Two LG BH16NS55 dead within one week

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by Rathbone80, Oct 6, 2020.

  1. Rathbone80

    Rathbone80 Well-Known Member

    I had two original LG BH16NS55 drives with Original firmware 1.02 in two separate PCs. Both drives died within the last week almost at the same day. Coincidence? Has this happened to somebody else?
     
  2. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    Drive quality sucks these days. The sellers on makemkv forum have all run into problems with desktop drives lately with many defective. So no not unusual at all unfortunately.

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  3. Rathbone80

    Rathbone80 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Samuri. Unforttunately I don't have any natively UHD friendly drives left. Bought 2 Asus 12D2HT now which are usleess for UHD and AnyDVD. Only work with MakeMKV and Libredrive.
     
  4. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    I'm not too familiar with that drive. Can one of them be flashed to a UHD friendly firmware or no?
     
  5. coopervid

    coopervid Well-Known Member

    You should be able to cross-flash the drive to ASUS BW16D1HT Firmware 3.10 (mandatory version!). Then AnyDVD will work with it. You will lose the burner functionality. Therefore please don't flash both drives.

    You should also be able to flash then again ASUS 12D2HT if you neeed the burner functionality back but you will the again not be able to use AnyDVD with it.

    So I suggest to cross-flash just one and leave the other drive as is.
     
  6. Rathbone80

    Rathbone80 Well-Known Member

    Cool. Can you point me to the correct tools and firmware files please? DO I need DOsFlash?

    The modified Asus flasher doesn't work.
     
  7. coopervid

    coopervid Well-Known Member

  8. Rathbone80

    Rathbone80 Well-Known Member

  9. coopervid

    coopervid Well-Known Member

    SDFTool Flasher is relying and based on the installation of the newer versions of Makemkv. For this tool Makemkv has to be installed for it to work. But you can also use the ASUS flasher and load the firmwares from here:



    https://www.makemkv.com/download/mk-fir ... 200720.zip
     
  10. Rathbone80

    Rathbone80 Well-Known Member

    Still not working. I have the latest MakeMKV installed, Asus flasher and the MK pack. Asus flasher does not let me crossflash 12D2HT to anything else than another 12D2HT firmware.

    Is there a newer version of the Asus flasher? I have the one from July 2019.

    When I try to crossflash from 12D2HT 3.11MK to 16D1HT 3.10MK I am getting updating error #5.
     
  11. coopervid

    coopervid Well-Known Member

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    coopervid Well-Known Member

  13. MartyMcNuts

    MartyMcNuts Well-Known Member

    DO NOT use firmware other than 12D2HT for this drive. I've heard of multiple people cross-flashing to 16D1HT firmware and they are then stuck (and it also wasn't working for them!)

    The best firmware for this drive (which is only a BD reader (no BD write function) but the way) is 12D2HT 3.11-MK. This will keep everything the same but enable libredrive which works for UHD.
     
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