LG BH16NS55 Firmware 1.04 (and possibly other new drives)

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killkong1211
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Re: LG BH16NS55 Firmware 1.04 (and possibly other new drives)

Post by killkong1211 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:43 am

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:27 am

Never touched it so it is whatever the default is.
Mine is default on the win10 as well.

Now totally dumb question but I wanna ascertain if maybe I've got a faulty unit
can your 1.04 ns55's read a bluray movie out of the box, cause mine doesn't wanna seem to load one (not rip just read)

SamuriHL
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Re: LG BH16NS55 Firmware 1.04 (and possibly other new drives)

Post by SamuriHL » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:29 pm

To be clear you're saying bluray not uhd right??

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Re: LG BH16NS55 Firmware 1.04 (and possibly other new drives)

Post by MartyMcNuts » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:09 am

killkong1211 wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:43 am
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:27 am

Never touched it so it is whatever the default is.
Mine is default on the win10 as well.

Now totally dumb question but I wanna ascertain if maybe I've got a faulty unit
can your 1.04 ns55's read a bluray movie out of the box, cause mine doesn't wanna seem to load one (not rip just read)
A standard Blu-Ray, yes, no problem at all.
LG_1.04_BD_test-1.jpg
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Here it is backing up.
LG_1.04_BD_test-2.jpg
LG_1.04_BD_test-2.jpg (65.67 KiB) Viewed 6585 times

How is your drive connected to PC?
Cheers :D
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killkong1211
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Re: LG BH16NS55 Firmware 1.04 (and possibly other new drives)

Post by killkong1211 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:29 am

SamuriHL wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:29 pm
To be clear you're saying bluray not uhd right??

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Yeah just a regular bluray, tried 2 or 3 just to be sure.
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:09 am
A standard Blu-Ray, yes, no problem at all.

LG_1.04_BD_test-1.jpg

Here it is backing up.

LG_1.04_BD_test-2.jpg


How is your drive connected to PC?
Huh, so you can even backup with the base firmware, shit, mines hella funky then.
Sata straight to the board hahaha

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Re: LG BH16NS55 Firmware 1.04 (and possibly other new drives)

Post by MartyMcNuts » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:29 am

killkong1211 wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:29 am
SamuriHL wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:29 pm
To be clear you're saying bluray not uhd right??

Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
Yeah just a regular bluray, tried 2 or 3 just to be sure.
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:09 am
A standard Blu-Ray, yes, no problem at all.

LG_1.04_BD_test-1.jpg

Here it is backing up.

LG_1.04_BD_test-2.jpg


How is your drive connected to PC?
Huh, so you can even backup with the base firmware, shit, mines hella funky then.
Sata straight to the board hahaha
Maybe you should consider returning your drive if it can’t even read a standard blu-ray out of the box??
Cheers :D
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Re: LG BH16NS55 Firmware 1.04 (and possibly other new drives)

Post by SamuriHL » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:53 am

I would concur with that thought. Does not sound like the drive is ok.

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Re: LG BH16NS55 Firmware 1.04 (and possibly other new drives)

Post by killkong1211 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:39 am

Yeah logged a warranty job with pccg tonight, just gotta wait for them to reply now.

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Re: LG BH16NS55 Firmware 1.04 (and possibly other new drives)

Post by avenger09123 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:41 am

I recently suffered a catastrophic hardware loss due to SOMETHING. (new mobo, new 5tb hdd, new psu, new blu-ray drive), and got a WH16NS40 (not sure whether it's a NS40 or NS50 for the generation), but it came from MicroCenter and has the 1.04 firmware on it as well.

I tried the downgrade firmware ensuring 0x1CE056 was in DE state and not FF state, and it didn't want to downgrade to 1.00 or 1.02, using the patched flasher. The 1.02-mk files to enable libredrive bare minimum also didn't work. Apparently this is a blocked for now issue.
HW:
WH16NS40 on a SATA (AHCI) cable,
ASROCK X570 Phantom Gaming 4 Mobo
Windows 10 etc...

