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WH16NS40 Firmware 1.03

Downloaded latest Firmware for DVD-Burner WH16NS40 firmware 1,03 . It will not flash says drive may be in abnormal state.

WH16NS40 Firmware 1.03

Posted on 2018-08-21 02:06:02 Burners & Drives Vote Up0Vote Down
Downloaded latest Firmware for DVD-Burner WH16NS40 firmware 1,03 . It will not flash says drive may be in abnormal state. All the other firmware install no problem.
ElGee4Me

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    RE: WH16NS40 Firmware 1.03

    Posted on 2018-08-21 19:08:03 Vote Up10Vote Down
    Just talked to technical support. The 1.03 firmware is designed to fix a problem for users who are having problems accessing the drive. If the install routine recognizes the drive, then it doesn't install the firmware. In essence, it is not an updated firmware upgrade and not needed if you are not experiencing any problems with the drive. I told them they need to document this situation as it is really confusing.
    RyanElGee4Me

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    RE: WH16NS40 Firmware 1.03

    JackJonesJackJones Member
    Posted on 2018-08-21 07:06:11 Vote Up5Vote Down
    I also attempted to update to Firmware 1.03 to my LG WH16NS40 BLU Ray Writer and received the same identical error. Has anyone been able to install the update successfully?
    ElGee4Me
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    RE: WH16NS40 Firmware 1.03

    RyanRyan Administrator
    Posted on 2018-08-21 20:05:26 Vote Up5Vote Down
    Thanks for sharing your outcome @JackJones !
    ElGee4Me
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    RE: WH16NS40 Firmware 1.03

    ElGee4MeElGee4Me Member
    Posted on 2018-09-17 09:51:33 edited September 2018 Vote Up10Vote Down
    DEADCIRCUIT, JackJones: I'm having a similar issue with my WH16NS40 drive.

    About 2 weeks ago, my WH16NS40 stopped recognizing blu-ray discs.  I've owned it for a couple of years and this is the first time there's been a problem.  Now when you insert a BRD, nothing happens.  The drive doesn't spin up @ all and just sits there.

    I've tried all the solutions I could find, ones found here on the LG Community site and on the web.  I tried flashing the F/W.  Getting the same error message as the both of you.  Here's what's frustrating: The drive is 100% recognized in my Windows 10 Pro 64-bit system @ Device Manager, etc., *AND* it's still able to read/play DVD's.  The problem is only with blu-ray discs = ?@#$%!.  The only idea I have about it is that a Windows Update, which took place around that time, *might* have broken something, but I haven't been able to confirm this.

    Either of you having issues with just blu-ray discs, while DVD's are fine?

    In total I own 2 drives, the other is a WH14NS40.  That one came with F/W v1.03 installed so everything's hunky dory.

    So I ask again for all of us: LG Community Administrator Ryan: What is the solution to this particular error message?  I agree with JackJones that the answer given to him is confusing, to say the least.

    I would really like to know if there's a way to factory reset this drive.

    Need my blu-ray discs recognized again, else this drive is useless.

    Thanks in advance.


    jonghottipike513
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    RE: WH16NS40 Firmware 1.03

    jonghottijonghotti Member
    Posted on 2018-09-18 20:59:55 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Don't ever update the firmware in a WH16NS40 to 1.03 please.

    1.02 firmware is excellent firmware and should never be updated in the WH16NS40, BH16NS40, basically any drive build in 2016, 2017 that has a service code of NS50 on the lower right hand corner of the sticker on the unit.

    Please don't do it.

    email me if you'd like to discuss. alexcoluzzi32@gmail.com



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    RE: WH16NS40 Firmware 1.03

    jonghottijonghotti Member
    Posted on 2018-12-13 04:29:22 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I am able to correct this condition and install the update. Please email me at alexcoluzzi32@gmail.com. I'm not joking either.
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    RE: WH16NS40 Firmware 1.03

    pike513pike513 Member
    Posted on 2019-02-14 02:11:42 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I am having the exact same issue.  My drive just stopped working as you have stated about December..I have tried new cables new power cables everything.  The drive was flawless and lightly used.  I tried updating the firmware and I get the same errors as you guys mentioned or it just hangs and never updstes.  I have also tried older versions of the firmware I am running 1.00.  HELP WHAT IS GOING ON HERE LG
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    RE: WH16NS40 Firmware 1.03

    jonghottijonghotti Member
    Posted on 2019-02-14 04:30:57 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I would be happy to take a look at your drive if you'd like to send it to me. I cannot believe the amount of Wh16NS40s that have 1.00. What is the date of manufacture on this drive?
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