6500A drive on my Dell Inspiron 700m and use Sonic to burn disks.
I can burn cds with no issues. But when I tried burning a DVD-R (Sony 1x-16x) I get the following error message:
Sense: 05 ASC: 30 ASCQ: 05 (Command 2A)

I downloaded the latest firmware in .zip format from
but when i started the file named NECND65_V225.exe it says that the drive NEC ND-6500A cannot be found!
I need help. I have no idea if it's the problem of firmware

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Re: NEC ND-6500A Cant burn DVD-R

I figured out what was causing the problem with my NEC 6500A on my Dell laptop: The Sony Picture Motion Browser software that I was using to burn DVD's is only compatible up to Service Pack 2 of Windows XP. The day after I installed Service Pack 3, the software stopped burning DVD's. So I uninstalled Service Pack 3, rebooted, unistalled the Sony PMB software, rebooted and re-installed the Sony PMB software and I can now burn DVD's again. So check whether the software you're burning your DVD's with is compatible with whatever version of your operating system you're operating with. Hope this helps someone else!

Posted on Jul 04, 2008

Re: NEC ND-6500A Cant burn DVD-R

Hi all. good to find other people with the same problem. I have tryed now oweer 9 houers without getting no way

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

Re: NEC ND-6500A Cant burn DVD-R

I also have a nec nd-6500a on my dell laptop, and had some problems writing dvds. after lots of tries i came to the conclusion that most of the problems appear when using sony dvds, so my advise is use something else instead of sony (sorry for the bad publicity....) and also sonic is not that good of a burning software.

Posted on May 20, 2008

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