LG GH22NS50 Bluebirds Removal Tool
Posted 17 July 2009 - 02:47 AM
Posted 18 July 2009 - 04:13 PM
Posted 24 July 2009 - 06:15 PM
Posted 04 August 2009 - 07:58 PM
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 didnít help as they didnít know what I was talking about and apparently were not aware of this. Iíve since alerted them to this post and they were thankful that I alerted them to this.
I read many replies that said they couldnít get this to work on 64-bit Vista. It worked fine for me. Not sure why they couldnít 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 wasnít showing.
I also didnít install the Bluebirds software, so all I had to do was update the firmware and itís now gone and the drive operates normally.
Posted 04 August 2009 - 09:31 PM
Posted 19 August 2009 - 12:24 PM
Number of downloads: 25
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!!!!
Posted 21 August 2009 - 12:03 AM
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?
Posted 03 September 2009 - 08:34 PM
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.
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.
New firmware (TN01) for only GH22NS50(Removed BuleBird Function)
-Removed BuleBird Function
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.
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