Info on flashing LG BU40N

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filmgeek47
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Info on flashing LG BU40N

Post by filmgeek47 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:14 pm

Hi all,

Have run into a few troublesome discs on my Asus drive, so I've purchased an LG BU40N to try. A little confused on what to do assuming the drive comes with the newest factory firmware. It sounds like I need to cross flash it to a different drive and then downgrade. Which drive though?

Is it the general consensus that the BU40N tends to have fewer issues than other drives?

Coopervid
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Re: Info on flashing LG BU40N

Post by Coopervid » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:46 pm

You should post what Makemkv reports about your firmware since there are several versions of MK firmware for this type of drive. We'll see then.

filmgeek47
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Re: Info on flashing LG BU40N

Post by filmgeek47 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:53 pm

Coopervid wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:46 pm
You should post what Makemkv reports about your firmware since there are several versions of MK firmware for this type of drive. We'll see then.
Ah. Will do once it arrives. Thanks!

Billycar11
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Re: Info on flashing LG BU40N

Post by Billycar11 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:05 am

filmgeek47 wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:14 pm
Hi all,

Have run into a few troublesome discs on my Asus drive, so I've purchased an LG BU40N to try. A little confused on what to do assuming the drive comes with the newest factory firmware. It sounds like I need to cross flash it to a different drive and then downgrade. Which drive though?

Is it the general consensus that the BU40N tends to have fewer issues than other drives?
Do not crossflash it

jamisonia
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Re: Info on flashing LG BU40N

Post by jamisonia » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:40 pm

filmgeek47 wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:53 pm
Coopervid wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:46 pm
You should post what Makemkv reports about your firmware since there are several versions of MK firmware for this type of drive. We'll see then.
Ah. Will do once it arrives. Thanks!
Sorry to hijack but I thought this might less annoying than starting a new thread.

Drive Information
OS device name: \Device\CdRom0
Current profile: BD-ROM
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE BU40N
Revision: 1.03
Serial number: MO7JCR84725
Firmware date: 2119-05-08 11:46
Bus encryption flags: 17
Highest AACS version: 68

Which MK fw should I use?

st4evr
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Re: Info on flashing LG BU40N

Post by st4evr » Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:56 am

jamisonia wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:40 pm
filmgeek47 wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:53 pm
Coopervid wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:46 pm
You should post what Makemkv reports about your firmware since there are several versions of MK firmware for this type of drive. We'll see then.
Ah. Will do once it arrives. Thanks!
Sorry to hijack but I thought this might less annoying than starting a new thread.

Drive Information
OS device name: \Device\CdRom0
Current profile: BD-ROM
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE BU40N
Revision: 1.03
Serial number: MO7JCR84725
Firmware date: 2119-05-08 11:46
Bus encryption flags: 17
Highest AACS version: 68

Which MK fw should I use?
That question was answered here now:

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=21910

The OP created a whole new post for this again for some odd reason anyways.

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