2015 LG WH14NS40

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willmore
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2015 LG WH14NS40

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I was reading the guide on how to install libredrive firmware and I have a clarification question on one or two points. My drive says it's LibreDrive compatable in MakeMKV BETA. The drive label reads:
Model: WH14NS40
2015 10 20
ROM VER: 1.00
Manufactured: OCTOBER 2015
SVC CODE: NS50

The guide says it needs to be post 2015 (is that after Jan 1 of 2016?) and the SVC CODE has to be NS50+ (does NS50+ mean literally "NS50+" or does it mean NS50 *or better*)?

Thank you for your help. Maybe I'm being overly pedantic and literal, but I prefer not to brick my drive. :)
Billycar11
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Re: 2015 LG WH14NS40

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Your ok leave the drive as is or you can flash it to WH16NS60.
But it should work as is.
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willmore
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Re: 2015 LG WH14NS40

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I guess I should mention that it's on the 1.05 firmware. Here's the output of MakeMKV:
Drive Information
OS device name: N:
Current profile: BD-ROM
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE WH14NS40
Revision: 1.05
Serial number: [REDACTED]
Firmware date: 2120-05-06 14:44
Bus encryption flags: 17
Highest AACS version: 28

LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible (with patched firmware)
Drive platform: MT1959
Harware support: Yes
Firmware support: No
Firmware type: Original (patched version available)
Firmware version: 1.05
DVD all regions: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw data read: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw metadata read: Possible (with patched firmware)
Unrestricted read speed: Possible (with patched firmware)

So, currently not supporting LibreDrive, but with the patched firmware it should. Sorry I didn't include this info, I didn't think to do it in the orginal post and I couldn't edit it as I'm new and it was under moderation. Sorry.
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Re: 2015 LG WH14NS40

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I see then just follow the guide.
Or get an automated flasher from me or marty
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willmore
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Re: 2015 LG WH14NS40

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Roger that. Thank you for the guidance!
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Re: 2015 LG WH14NS40

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Flash was successful using the gui tool. Now it's a WH16NS60 running v1.02-MK. MakeMKV sees it and is using libredrive mode. I set the speed with '0=00' for the drive in the registry. Let's see if it had a riplock. :) it got up to almost 8x before, so I'm thinking it wasn't locked at least on BD50.
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Re: 2015 LG WH14NS40

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Sunnydas1 wrote:
Sun Sep 11, 2022 1:45 pm
his one doesn't support UHD-BD discs... for the dozen that cares about playing UHD-BD movies on a PC which also requires 7th~10th gen intel cpus, due to DRM. (11th gen and onwards dropped support and cannot play 4k BD movies, AMD never supported it)
Yeah but makemkv gets you around all that if the drive is flashed that's the whole point we can do playback or ripping.
It may not be official but we can do it
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