ASUS BW-16D1HT 1.01 - can't update firmware

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mizu_ger
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ASUS BW-16D1HT 1.01 - can't update firmware

Post by mizu_ger » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:24 pm

I just got an Asus BW-16D1HT. The firmware version is 1.01 (see makemkv display data below). The drive will not read UHD disks. The light will flash and the UHD disk spins up/down a few times and the drive just goes silent. Makemkv doesn't register anything happening (except for the drive drawer opening and closing). It will read standard blu-ray fine.

I tried to update the firmware to 3.02 using the Asus FW Update (from here: https://www.asus.com/ie/Optical-Drives- ... _Download/), but the updater just tells me that the drive is up to date ("Your optical drive firmare is up to date").

I am a bit confused. How can the 3.02 updater tell me the drive is up to date if the FW is 1.01? Is there something I am missing. Could the drive be defective?

Manufacturer: ASUS
Product: BW-16D1HT
Revision: 1.01
Firmware date: 2113-02-05 19:30:
Bus encryption flags: 1F
Highest AACS version: 63

st4evr
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Re: ASUS BW-16D1HT 1.01 - can't update firmware

Post by st4evr » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:39 pm

Read the posts located here by member "jpsdr":

https://www.makemkv.com/forum2/viewtopi ... 015#p61316

He explains his findings regarding this type of drive. You have an older version of the Asus BW-16D1HT drive. It is NOT a UHD friendly version of the drive.

Newer Asus BW-16D1HT drives come with different firmware.

mizu_ger
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Re: ASUS BW-16D1HT 1.01 - can't update firmware

Post by mizu_ger » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:56 pm

That's unfortunate! !

I'll try to exchange the drive for another.

Thanks for the information.

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