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The LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray Writer

The LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray Writer

Hi everyone,

On Saturday, I received the LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray Writer Drive. This is my 3rd Blu-Ray writer and it will replace my LiteOn iHBS112 which was causing several bad burns. The other drive is the Panasonic UJ-260, which is a slim drive that burns discs successfully.

This drive is one of the cheapest Blu-Ray XL writers available on Amazon. It is also able to read and burn CDs and DVDs.

Here, we will see the drive unboxed and teared down.

Unboxing

The drive came in this simple box:

LG 14X Blu-Ray Writer WH14NS40 Box

There’s no branding. Just a box with the part number printed on a label.

Opening the box we see the drive:

LG 14X Blu-Ray Writer WH14NS40 Box Opened

Just the drive. No cables or software are included.

The drive is protected in bubble wrap:

LG 14X Blu-Ray Writer WH14NS40 Drive in bubble wrap

Also also comes inside a plastic bag:

LG 14X Blu-Ray Writer WH14NS40 Drive in Plastic Bag
LG 14X Blu-Ray Writer WH14NS40 Drive in Plastic Bag (Front)

Taking it off we see the drive itself:

LG 14X Blu-Ray Writer WH14NS40 Drive Front

Now, let’s take a look at the top, where we will find some useful information:

LG 14X Blu-Ray Writer WH14NS40 Drive Top

The drive is the WH14NS40, with SVC code NS50. It was manufactured on January 2020 and comes with firmware 1.04:

LG 14X Blu-Ray Writer WH14NS40 Drive Model, Firmware, and Manufacture Date

Finally, this is the drive with the tray opened:

LG 14X Blu-Ray Writer WH14NS40 Drive Tray Opened

Teardown

We will begin the teardown by removing the 4 screws on the bottom:

LG 14X Blu-Ray Writer WH14NS40 Drive Bottom

We can then remove the bottom cover:

LG 14X Blu-Ray Writer WH14NS40 Drive Bottom Opened

Let’s take a closer look at the drive chipset:

LG 14X Blu-Ray Writer WH14NS40 Drive Chipset
LG 14X Blu-Ray Writer WH14NS40 Drive Chipset

It is using a MediaTek MT1959HWDN chip.

Let’s now see the Eject Button, LED and Tray Motor board:

LG 14X Blu-Ray Writer WH14NS40 Drive Tray Motor Board

A look at the bottom tray mechanism:

LG 14X Blu-Ray Writer WH14NS40 Drive Internals

The internal tray loading mechanism and Optical Pickup Unit:

LG 14X Blu-Ray Writer WH14NS40 Drive Tray Internals

A closer look to the Optical Pickup Unit:

LG 14X Blu-Ray Writer WH14NS40 Drive Optical Pickup Unit

And finally, here’s how the drive looks in my Desktop PC:

LG 14X Blu-Ray Writer WH14NS40 Drive in the Desktop computer

Drive Summary

This Blu-Ray writer can be crossflashed to the WH16NS60 16x variant. In fact, that was the first thing I did.

The drive is identified as HL-DS-ST BD-RW WH16NS60.

Here is the drive capabilities according to ImgBurn:

So far, I was able to successfully burn a BD-R with media code RITEK-BR2-00 and a BD-R DL with media code RITEK-DR3-000. Both discs were burned with ImgBurn and verified successfully.

Look forward as I test Blu-Ray media with this drive!

Unboxing and installing the LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor

Unboxing and installing the LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor

Hi everyone,

In this post, I’ll show you my unboxing of my brand-new monitor, the LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor.

My main reason to get this monitor is related to productivity, as I like to use a lot of windows at a time and this monitor is actually the one I have at my work. It’s really a game changer when it comes to multitasking, as I can now place a window at a side and see all of the content while working on other stuff. Previously, with my standard 1080p monitor, I was feeling disconforted as I was switching between windows a lot.

Now, I’ll use this monitor as my main, and the 1080p for additional stuff, placing windows side by side so that I can work with more stuff at a time.

So, let’s get started!!!!

The box

The following are the front and two of the sides:

Inside the box

When we open the box, we see that it seems to have eveything well protected:

LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor - 5

It had a piece of paper letting us know how to handle the contents:

After removing the first piece, we see the monitor behind:

LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor - 8

After removing the LCD monitor, we see the other protecting foam:

LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor - 9

After removing the protecting foam, we see the monitor base, stand, and cable contents:

LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor - 10

Taking a closer look at the bag where the cables, software, and some papers are:

LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor - 11

Taking everything off the bag, we can see the cables, papers, and screws to mount the base to the monitor:

LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor - 12

The cables:

Power cord:

Inside the bag:

LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor - 13

Outside the bag:

LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor - 14

Transformer and monitor-end plug:

Inside the bag:

LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor - 15

Outside:

LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor - 16

HDMI Cable:

The panel:

So, here’s the monitor:

LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor - 19
It’s big and pretty!

The back of the monitor:

LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor - 20

And the connectors. It has 2 HDMI connectors, a DisplayPort connector, and a headphone jack:

LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor - 21

Let’s install the monitor stand!

The first step is to install this part of the stand:

LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor - 22

Attaching it:

LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor - 23

Attaching the screws:

LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor - 24

Now, we need to put the cover:

Next, we install the monitor base to the stand:

And that’s it!

Now, we’ll connect the cables:

The power cable on the back of the monitor:

LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor - 29

And plug-in the power cord to the transformer:

LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor - 30

The HDMI cable:

On the monitor:

LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor - 31

On the laptop:

LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor - 32

And It works!

And it looks gorgeous:

LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor - 33

We can see this monitor has a resolution of 2560×1080:

LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor - 34

Yup!

LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor - 35

It’s just perfect for multitasking!

LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor - 36

The final setup:

You can see the LG monitor is at the left, while the standard 1080p monitor is at the right. I really like this environment this way and I really look forward into improving my productivity:

LG 29UM68-P UltraWide IPS Monitor - 37

The monitor didn’t came with a DisplayPort cable, so I had to order it. We will see this cable in a later post.

You can get this monitor on Amazon here.

Hope you enjoyed this unboxing and the pictures!

Avantree Leaf Teardown – USB Bluetooth Transmitter with aptX Low Latency codec

Avantree Leaf Teardown – USB Bluetooth Transmitter with aptX Low Latency codec

Hi everyone,

Today, I’m sharing with you this simple teardown of the Avantree Leaf, which is a USB Bluetooth Transmitter with aptX Low Latency codec. See the Unboxing and Overview here!

I love opening products and finding out what’s inside of them, and then I’ll rebuild it to continue using it. Let’s find out what’s inside this USB Bluetooth Transmitter!

Avantree Leaf - 4

First, I’ll remove the green rubber protector from it:

Now, to take apart the plastic case, we can use a small (-) screwdriver to separate both ends of the case.

When we take one of the part, we will immediately see the Printed Circuit Board (PCB):

Avantree Leaf Teardown - 3

Now, we can take the Printed Circuit Board out:

Avantree Leaf Teardown - 4

The main chip is the one in the middle. This adapter makes use of a CSR8670 chip. You can read more of this chip here: http://www.csr.com/products/63/csr8670

This is the other side of the PCB:

Avantree Leaf Teardown - 5

And to conclude our Teardown, here is every part of this transmitter:

Avantree Leaf Teardown - 6

An yes, I’ve voided the warranty by doing this teardown XD. Hope you liked it!

You can get this adapter on Amazon here.