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Re: LG BH16NS55 Firmware 1.04 (and possibly other new drives)

Post by MartyMcNuts » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:40 am

avenger09123 wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:41 am
I recently suffered a catastrophic hardware loss due to SOMETHING. (new mobo, new 5tb hdd, new psu, new blu-ray drive), and got a WH16NS40 (not sure whether it's a NS40 or NS50 for the generation), but it came from MicroCenter and has the 1.04 firmware on it as well.

I tried the downgrade firmware ensuring 0x1CE056 was in DE state and not FF state, and it didn't want to downgrade to 1.00 or 1.02, using the patched flasher. The 1.02-mk files to enable libredrive bare minimum also didn't work. Apparently this is a blocked for now issue.
HW:
WH16NS40 on a SATA (AHCI) cable,
ASROCK X570 Phantom Gaming 4 Mobo
Windows 10 etc...
You cannot downgrade from 1.04 directly. You must cross-flash to ASUS 3.10-mk then you can flash whatever firmware you like.
Cheers :D
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Re: LG BH16NS55 Firmware 1.04 (and possibly other new drives)

Post by TrueBlueBunny » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:33 am

Like MartyMcNuts said. I had the 1.04 onto my one and it did read no 4k UHD at all.
It felt a bit weird but it really works. Get the Asus flasher mentioned in the posts, then put the Asus 3.10 on (in the Asus folders is only a single one with a 3.10 in the file name just go through the folders to find it) and after that put the 1.03MK on and it works.
If you like you can restart your computer but not necessary.

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Re: LG BH16NS55 Firmware 1.04 (and possibly other new drives)

Post by rayians » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:27 pm

I've got an LG WH16NS40 with fw 1.04 and am having NO luck downgrading. Where can I get this Asus flasher? I did not see a link in the posts.

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Re: LG BH16NS55 Firmware 1.04 (and possibly other new drives)

Post by d00zah » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:46 pm

rayians wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:27 pm
I've got an LG WH16NS40 with fw 1.04 and am having NO luck downgrading. Where can I get this Asus flasher? I did not see a link in the posts.
Unlocked Flashers, Downgrade Enabled Firmware and MK Firmware:

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634

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Re: LG BH16NS55 Firmware 1.04 (and possibly other new drives)

Post by killkong1211 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:09 am

Got a new drive (also 1.04) today and was able to reflash first try no issues.
Thanks again all for the assist trying to work it out, even if it did turn out to be faulty unit haha

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Re: LG BH16NS55 Firmware 1.04 (and possibly other new drives)

Post by MartyMcNuts » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:41 am

killkong1211 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:09 am
Got a new drive (also 1.04) today and was able to reflash first try no issues.
Thanks again all for the assist trying to work it out, even if it did turn out to be faulty unit haha
You're welcome!!
Cheers :D
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Re: LG BH16NS55 Firmware 1.04 (and possibly other new drives)

Post by k3nn2003 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:04 am

TeddyRaspin wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:58 am
Some little steps forward :

- When you use the Asus ODD Flasher (modified) to downgrade unit, DOSFLASH still doesn't work, i.e. the MTK Vendor Intro Failed error is still present.
- In order to be able to dump the downgraded unit, you have to power off PC and boot again. In this way DOSFLASH works for me.

Another solution is :

- Downgrade your unit to an older firmware (in my case I have 2 BH16NS55 and I've flashed their original firmware 1.02).
- Reboot and boot from an USB Stick (FreeDos with Rufus).
- Use the latest Dosflash version 2.0 and type DOSFLASH. Even if it reports "MTK Vendor Intro failed", write down the SATA port (in my case 0xF0D0 and 0xF0B0).

Now write :

DOSFLASH /? and press 1 for flash commands. It will show the whole manual syntax you have to use in order to interrogate unit.

