Back to the Future won't read on my ASUS drive

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riprunn
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Back to the Future won't read on my ASUS drive

Post by riprunn » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:26 pm

Anyone else having an issue with this? I'll have some discs that just won't read in my drive. I bought one box set, and disc 1 wouldn't read. I exchanged it for another, checked the disc for any imperfections, and it still won't read at all in the drive. Am I missing something.

I do have the latest version, but that still shouldn't stop it from reading the disc at an OS level.

riprunn
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Re: Back to the Future won't read on my ASUS drive

Post by riprunn » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:33 pm

Quick addendum: BttF 1 and 2 UHD discs won't read, but part 3 will.

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Re: Back to the Future won't read on my ASUS drive

Post by st4evr » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:22 pm

We need a little more information aside from “it does read” to try and better advise.

Any error(s) returned by MakeMKV and/or its error log? If so, can you post them here?

Is it just returning a “no disc inserted” warning?

Has this drive been previously flashed to any other firmware?

Can you post your drive info as returned by the MakeMKV app?
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Re: Back to the Future won't read on my ASUS drive

Post by Trickyd-1 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:51 pm

Yes I had major issues.

With my BTTF3 disc I had to use BH16NS60 1.02 MK firmware and I had to remove the speed control 0=99 in the registry.
BTTF 1 & 2 read OK with speed control 0=99 but I had to power down the drive inbetween discs or the drive would make chugging noises and lock up.
I also had the same problem with the Harry Potter collection.
Cleaning the discs made no difference.

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Re: Back to the Future won't read on my ASUS drive

Post by riprunn » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:11 pm

ASUS BW-16D1HT running the 3.02 firmware. I've been ripping UHD disks for a while with this drive.

The drive doesn't see the disc at all. Make MKV will show that's trying to load a disc, and then eventually just says no disc inserted. This is also on the OS side as well.

BttF 3 reads just fine. It shows up at the OS level and in Make MKV.

It has not been flashed to any other firmware since I purchased it and did the Flash down to the friendly version.

Drive Information
OS device name: E:
Manufacturer: ASUS
Product: BW-16D1HT
Revision: 3.02
Serial number: KEHI6JE4555
Firmware date: 2117-11-24 14:13
Bus encryption flags: 1F
Highest AACS version: 76

LibreDrive Information
Status: Enabled
Drive platform: MT1959
Firmware type: Original (unpatched)
Firmware version: 3.02
DVD all regions: Yes
BD raw data read: Yes
BD raw metadata read: Yes
Unrestricted read speed: Yes

No disc inserted

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Re: Back to the Future won't read on my ASUS drive

Post by riprunn » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:16 pm

Trickyd-1 wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:51 pm
Yes I had major issues.

With my BTTF3 disc I had to use BH16NS60 1.02 MK firmware and I had to remove the speed control 0=99 in the registry.
BTTF 1 & 2 read OK with speed control 0=99 but I had to power down the drive inbetween discs or the drive would make chugging noises and lock up.
I also had the same problem with the Harry Potter collection.
Cleaning the discs made no difference.
Where in the reg is this?

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Re: Back to the Future won't read on my ASUS drive

Post by st4evr » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:17 pm

The poster of this thread:

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 12&t=23467

Links to a Youtube video. Towards the end of that video MakeMKV returns information in the bottom pane regarding the disc.

Are you getting that same or similar output on your end?

Or does it not get that far at all?

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Re: Back to the Future won't read on my ASUS drive

Post by Trickyd-1 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:42 pm

riprunn wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:16 pm
Trickyd-1 wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:51 pm
Yes I had major issues.

With my BTTF3 disc I had to use BH16NS60 1.02 MK firmware and I had to remove the speed control 0=99 in the registry.
BTTF 1 & 2 read OK with speed control 0=99 but I had to power down the drive inbetween discs or the drive would make chugging noises and lock up.
I also had the same problem with the Harry Potter collection.
Cleaning the discs made no difference.
Where in the reg is this?
Chances are you've not set any speed commands if you don't know. Its under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MakeMKV
I would try a crossflash to LG BH16NS60 1.02mk and see if you can see the disc. you can always flash back to what you had using the Asus flasher and latest firmware pack.

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Re: Back to the Future won't read on my ASUS drive

Post by riprunn » Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:12 am

st4evr wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:17 pm
The poster of this thread:

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 12&t=23467

Links to a Youtube video. Towards the end of that video MakeMKV returns information in the bottom pane regarding the disc.

Are you getting that same or similar output on your end?

Or does it not get that far at all?
It doesn't even get that far. Just straight up says No Disc, as if nothing is in the drive at all.

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Re: Back to the Future won't read on my ASUS drive

Post by riprunn » Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:43 am

Here is a video of what happens when I insert BttF 1 UHD.

https://youtu.be/lzM2aKOpz-U

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Re: Back to the Future won't read on my ASUS drive

Post by brownSys » Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:51 am

Probably doesn't need to be said but make sure you right click and select "run as administrator" when opening MakeMKV.

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Re: Back to the Future won't read on my ASUS drive

Post by riprunn » Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:55 am

brownSys wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:51 am
Probably doesn't need to be said but make sure you right click and select "run as administrator" when opening MakeMKV.
Never needed to do this before, but I have for this.

Also, it's not just Make MKV. It's not reading the disc at all or registering at the OS level for Parts 1 and 2. Part 3 reads and registers in the OS and Make MKV just fine.

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Re: Back to the Future won't read on my ASUS drive

Post by jonghotti » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:17 am

It’s times like this where you need an LG drive to try them in. Reflashing the ASUS wouldn’t hurt I suppose but I’m guessing it’s the usual “first run of a new release resulting in a lot of QC issues”.


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Re: Back to the Future won't read on my ASUS drive

Post by Fearless Leader » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:12 pm

I have an ASUS drive that I'd previous flashed to the LG firmware, per the instructions on this site.

I had the same problem. I tried Bttf 1 multiple times and it wouldn't read.

I downgraded to 15.2, and I'm suddenly able to read the disc now. Not sure if this is just coincidence though.

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Re: Back to the Future won't read on my ASUS drive

Post by DeadPixel » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:19 pm

Had the same issue here but with BTTF 2. Tried downgrading and that did not work. Finally got it to read by removing the speed control (0=99) in the registry.

I assume I'm correct in thinking that as long as it ends with success then its been read correctly and I can just take note of any read errors in the log?

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