Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

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jonghotti
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by jonghotti » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:30 am

MartyMcNuts wrote:Billy, I think Alex is just pushing your buttons!!
No he’s not, he has no idea wtf you guys are talking about.
I’ve not changed a thing with my flashing setup since the day I made it, and that was months before this new stuff came into being. I wasn’t even aware there was a 1.01 for the official drives until very recently because I’ve had a stash of 1.00 WH16NS60s for a good 6 months when no one gave a shit about that drive. When I got my hands on a 1.01 i immediately downgraded it to 1.00 no sweat, same with BU40s and UH12NS40-these guys having a service code of NS40 which I thought meant flashing not possible.

It’s only a matter of time though before the next generation of optical drives appear and are locked down like Fort Knox against all this firmware hacking.
I’d stock up now on the drives....

CSmuggler
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by CSmuggler » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:35 pm

I gave a ASUS BW-16D1HT, with 3.01. It's worked fine with UHD, and other discs fine.

I haven't used it very much, perhaps two dozen discs have been in it since I purchased it about a year ago. (And downgraded the firmware.)

Now it seems to spin and eject any disc I put in it. I don't know what's changed, and fear a hardware failure.

Anyone have any ideas? I'm using it on a Mac with Mac OS Mojave. I did install the beta of Mac OS Catalina and now I've downgraded back to Mojave. It IS possible that it stopped working with the Catalina update, but that doesn't sound like something that would happen.

Again. Please, if you have any ideas, I'd love to know... (Prior to reporting it failing to ASUS, and likely getting a new one with an updated firmware.)

It closes the drawer, tries to read any disc, and then ejects the disc.

Help!

Thanks.

spl147
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by spl147 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:32 pm

CSmuggler wrote:I gave a ASUS BW-16D1HT, with 3.01. It's worked fine with UHD, and other discs fine.

I haven't used it very much, perhaps two dozen discs have been in it since I purchased it about a year ago. (And downgraded the firmware.)

Now it seems to spin and eject any disc I put in it. I don't know what's changed, and fear a hardware failure.

Anyone have any ideas? I'm using it on a Mac with Mac OS Mojave. I did install the beta of Mac OS Catalina and now I've downgraded back to Mojave. It IS possible that it stopped working with the Catalina update, but that doesn't sound like something that would happen.

Again. Please, if you have any ideas, I'd love to know... (Prior to reporting it failing to ASUS, and likely getting a new one with an updated firmware.)

It closes the drawer, tries to read any disc, and then ejects the disc.

Help!

Thanks.
You should flash the 3.10MK Firmware


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CSmuggler
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by CSmuggler » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:44 pm

I finally did the 3.10MK firmware update on the drive, and it still can't seem to read a disc.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!

ionblue
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by ionblue » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:59 pm

I bought an Asus BW-16D1HT in an enclosure and preflashed to 3.10MK due to some issues with another drive that I flashed myself. At first it worked great, but now it’s acting pretty finicky and I don’t know if it’s the drive, the enclosure, or something else.

I’ve had it fail on a 4K rip and then wouldn’t eject the disc without turning it off, unplugging it, and plugging it back in. While it was stuck both the drive and enclosure lights were flashing and it sounded like it was spinning or something.

I’ve also had it fail to spin up properly in MakeMKV resulting in having to exit MakeMKV and try again. Then it read it just fine.

Yesterday I had the above happen and then after a successful rip the drive was left with the lights flashing and having to go through the procedure above to get the disk out. And then I did another with no issues at all.

Anybody have any ideas?

Billycar11
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by Billycar11 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:38 pm

ionblue wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:59 pm
I bought an Asus BW-16D1HT in an enclosure and preflashed to 3.10MK due to some issues with another drive that I flashed myself. At first it worked great, but now it’s acting pretty finicky and I don’t know if it’s the drive, the enclosure, or something else.

I’ve had it fail on a 4K rip and then wouldn’t eject the disc without turning it off, unplugging it, and plugging it back in. While it was stuck both the drive and enclosure lights were flashing and it sounded like it was spinning or something.

I’ve also had it fail to spin up properly in MakeMKV resulting in having to exit MakeMKV and try again. Then it read it just fine.

Yesterday I had the above happen and then after a successful rip the drive was left with the lights flashing and having to go through the procedure above to get the disk out. And then I did another with no issues at all.

Anybody have any ideas?
Sleep bug
Rip and eject the disk within 2 mins of putting the disk in and within 2 mins of the rip finishing other wise the drive will be slow to eject but it will eject on its own it's just slower and sounds horrible

ionblue
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by ionblue » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:35 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:38 pm
ionblue wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:59 pm
I bought an Asus BW-16D1HT in an enclosure and preflashed to 3.10MK due to some issues with another drive that I flashed myself. At first it worked great, but now it’s acting pretty finicky and I don’t know if it’s the drive, the enclosure, or something else.

I’ve had it fail on a 4K rip and then wouldn’t eject the disc without turning it off, unplugging it, and plugging it back in. While it was stuck both the drive and enclosure lights were flashing and it sounded like it was spinning or something.

I’ve also had it fail to spin up properly in MakeMKV resulting in having to exit MakeMKV and try again. Then it read it just fine.

Yesterday I had the above happen and then after a successful rip the drive was left with the lights flashing and having to go through the procedure above to get the disk out. And then I did another with no issues at all.

Anybody have any ideas?
Sleep bug
Rip and eject the disk within 2 mins of putting the disk in and within 2 mins of the rip finishing other wise the drive will be slow to eject but it will eject on its own it's just slower and sounds horrible
Ah. Guess I missed that in my searching. I appreciate you letting me know. I’ll do my best to load and unload quickly! :D

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