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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:53 pm
by jonghotti
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:05 am
by robbydobby
So I have a BW-16D1HT that had the 1.01 firmware on it, have had the drive for 2+ years. I noticed that for a long time with MakeMKV that if I rebooted the computer after it was installed it would give an error saying no drive found. To get it to work again I would have to uninstall/reinstall to resolve the issue. I recently noticed that even if it shows the message that I was still able to use the program by telling it to open file.

I recently tried updating the firmware and installed latest version from ASUS 3.03 after doing this and uninstalling and reinstalling MakeMKV it detected the drive but didn't detect a dvd that was previously used, also happens after going back to 3.00 from one of the links found. just wanted to see if anyone had noticed this issue before, is there a link to the old 1.01 version of the firmware? Thanks

Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:31 am
by jonghotti
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:04 pm
by st4evr
robbydobby wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:05 am
So I have a BW-16D1HT that had the 1.01 firmware on it, have had the drive for 2+ years. I noticed that for a long time with MakeMKV that if I rebooted the computer after it was installed it would give an error saying no drive found. To get it to work again I would have to uninstall/reinstall to resolve the issue. I recently noticed that even if it shows the message that I was still able to use the program by telling it to open file.

I recently tried updating the firmware and installed latest version from ASUS 3.03 after doing this and uninstalling and reinstalling MakeMKV it detected the drive but didn't detect a dvd that was previously used, also happens after going back to 3.00 from one of the links found. just wanted to see if anyone had noticed this issue before, is there a link to the old 1.01 version of the firmware? Thanks
Yeah well you didn’t read before you went off to do something like that and bricked your drive. Read this:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=17834

The same applies to you. In short, you improperly flashed an old drive with newer INCOMPATIBLE firmware.

Prior to flashing:

You are to always backup your old firmware or at least have a copy of the bin from the manufacturer ready.

You are to backup your old calibration data.

If you did none of that with that older drive then you may be closer to SOL then anything else with that drive now. Better off buying a new drive.

Around here I have only seen the newer firmware for the newer drives being shared (version 3.00+). You’ll most likely need to do some serious googling now if you want to find 3+ year old firmware for that drive.

Good luck.

Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:32 pm
by sepalod69
Hey,

I have a question regarding the FW. Is it still possible to buy a new
w recorder (for example at amazon) with the the "right" firmware?

Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:58 pm
by st4evr
sepalod69 wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:32 pm
Hey,

I have a question regarding the FW. Is it still possible to buy a new
w recorder (for example at amazon) with the the "right" firmware?
Yes, but at this point in the game it's a game of chance. There are still some in the wild, but most manufacturers/vendors are now selling patched up drives.

You'll have better luck here:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=17829

Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:30 am
by jonghotti
st4evr wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:58 pm
sepalod69 wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:32 pm
Hey,

I have a question regarding the FW. Is it still possible to buy a new
w recorder (for example at amazon) with the the "right" firmware?
You'll have better luck here:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=17829
100% guaranteed you’ll get lucky! We’re a sure thing.

Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:39 pm
by sepalod69
jonghotti wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:30 am
st4evr wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:58 pm
sepalod69 wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:32 pm
Hey,

I have a question regarding the FW. Is it still possible to buy a new
w recorder (for example at amazon) with the the "right" firmware?
You'll have better luck here:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=17829
100% guaranteed you’ll get lucky! We’re a sure thing.
I believe you absolutely, but I'm from germany. So sending the Drive might be quite expensive.
May be it's better to flash the drive by my own? No clue. Is it difficult? What does I have to do?

Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:44 pm
by d00zah
sepalod69 wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:39 pm
I believe you absolutely, but I'm from germany. So sending the Drive might be quite expensive.
May be it's better to flash the drive by my own? No clue. Is it difficult? What does I have to do?
VERY detailed instructions:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=17058#p60312

Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:58 pm
by DPyro
Just got a Asus BW-16D1HT with 3.03 firmware and managed to downgrade to 3.01. I didn't see 3.02 in the clean firmware's file and am wondering if I should bother upgrading to it. What is the difference between 3.01 and 3.02?

Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:01 pm
by d00zah
DPyro wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:58 pm
Just got a Asus BW-16D1HT with 3.03 firmware and managed to downgrade to 3.01. I didn't see 3.02 in the clean firmware's file and am wondering if I should bother upgrading to it. What is the difference between 3.01 and 3.02?
Probably easiest to consult ASUS F/W release notes?

Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:08 pm
by DPyro
d00zah wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:01 pm
Probably easiest to consult ASUS F/W release notes?
Where would I find those?

Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:11 pm
by d00zah
DPyro wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:08 pm
d00zah wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:01 pm
Probably easiest to consult ASUS F/W release notes?
Where would I find those?
ASUS support site... usually provided with the actual F/W downloads.

Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:22 pm
by DPyro
It only shows the newest version and a very old version with no change log. BTW I found this site which has a new tool, and according to google translate can unbrick?

Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:38 pm
by d00zah
Hmm... engineering releases ain't what they used to be. Even F/W archive sites don't offer 'em:

http://www.firmwarehq.com/Asus/BW-16D1HT/files.html

Possibly due to nature of these 'friendly' drives?