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LG GH22NS50 Bluebirds Removal Tool

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#51
majorwest

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This WILL NOT work on a Vista 64 machine. Confirmed via LG technical assistance, and my own personal experience. I was told by the techy that I would have to physically remove the drive from my pc and place it in a non-64 bit environment in order for the removal tool to work properly (which I am not going to do), or just live with it. Apparently, LG is not the innovative company that I had previously imagined, that they cannot calibrate a simple tool for use by ALL of their customers.


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gtwatson77459

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I bought the Lightscribe version of the LG GH22LS50 and wonder if the tool will work on my lightscribe version? Anybody try it out on a GH22LS50?

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I really appreciate this post. Thanks spiff!

I just purchased a new computer that came preloaded with Vista Ultimate x64 edition and found the Bluebirds being loaded with the LG GH22NS50 DVD drive with no disc in it.

Calling support for the place I got the system from didn’t help as they didn’t know what I was talking about and apparently were not aware of this. I’ve since alerted them to this post and they were thankful that I alerted them to this.

I read many replies that said they couldn’t get this to work on 64-bit Vista. It worked fine for me. Not sure why they couldn’t get it to work right. The only thing I can add is that I ran the firmware upgrade from TN00 to TN01 with the drive tray open, so that Bluebirds wasn’t showing.

I also didn’t install the Bluebirds software, so all I had to do was update the firmware and it’s now gone and the drive operates normally.

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gtwatson77459

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After looking around Newegg where I bought the drive I found the firmware update for the GH22LS50. For those that have this drive here is the link to the TL01 firmware:

http://www.lge.com/u...lCode=GH22LS50#

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So i didn't actually buy the drive myself but it came with my prebuilt. Ans i have updated it and removed the bluebird. But for some reason the drive will play DVD's fine, but when it comes to audio cd's it will play the first between 50 - 60 seconds of a song then it will skip through the rest of them like its almost spinning to fast? :blink: at least thats what i get out of it anyway.

Attached File  wtf..JPG   111.47KB   26 downloads

This picture is what it looks like when i import a cd... i get an "unavailable" time. When i tried it in Windows media player it said "my disc may be dirty." hmmm new cd's, and they are all dirty? thats real helpful, thanks microsoft.

Oh and a quick note, this is after I had already RMA'd the first one because thats what LG told me to do, so they sent me this new one that is doing the exact same thing. HELP!!!! :wacko:

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ivan.todorovich

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Uhm.. I think this solution doesn't work for me :(

I have the OEM version. And the firmware updater doesn't recognize my DVD-R. It doesn't allow me to upgrade the firmware.

Is there any other solution??? =( please.. I HATE bluebird !

Any solution to OEM owners?

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LG GH22NS50 Bluebirds Removal Tool

For those of you who may have bought this drive not knowing that there was some annoying software called "Bluebirds" embedded it the DVD-ROM drive that shows up when there is no disc and the drive is closed. There is a tool to disable it attached to this post, it is an offical tool from LG that isn't on their site ( I had to talk to a sales manager to get it ). When you run it it will not display any confermation dialog when it is finished. The tool only take a few seconds to run, then just open and close your drive and Bluebirds should be gone.

As for LG Electronics USA it seems they had no idea that this software was even included in these drives untill they made it into distribution.

Personally I think whoever green lighted this annoying piece of adware to be embedded into these drives should be promptly fired.

EDIT:
I have removed to the tool from this post because LG has posted an offical firmware update that removes the Bluebirds feature.

The firmware update can be found here, under the "Drivers & Software" tab.
http://www.lge.com/u...elCode=GH22NS50

New firmware (TN01) for only GH22NS50(Removed BuleBird Function)

Model:GH22NS50

Ver:TN01

-Removed BuleBird Function

EDIT:
Noticed a minor glitch with the firmware upgrade from LG, if you have the drive closed the firmware updater sees Bluebirds as a CD and won't run till you remove the disc. To get around this simply eject the drive tray and leave it open while the update runs.

Could you please put the tool back into the post. Because I don't to take risk to upgrade firmware for my drive.

Thanks anyway.

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Bugmenotz

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You saved my day. Worked under WIN 7 x64

Will this change stay forever or do I have to fix the drive every time if i install a new Operating System?

f*** LG!

#59
m0nk

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Thanks OP for the program. I unistalled the program, then I ran the tool and for good measure I deleted every reference of it in the registry. I dont see anything left.

Thanks

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Greenhorn

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Thank you very much spiff, for sharing that tool !


Best regards
Greenhorn

#61
saskgal

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Thank you very much for this removal tool! :thumbup

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specaraty

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thanks man ... cooool

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ilpauso

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thanks a lot for this tool!!

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shancse

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Hi i write the CD in bluebird with password...
If i used it in some other driver to open the CD it will shows error
how can i remove the password

Thanks

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stormlord

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Thanks for this,worked like a charm,finally got rid of that annoying bluebird which i didn't even want to begin with..nice one

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JamesA

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!!!NEED HELP!!!

I installed the TN01 Firmware pack from the LG site and now I cannot do anything with my burner other than read disks.
Does anyone have the bluebirds installation (better than nothing)!
Or is there an eaiser alternative (or something I have missed)
PLEASE HELP!!!

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zlost1

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thank you so much brother

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squinter1

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Thx been lookin for this, hope it works

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boverc

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worked like a charm, thx so much!

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igor55

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i just thought i'd tell you thanks for the fix!
i found this forum on google and had to join to download the fix, so here i am.


ROFL. Likewise... and judging by the number of posts made by previous posters (1), they did the same. Anyways, thank you very much to the OP. :thumbup

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jcpu

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I have a GH22LS50 so I did not try a firmware update caus I could not find any :no:

But I was lucky with your tool. Thank you sooooo much :thumbup !!!!

edit:
found another Link but did not try:
http://www.firmwareh...LS50/files.html

Edited by jcpu, 21 December 2009 - 07:31 AM.


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rfgarrett

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Let me add my thanks for this tool. It worked fine for me on Win7 x64: neither of the LG firmware updates mentioned 64 bit versions so I was reluctant to try them.

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The tool doesn't work at my system, I got a advice " Can't find the target drive" and it was no popssible to click on the UPDATE-Button. ( Windows 7-64)
Regards
Rolf

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LG GH22NS50 Bluebirds Removal Tool


EDIT:
A few people have requested the original tool and have had problems with the firmware update so I have attached the original Bluebirds Removal Tool to the post again.



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A Five Star Rating for Spiff !

Hey Spiff,
Any chance you can post BlueBird_SETTER_Silent.exe's MD5/SHA1 hash ?

I'm doubtfull LG will update their web site's *.exe with MD5/SHA1 values.
(They're still listing 0kb for the TN01 version!)

Thnks!

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Only the posted tool worked for me the others posted on LG's site just didn't THANKS SO MUCH BRO it's a shame Lg counters-down it's reputation by this issue, Nevertheless I still don't know if bluebirds was in anyway useful.
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