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January 26, 2012 7:19:18 AM

I recently got a Sony bd 5300s-0B from newegg.

Since it was OEM it didn't come with drivers. Windows seems to have installed the drivers as it is recognized in the device manager. However it doesn't show up on the Computer screen where normal drives usually show.

I'm still surfing the web for a remedy. Any advice or a solution would be awesome.

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January 26, 2012 7:40:23 AM

open device manager and check if its there check for any ! and check the drives.

go to computer, right click and properties and on the left tab click device manager.
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January 26, 2012 7:46:23 AM

I've already done this. So far the device manager lists the bluray drive with the correct type. (Sony bd 5300s)
But when I go into it's properties menu it shows as a dvd player. This might be normal. I have no clue. The drivers it's installing are from 2006 and it will not find more up to date drivers.
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January 26, 2012 9:23:11 AM

Have you actually tried playing a Blu Ray disk in the drive?

If it works, then there's really no issue :) 

I'm pretty sure on my Win7 machine at home my Samsung Blu-Ray is listed as "BD-ROM Drive" from the My Computer screen though, not DVD.
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January 26, 2012 10:09:53 AM

Hi :) 

Playing a Blueray will be a problem anyway.... OEM drives usually dont come with software, so how are you planning on playing A blueray disc ??

For others reading this..OEM means for sytem builders like my company...NOT home builders..... a lot of people buy OEM parts and sometimes it comes back to bite them...this is one of those times...

All the best Brett :) 
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January 26, 2012 2:22:17 PM

Drivers can be downloaded from manufacturer website if necessary. To play back Blu Ray DVD's surely VLC or GOM player would work? Since they can both play back 1080p?

TS/MKV/M2TS are all supported by VLC as far as I know....

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January 26, 2012 2:27:43 PM

AdrianPerry said:
Drivers can be downloaded from manufacturer website if necessary. To play back Blu Ray DVD's surely VLC or GOM player would work? Since they can both play back 1080p?

TS/MKV/M2TS are all supported by VLC as far as I know....


Neither VLC nor GOM can play blu-rays. Blu-ray discs are encoded in the Mpeg4 H264 format, and not very many free players are able to play them.

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January 26, 2012 3:06:04 PM

Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

The CD drive or the DVD drive does not work as expected on a computer that you upgraded to Windows Vista
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929461

When you insert a CD or a DVD, Windows Vista may not recognize the disc
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939052

Your CD or DVD drive cannot read or write media - A Mr Fixit
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cd_dvd_drive_problems

CD/DVD drive does not appear in Windows Vista, or you receive this error during Windows Vista setup after booting from the DVD (AHCI)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952951

CD-R drive or CD-RW drive is not recognized as a recordable device
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316529/

Hardware devices not detected or not working - A Mr Fixit
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/hardware_device_problem...
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January 26, 2012 3:52:58 PM

^ Great listing of Links

Without the codecs, you can still check the drive. Insert a Blu-ray disk and Open (not Play). If you can see the files on the drive you are OK and just need to obtain the playing software.

Have not tried "shark007 codecs support blu-ray just install and you can play them in windows built in media player "

Bought two Blue-ray OEM players/DVDRW drives for my 2 Laptop - no software and 2 OEM Blu-ray writers for my two desktops - Both of these came with powerDVD ( I verified that the disk came with the OEM Versions.
I use PowerDVD and toral Theatre software which runs 50->100 bucks. So if shanky887614 's method works that would be a freebee

As to displayed drive type. At work so can only verify on my Laptop - it shows drive as a BD-ROM drive, I think my two desktops also Identify the drive as BD. Missed - what operating system, quessing windows 7.

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January 26, 2012 8:21:38 PM

Thanks for all the advice. I got it to work finally.

I had assumed it might be a bad sata wire. So I swapped with the hard drive in my system to test the wire and see if it worked. Suddenly they both started working. However my sata cords were at odd angles so I couldn't keep the case like that. So I swapped cords and sata ports on the motherboard. After I did that it stopped working again. I used different sata ports and nothing happened. I tried on a different computer aswell and nothing happened. I finally ended up getting it to work using the 3rd sata port on my motherboard. For some reason it will ONLY work with the third sata port. All the other ports work fine. I tested them with other drives. It's a very odd situation.
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