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.
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.
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.
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.