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LG BH16NS40 1.05 Firmware Will Brick Your Drive

PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 8:59 pm
by Ian
I've been doing some media testing lately and was excited to see that, after years of no updates, LG had released the 1.05 firmware for the BH16NS40. Thinking that LG could release a new firmware without screwing it up, I went ahead and flashed my drive.

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This was a big mistake as it no longer recognizes any discs. I did some research online and I'm not alone. People have been complaining to LG about this problem since January and so far there is no fix.

http://lgcommunity.us.com/discussion/15 ... te-to-1-05

RIP BH16NS40. You've served me well for nearly 8 years.

Re: LG BH16NS40 1.05 Firmware Will Brick Your Drive

PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2021 8:28 pm
by Dartman
Guess I'm glad I haven't burned anything or updated mine in a long time. There's no way to recover it with one of the tools we used to always use?

Re: LG BH16NS40 1.05 Firmware Will Brick Your Drive

PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2021 10:57 pm
by Ian
Dartman wrote:Guess I'm glad I haven't burned anything or updated mine in a long time. There's no way to recover it with one of the tools we used to always use?


It looks like there might be but you have to boot into 32 bit Windows in IDE mode. I haven't had a chance to try it yet.

Re: LG BH16NS40 1.05 Firmware Will Brick Your Drive

PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2021 11:57 pm
by Dartman
Maybe it will work in 7 as well, haven't done any of it since I got mine to be able to rip 4k disks which it does, and burn them too.