Unable to read 4k discs lately.

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Procat
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Unable to read 4k discs lately.

Post by Procat » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:40 pm

My wh16ns40 drive suddenly won’t read 4K discs anymore. It reads regular dvd and Blu-ray fine, it doesn’t even see the 4k discs anymore. It’s f/w version 1.02. Tried lens cleaner and reflashing to no avail. At least I have another drive that sees 4k. Also does the newest lg wh16ns40 flash to f/w 1.02. Any help greatly appreciated.

h8dyt
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Re: Unable to read 4k discs lately.

Post by h8dyt » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:54 pm

I just bought this drive and flashed it with multiple firmware to be able to read the disks. To no avail non of them have worked. Glad to see that I'm not the only one having the issue which I would really like to see resolved soon.

Coopervid
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Re: Unable to read 4k discs lately.

Post by Coopervid » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:15 pm

Question: You use Makemkv and it doesn't read the disc? AnyDVD won't. It only can use "friendly drives". Your drive is not "friendly" but official.

Flash it to ASUS 3.10 MK and check if it doesn't work either.

Repeat laser cleaning and disc cleaning.

After checking all these options I would also be clueless.

Coopervid
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Re: Unable to read 4k discs lately.

Post by Coopervid » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:38 pm

Guys,

I was wrong. I thought you have the BH16NS60. If you have the BH16NS40 my information is wrong. However, you need a drive that is BH16NS40 with service code NS50. Please check the label on your drive and respond. W/o service code NS50 your drive is not UHD capable.

Procat
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Re: Unable to read 4k discs lately.

Post by Procat » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:12 pm

Coopervid wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:15 pm
Question: You use Makemkv and it doesn't read the disc? AnyDVD won't. It only can use "friendly drives". Your drive is not "friendly" but official.

Flash it to ASUS 3.10 MK and check if it doesn't work either.

Repeat laser cleaning and disc cleaning.

After checking all these options I would also be clueless.
My drive had been able to read 4K discs up until a couple of days ago. It just lost the ability to read them lately, makemkv still shows the drive as 1.02, I will try to reflash to the ASUS 3.10 MK and see if that works.

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