BU40N 1.03 to MK 1.03 - Not sure where to go from here

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bachelorbob
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Re: BU40N 1.03 to MK 1.03 - Not sure where to go from here

Post by bachelorbob » Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:47 pm

For further clarification:


Specs from MakeMKV:

Drive Information
Manufacturer: hp HLDS
Product: BDRE BU40N
Revision: BW42
Firmware date: 2117-11-29 16:55
Bus encryption flags: 1F

LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible, not yet enabled
Drive platform: MT1959


Specs from Mac system report:

BDRE BU40N :

Product ID: 0x3940
Vendor ID: 0x13fd (Initio Corporation)
Version: 3.10
Serial Number: 38343543533032333238392020202020
Speed: Up to 5 Gb/sec
Manufacturer: hp HLDS
Location ID: 0x14400000 / 13


I seem to be the only person with a BW42 revision drive here. (I have seen others post about BW41.) I have not tested the drive with a UHD disc yet, but the drive does have the CD rip issue/bug.

So, flash with 1.03 MK or 1.04 MK? Is there an HP (not ASUS) BU40N 3.1x MK firmware?

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Re: BU40N 1.03 to MK 1.03 - Not sure where to go from here

Post by Billycar11 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:46 pm

Yes flash BU40N 1.03 MK as my guide says
It's in the all you need firmware pack
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Re: BU40N 1.03 to MK 1.03 - Not sure where to go from here

Post by bachelorbob » Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:55 pm

Even though 1.03 MK is for an LG BU40N and mine is an HP BU40N with a 3.10 firmware? I am not willing to brick the drive on an experiment. And I am unable to save/extract the stock firmware as almost all utilities, instructions, and applications are for Windows/PC.

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Re: BU40N 1.03 to MK 1.03 - Not sure where to go from here

Post by Billycar11 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:36 pm

bachelorbob wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:55 pm
Even though 1.03 MK is for an LG BU40N and mine is an HP BU40N with a 3.10 firmware? I am not willing to brick the drive on an experiment. And I am unable to save/extract the stock firmware as almost all utilities, instructions, and applications are for Windows/PC.
then flashing is not for you there is always a chance to brick it.
also you dont have 3.10 fw you have bw42.
all bu40ns should be intercompatible i would flash it but if you dont want to you can always buy a preflashed and tested drive
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Re: BU40N 1.03 to MK 1.03 - Not sure where to go from here

Post by asmcom » Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:00 am

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Re: BU40N 1.03 to MK 1.03 - Not sure where to go from here

Post by asmcom » Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:03 am

Billycar11 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:18 am
definitely do not flash asus 3.10mk you will be unable to go back to bu40n fw without the new dos flash windows flashers won't work, i have done it to prove amscom WRONG before 1.03mk was out and well he is WRONG but see if i release this info publicly people will misread/understand it again and ruin their dive.
if anyone softbricks there drive this way pm me if and only if your pc supports dosflash i'll help you
I have never Flashed 3.10mk to 1.03mk in my life.

I confirm you can flash. Hitachi LG-BU40N 1.03 to 1. 03mk no problem command line or LG Patched Flasher.

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Re: BU40N 1.03 to MK 1.03 - Not sure where to go from here

Post by Billycar11 » Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:09 am

asmcom wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:03 am
Billycar11 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:18 am
definitely do not flash asus 3.10mk you will be unable to go back to bu40n fw without the new dos flash windows flashers won't work, i have done it to prove amscom WRONG before 1.03mk was out and well he is WRONG but see if i release this info publicly people will misread/understand it again and ruin their dive.
if anyone softbricks there drive this way pm me if and only if your pc supports dosflash i'll help you
I have never Flashed 3.10mk to 1.03mk in my life.

I confirm you can flash. Hitachi LG-BU40N 1.03 to 1. 03mk no problem command line or LG Patched Flasher.

Asmcom :mrgreen:
yes this was refenced from when there was no mk 1.03 bu40n and you could downgrade it with asus firmware but you needed dosflash to recover it
Buy a UHD drive from the guide and how to video maker: https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 20&t=17831
UHD Drives Guide: https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634
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Re: BU40N 1.03 to MK 1.03 - Not sure where to go from here

Post by asmcom » Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:14 am

Billycar11 wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:09 am
asmcom wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:03 am
Billycar11 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:18 am
definitely do not flash asus 3.10mk you will be unable to go back to bu40n fw without the new dos flash windows flashers won't work, i have done it to prove amscom WRONG before 1.03mk was out and well he is WRONG but see if i release this info publicly people will misread/understand it again and ruin their dive.
if anyone softbricks there drive this way pm me if and only if your pc supports dosflash i'll help you
I have never Flashed 3.10mk to 1.03mk in my life.

I confirm you can flash. Hitachi LG-BU40N 1.03 to 1. 03mk no problem command line or LG Patched Flasher.

Asmcom :mrgreen:
yes this was refenced from when there was no mk 1.03 bu40n and you could downgrade it with asus firmware but you needed dosflash to recover it
Hi Billy,

Must be cross wires. I would never flash a desktop drive with Slim and Vice Versa even when drunk LOL.

I hope you and your family are well and have a good Christmas.

Regards

Asmcom :mrgreen:
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