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Old 06-24-2020, 01:59 PM   #61
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No idea whether it is related in any way, but this article from 2012 was posted in another forum: https://www.itnews.com.au/news/samsu...ot-loop-297710

Now, a hack would seem unlikely to be the cause if it requires local wifi access, especially since some people claim that their players weren't connected to the net. It does make you wonder if that fault was corrected though, and if not, could it somehow be triggered by something like a separate date related firmware bug?

I doesn't help the victims in any way, but I think it's interesting.
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Old 06-24-2020, 02:15 PM   #62
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I really am sorry about all of the problems that owners of Samsung disc players are experiencing. I sure hope that Samsung does right by each of you.
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Old 06-25-2020, 06:35 PM   #63
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So, does this effect the UBD models?
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Old 06-25-2020, 07:37 PM   #64
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My UBD-M8500 with latest firmware was unaffected.
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Old 06-25-2020, 07:49 PM   #65
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No idea whether it is related in any way, but this article from 2012 was posted in another forum: https://www.itnews.com.au/news/samsu...ot-loop-297710

Now, a hack would seem unlikely to be the cause if it requires local wifi access, especially since some people claim that their players weren't connected to the net. It does make you wonder if that fault was corrected though, and if not, could it somehow be triggered by something like a separate date related firmware bug?

I doesn't help the victims in any way, but I think it's interesting.
Are there many accounts of it happening without an internet connection? I only saw one, and that could simply be a coincidence
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Old 06-27-2020, 02:04 AM   #66
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So, does this effect the UBD models?
Mine is working just fine. I disconnected that ***** from the internet though real quick.
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Old 06-27-2020, 01:29 PM   #67
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Is there some kind of cover/plug thing that can be inserted into the internet connection cable port? Ive been thinking it might be an idea to glue something in to prevent it accidentally being connected to the Internet in future
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Old 06-27-2020, 02:20 PM   #68
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Is there some kind of cover/plug thing that can be inserted into the internet connection cable port? Ive been thinking it might be an idea to glue something in to prevent it accidentally being connected to the Internet in future
I think you should be more worried as to how you can accidentally plug something in!

But you could cut the lead of a spare Ethernet cable near the connector and use that as a safety measure.
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Old 06-27-2020, 07:16 PM   #69
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I didnít really expect anything different, but just to be thorough I checked mine today, still a brick. I think that all players that caught this virus are permabricked. Somebody prove me wrong, please!
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Old 06-27-2020, 09:07 PM   #70
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Still waiting on some kind of announcement from samsung i guess. That would be starting point. However I'm not sure how the players could be saved given how they're stuck in start loop. That makes me think that is the result of some kind of cyberattack. Happening so soon after the ssl expired, and an error that kills the machine entirely. It's all the hallmarks of a hacker/virus
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Old 06-27-2020, 11:45 PM   #71
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Mine is working just fine. I disconnected that ***** from the internet though real quick.
Not knowledgeable with this, how do you disconnect yours from the internet?
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Old 06-27-2020, 11:55 PM   #72
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Not knowledgeable with this, how do you disconnect yours from the internet?
Simply remove the Ethernet cable from the back - if there is one connected - and delete the WiFi information in your player. Then it will be disconnected. Disabling BD-LIVE is also a good idea, as that often introduces it's own issues.
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Old 06-28-2020, 12:08 AM   #73
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Not knowledgeable with this, how do you disconnect yours from the internet?
Well I had mine connected to WiFi so I just switched it over to wired and since there's no Ethernet cable running to it, no internet.
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Old 06-28-2020, 12:12 AM   #74
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Well I had mine connected to WiFi so I just switched it over to wired and since there's no Ethernet cable running to it, no internet.
Thanks. That's what I was looking for. Switched to wired (no cable connected) now just in case.
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Old 06-28-2020, 12:32 AM   #75
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I know you can disable BD-Live in the menu settings.
I know you can reset your player to factory settings ...
https://www.samsung.com/africa_en/su...ault-settings/

I don't know if you can disconnect the Wi-Fi from the internet.
By giving an incorrect password? Manually?

Some BR players are indisconnectable from the Internet (wirelessly).
Just unplug the power cord, and buy another player...from Sony for example, no Samsung.
I saw some very cool looking Sony BR players, very small too, for $60 on sale, the price of two 4K BR movies (new releases).

* With the unplugged bricked Samsung player just take it out of the rack (table, ...) and put it in the recycling trash bin for the next pick up recycling truck.

I think that's enough games from Samsung; we have learned our lessons over the years.
No need to re-mention them all. Time to move on and get on with a new brand.
Sony is still alive, Panasonic too, LG, Pioneer.
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Old 06-28-2020, 12:36 AM   #76
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Well I had mine connected to WiFi so I just switched it over to wired and since there's no Ethernet cable running to it, no internet.
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Thanks. That's what I was looking for. Switched to wired (no cable connected) now just in case.
Just like that and it worked? ...The Wi-Fi is automatically disconnected?
Wow, how come I didn't think of that...must be Coronavirus effect.
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Old 06-28-2020, 03:42 AM   #77
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Just like that and it worked? ...The Wi-Fi is automatically disconnected?
Wow, how come I didn't think of that...must be Coronavirus effect.
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Old 06-28-2020, 04:29 PM   #78
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Just like that and it worked? ...The Wi-Fi is automatically disconnected?
Wow, how come I didn't think of that...must be Coronavirus effect.
No. I have a 4K player which wasn't effected by this. However, just in case, I wanted to disconnect it from my internet as a preventative measure.
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Old 06-29-2020, 10:22 PM   #79
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I have two Samsung BR players, one in the living room (paired with a Samsung Smart TV) that is NOT connected to the internet in any way, wi-fi or Ethernet (it doesn't need to be), and it still works perfectly (for simply watching Blu-rays and DVDs). The other is in the bedroom which IS wi-fi connected (non-Smart JVC TV) that I also used for Netflix and YouTube...and it went completely KAPUT a week ago (the original poster's description is 100% accurate to my bedroom player). I will simply NEVER purchase a product from Samsung ever again until this is rectified. Meanwhile, I wait patiently for my LG replacement to arrive. This event is simply inexcusable. (Sad face emoji)

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Old 06-30-2020, 05:23 AM   #80
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I hope there isn't some class action lawsuits about this. It would be totally justified, but if everyone claims a piece, we'd all end up with 5 dollar checks. My player is only a few years old and had plenty of life left in it, at least physically playing discs. Despite it being a measly 60 bucks, I'd either want full reimbursement, or an entirely new player that wasn't bricked (or the potential of being bricked).
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