LG WH14NS40 not reading discs after flash

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dragoryte1
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LG WH14NS40 not reading discs after flash

Post by dragoryte1 » Wed May 06, 2020 10:56 pm

Hey guys, long time user, rare poster. I've had a WH14NS40 for a long time, today I flashed it following the instructions on this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yfpf6HoMMis. I used the tool it referenced in the comments section at the following location, https://drive.google.com/file/d/102V7DU ... meZTN/view. I made sure to follow the information Mike posted in https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 19&t=19113 and downloaded the latest MK pack from https://www.makemkv.com/download/mk-fir ... 200415.zip.

This is not the first time I've done this, just the first time with this drive. I verified the drive worked fine prior to flashing it. The drive label shows Manufactured April 2012 if that matters and was on Rom Version 1.00 before I flashed it. The latest MK flash has Version 1.04 in it, so that's what it was flashed to. Just like all of the times before, it prompted me for reboot, which I did and when it came up it was detected and is showing the correct version after the flash (Below is the output showing in MakeMKV now).

However, when I try to load a regular blu-ray, or UHD disc now, it just says "No Disc Inserted". Advice? TIA for help.

Drive Information
OS device name: D:
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE WH14NS40
Revision: 1.04
Serial number: SIK81C4FM280
Firmware date: 2119-01-04 13:51
Bus encryption flags: 17
Highest AACS version: 63

LibreDrive Information
Status: Enabled
Drive platform: MT1959
Firmware type: Patched (microcode access re-enabled)
Firmware version: 1.04
DVD all regions: Yes
BD raw data read: Yes
BD raw metadata read: Yes
Unrestricted read speed: Possible, not yet enabled

No disc inserted

st4evr
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Re: LG WH14NS40 not reading discs after flash

Post by st4evr » Thu May 07, 2020 2:15 am

You just bricked your drive. Discussed and warned hundreds of times across the forum against this already. Example:

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19071

As well as explicitly warned in the pinned UHD drives guide. You did not do proper research on this prior to flashing the drive.

Forum search and google work. Use them to find answers to these common questions/problems and/or to help and try to avoid these types of mistakes in the future. Or simply ask before jumping off the cliff.

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/search.ph ... NS40+brick

Buy a new drive or you’ll have to go through the long drawn out process of trying to recover it if at all possible.

dragoryte1
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Re: LG WH14NS40 not reading discs after flash

Post by dragoryte1 » Thu May 07, 2020 2:10 pm

Thanks for reply.

I'll make the attempt, if it can't be recovered, I've owned it for almost a decade, it has lived a good life, I'll just get a new drive which I know can easily be flashed for UHD LibreDrive nbd.

dragoryte1
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Re: LG WH14NS40 not reading discs after flash

Post by dragoryte1 » Thu May 07, 2020 2:15 pm

Thanks for the reply. I'll make the attempt to recover and if it can't be recovered I've owned it for almost a decade, its served its purpose. I'll just buy a new drive which is friendlier and hopefully faster for UHD/LibreDrive functions.

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Re: LG WH14NS40 not reading discs after flash

Post by jonghotti » Thu May 07, 2020 5:19 pm

dragoryte1 wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 2:15 pm
Thanks for the reply. I'll make the attempt to recover and if it can't be recovered I've owned it for almost a decade, its served its purpose. I'll just buy a new drive which is friendlier and hopefully faster for UHD/LibreDrive functions.
For faster ripping speeds buy an ASUS or more expensive LG drive.
The Original "UHD Friendly" Drive Seller
https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 20&t=17829

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