Looking for ready-to-use Asus BW-16D1HT or flash-service

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OPTiX
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Looking for ready-to-use Asus BW-16D1HT or flash-service

Post by OPTiX » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:11 am

Hi!

I'm all new to the whole topic of accessing movies on Bluray discs.
I was looking into copying one of my favorite UHD movies from disc onto my PC, however sadly I've stumbled into issues left and right :P (I know I know, you've had this so often already).

I got myself a Asus BW-16D1HT from Amazon and tried getting it to read my UHD disc. As lucky as I am, it's running the newest (?) firmware 3.03 and thus won't detect any UHD drive I put into it.
I tried flashing the firmware to a "compatible" firmware version, however turns out my mainboard doesn't support IDE anymore, so I can't flash it myself.

Before I re-buy the same disc drive over and over again at different places to find one with a older firmware or me somehow managing the flashing process, I thought it'd be easier like this:
Out of desperation I'm looking for someone that could either sell me a Asus BW-16D1HT with the correct firmware on it so it's ready-to-use or someone who I could ship my drive to and have it be downgraded. Obviously I'm ready to pay for this service as I know everyone's time is a valuable asset :D
Simply to keep shipping costs low I'd definitely prefer someone from the EU (I am from Germany).

Best regards,
Ryan

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Re: Looking for ready-to-use Asus BW-16D1HT or flash-service

Post by BlueMac77 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:26 am

OPTiX wrote:Hi!

I'm all new to the whole topic of accessing movies on Bluray discs.
I was looking into copying one of my favorite UHD movies from disc onto my PC, however sadly I've stumbled into issues left and right :P (I know I know, you've had this so often already).

I got myself a Asus BW-16D1HT from Amazon and tried getting it to read my UHD disc. As lucky as I am, it's running the newest (?) firmware 3.03 and thus won't detect any UHD drive I put into it.
I tried flashing the firmware to a "compatible" firmware version, however turns out my mainboard doesn't support IDE anymore, so I can't flash it myself.

Before I re-buy the same disc drive over and over again at different places to find one with a older firmware or me somehow managing the flashing process, I thought it'd be easier like this:
Out of desperation I'm looking for someone that could either sell me a Asus BW-16D1HT with the correct firmware on it so it's ready-to-use or someone who I could ship my drive to and have it be downgraded. Obviously I'm ready to pay for this service as I know everyone's time is a valuable asset :D
Simply to keep shipping costs low I'd definitely prefer someone from the EU (I am from Germany).

Best regards,
Ryan
Hi Ryan. You can get in touch with this member for downgrading the firmware or buying a ready-to-use Asus BW-16D1HT for UHD here at https://www.makemkv.com/forum2/viewtopi ... 16&t=17781
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OPTiX
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Re: Looking for ready-to-use Asus BW-16D1HT or flash-service

Post by OPTiX » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:50 am

Thanks for your response :)

I've actually gotten in contact with that forum user but sadly the shipping alone adds so much costs that I'm collecting alternatives first :P.

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Re: Looking for ready-to-use Asus BW-16D1HT or flash-service

Post by BlueMac77 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:07 pm

Sorry to hear that the shipping cost was expensive. I was assuming the cost to ship to Germany would be acceptable. Hope you would be able to find alternate solutions.
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Re: Looking for ready-to-use Asus BW-16D1HT or flash-service

Post by jonghotti » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:14 am

We'll work it out, no worries.

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