Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

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pippinainteasy
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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by pippinainteasy » Tue May 05, 2020 9:01 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 2:02 am
pippinainteasy wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 12:14 am
StormMeows wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 2:35 am
Is this guide still relevant in 2020? I just got this drive and I'm going to be flashing it soon. I have 1.02 firmware on this new drive.
I'm not entirely sure, I followed the guide to flashing the drive and am still not able to rip UHD discs. Blu Rays work fine, though.
what happens on your UHD discs?
I receive the following error

MakeMKV v1.15.0 win(x64-release) started
Error 'OS error - This device does not exist' occurred while reading 'BD-RE HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH16NS60 1.02' at offset '33364506624'
Error 'OS error - This device does not exist' occurred while reading 'BD-RE HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH16NS60 1.02' at offset '655360'
udf: UDF mount: disc not properly formatted or damaged disc (rootdirs failing)
Error 'OS error - This device does not exist' occurred while reading 'BD-RE HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH16NS60 1.02' at offset '32768'
Failed to open disc

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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by opuscroakus » Sat May 09, 2020 4:55 am

Hi, thank you everyone for this topic. It has mostly made this clear for even a not so tech person like me to understand all of this.

I just want to double check on the current state of this procedure. My WH16NS60 drive was manufactured 12/27/2019 with the 1.02 firmware. MakeMKV says it is a 1.02d - "Optical drive "BD-RE HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH16NS60 1.02d" opened in OS access mode."

Is the patched 1.02 firmware linked to on page 1 "mk-firmware-pack-20191013" still the current firmware to use? All I plan on using this drive for is ripping BD/UHD in MakeMKV on MacOS
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Billycar11
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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by Billycar11 » Sat May 09, 2020 3:08 pm

opuscroakus wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 4:55 am
Hi, thank you everyone for this topic. It has mostly made this clear for even a not so tech person like me to understand all of this.

I just want to double check on the current state of this procedure. My WH16NS60 drive was manufactured 12/27/2019 with the 1.02 firmware. MakeMKV says it is a 1.02d - "Optical drive "BD-RE HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH16NS60 1.02d" opened in OS access mode."

Is the patched 1.02 firmware linked to on page 1 "mk-firmware-pack-20191013" still the current firmware to use? All I plan on using this drive for is ripping BD/UHD in MakeMKV on MacOS
Yes the d is just from the Mac you should use 1.02mk WH16NS60

opuscroakus
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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by opuscroakus » Mon May 11, 2020 1:57 am

Success!! I patched it and it works like a champ. Just finished ripping The Rise Of Skywalker.

Thanks again for the helpful post!
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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by HunterSmith69 » Sun May 24, 2020 2:26 pm

Thank you very much for this guide! Been looking for a workaround because I cannot use Intel SGX for a while now (have an AMD processor).

One thing of note and not sure if anyone else has had this come up. I followed the steps and when I flashed 1.02, it said it failed and that my drive was going into emergency mode. As soon as I attempted to open the flash utility again, computer immediately restarted. Uh oh. Did it again, same error, computer reset again. Decided to see if the drive was at least visible to MakeMKV and sure enough, it shows Libre enabled and everything good to go. Put in Dr Sleep UHD Blu Ray and it is currently ripping it now with no issues. Not sure why the error popped up or why my computer said heck no to trying to open the flash utility after the error code but it working.

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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by macmilln » Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:27 am

Made an account just to post this after finding your thread:

Thank you! This worked like a charm. Bought a UHD drive so I could use the 4K footage for fanedits, but didn't realize there'd be extra steps. All the options seemed far too complicated or far too expensive, but this was all too easy! Took a few minutes, tops. Ripping The Rise of Skywalker now!

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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by tragic bleak » Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:41 am

I'm glad new folks continue to enjoy my guide.

Yes this guide is still up-to-date as of June 2020. I just updated the link to the new firmware pack (https://www.makemkv.com/download/mk-fir ... 200415.zip) but it still contains the same patched 1.02 firmware file for the drive I recommend. So nothing really changed.

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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by nekno » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:35 am

Thanks - worked like a charm to flash to 1.02MK with a WH16NS60 mfd March 2020 with ROM ver 1.02.

I was surprised it didn't have the new 1.03 FW given the recent mfg date, but I guess I lucked out!

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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by ant98996 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:46 am

Hello All, just joined.
Got lucky and ordered the WH16NS60 in January from Amazon.
Never opened the box.
Opened the box yesterday, followed the instructions, and perfect, it's Enabled.

Easiest instructions ever.

Thank you very much.
😊

ant98996
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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by ant98996 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:35 am

By "lucky" I mean I purchased from Amazon not knowing about the firmware issue.
I received 1.0.2.

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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by RecycledBits » Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:38 pm

Just flashed my new drive using this guide and it worked great.

One ting that made me sweat a bit! My machine could not identify the drive afterwards - not even after a reboot. Moving it to a different USB port made Windows re-identify the drive and it worked again!

Ripping my first UHD movie as I type... :-)

Thanks!

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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by allomere » Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:02 am

So, I recently received a new NS60, and it has Rom version 1.03 on it. Attempting to flash to MK firmware returns errors. Am I totally out of luck?

EDIT: After some forum searches, I've gotten up to speed, more or less, on sdftool in 1.15.2. I've gone ahead and used the commands for rawflash full, and everything seems to go okay - except when I startup MakeMKV, it's still reporting the stock firmware. I feel like I'm missing something really easy here. I've also tried this with makemkvcon and gotten the same result - new firmware appears to upload successfully, but I'm still on stock 1.03.

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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by Billycar11 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:56 am

allomere wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:02 am
So, I recently received a new NS60, and it has Rom version 1.03 on it. Attempting to flash to MK firmware returns errors. Am I totally out of luck?

EDIT: After some forum searches, I've gotten up to speed, more or less, on sdftool in 1.15.2. I've gone ahead and used the commands for rawflash full, and everything seems to go okay - except when I startup MakeMKV, it's still reporting the stock firmware. I feel like I'm missing something really easy here. I've also tried this with makemkvcon and gotten the same result - new firmware appears to upload successfully, but I'm still on stock 1.03.
email me Billycar5924@gmail.com
i have seen it before i know how to fix it.

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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by kastaway33 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:28 am

Hello, I recently purchased a NS60, looks like it was made end of 2019 with firmware 1.02
Is the firmware 1.02mk allow for UHD rip feature? Also, what is Sleep Bug? Does that require a previous firmware?

Thanks

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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by kastaway33 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:14 am

I followed the step-by-step instructions, started with LG WH16NS60 v1.02, I updated with file "HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WH16NS60-1.03-NM00600-212005081010.bin"
Now my Drive says Libra Drive: Enabled but the version is 1.03 ( attached a screen shot)
I am where or hos do I get file for version 1.02mk to flash?
Thank You for any help.

Edit:
Seems that I may have used the 1.03 version firmware, for WH16NS60 the 1.03 is encrypted? Even if it is the MK version?
What is the advantage of version 1.00 or 1.02 versions?

Much Appreciated
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