Commands are :

- W for writing, R for reading, E for erasing
- Port (F0D0 or F0B0 in my case)
- Port Type (1 For SATA)
- Master or Slave (A0 for Master, B0 for Slave)
- MTK Type (2 for 0x72)
- Flash Type (0 for normal handling or 1 is the same)
- Flash Size (20 as 20 in hex value is 32 in decimal, as MT1939/MT1959 eeprom has 32 banks)
- Flash OPCode (C7 if you're using the E command for erasing eeprom)
- Filename (required if you use the W or R command)
- Nforce fix (Put 0 for NO)

Thus, it is almost easy to write the proper manual syntax command and even if MTK Vendor Intro failed, if you downgrade unit you'll be able to do a valid dump.
This was the missing piece for me. Thanks very much. I have finally revived my Asus BW-16D1HT but with a different compatible firmware (LG BH16NS40 svc40). The info is strewn all over the net on how to low-level format your drive. I mistakenly upgraded my v1.01 to an incompatible v3.03 (despite the model being the same), it turns out that my drive was an older model not compatible with the 3.03 upgrade for newer same models. As I was in a hurry to upgrade, i didn't backup the original firmware. The firmware upgrade v3.03 was success, but the drive couldn't read any disc anymore after that.

So now, my ODD drive was useless, no thanks to asus for being stupid and naming different drives with the same model number sheesh.

These are the steps you need to take that worked for me in reviving that now useless drive.

Requirements:
- computer where bios settings for sata can be in IDE mode or AHCI mode.
- flash drive 4gb to store the dos OS (not windows) to boot from
- dosflash here --> download/file.php?id=1909
- firmware here --> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zrqpeA ... Qtq3d/view
- rufus (i used 3.10) but i think any 2.0+ version will do

Steps:
1) make a flash bootable drive using rufus. Select Freedos as the boot OS.
2) copy dosflash into a new directory named "dosflash". copy also the firmware.bin
3) these are the commands needed to work with dosflash
a) DOSFLASH R F0D0 1 A0 2 0 20 "origFlash.bin" 0
- R is for reading the drive and saving the firmware to the specified ile "origFlash.bin"
b) DOSFLASH E F0D0 1 A0 2 0 20 C7 0
- E is for erasing the internal flash, if this is not done, error will show up saying status in not correct
c) DOSFLASH W F0D0 1 A0 2 0 20 "firmware.bin" 0
- W is for writing "firmware.bin" to the ODD drive
4) Make sure you connect the non-working drive to your motherboard's SATA ports or it will not work. to detect which HEX port your ODD drive to flash is, F0D0 is 2nd sata drive in my system. F0B0 is the 1st sata drive.
5) first reboot the machine and go into bios. set the sata mode to IDE. and set it to boot to USB drive as first option. save it and exit.
6) put in your newly made flash drive into the USB and reboot the machine. it should boot to a dos command prompt and not windows of any sort. the c:\ command prompt should show up now and go inside the subdirectory "dosflash" where dosflash.exe and firmware.bin is located.
7) at the command prompt, test if the drive port is correct by reading the ODD bios first using the R command
- c:\> DOSFLASH R F0D0 1 A0 2 0 20 "origFlash.bin" 0
8 ) it will error out if F0D0 is not the one your ODD drive is connected to. change it to F0B0 and run it again
- c:\> DOSFLASH R F0B0 1 A0 2 0 20 "origFlash.bin" 0
9) if it is successful, you can now proceed in Erasing and Writing to your "non-working" ODD drive
10) Erase command first using either F0D0 or F0B0 (whichever port was successful in your case)
- c:\> DOSFLASH E F0D0 1 A0 2 0 20 C7 0
11) Write command using either F0D0 or F0B0 (whichever port was successful in your case)
- c:\> DOSFLASH W F0D0 1 A0 2 0 20 "firmware.bin" 0
12) after successful flash, reboot the machine and go into bios again and set the SATA to use AHCI mode, then set the usb to a lower priority boot.

the firmware is BH16NS40 svc 40 1.03-A0 from a LG ODD drive. This is the one that revived my Asus BW-16D1HT drive. below link is to the original v1.01 of asus BW-16D1HT which may work for others

https://club.myce.com/uploads/short-url ... 2Pj2Yc.zip

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