Sometimes it becomes necessary to clean the lens of your CD/DVD/BR
player. The symptoms indicating it needs a good clean is that it won't
play your discs or that playback is jerky.
There are two ways to do this
#1 Lens cleaning Kit
- Lens Cleaning Kit
- Manually Cleaning The Lens
cleaning discs are very convenient and effective when used often. It is
recommended you clean your lens with a cleaner once a month.
You can buy these kits at any department or electronics store and they cost about $5-$10.
kit consist of a disc fitted with soft brushes and sometimes a cleaning
solution. You just play the disc in the device for a few minuets and
that's it.#2 Manually Cleaning The Lens
lens cleaning kits work okay , but sometimes it is not enough to get
the lens clean. This is when you would clean the lens manually.
: Remember to disconnect the power supply before removing the outer
case and do not touch any electrical component even after the power is
You will need :
- Q-tip x2
- Isopropyl Alcohol , Lens Cleaner or Nail Varnish Remover.
- Philips and/or Flat Screwdriver
DVD/CD/BR devices are opened the same way. Normally , with computer
drives , the cover is fastened with 6-8 screws on the bottom of the
With DVD/CD/BR players , the cover is normally fastened with multiple screws on the sides , back and under the unit.
With Portable players , it will not be necessary to remove the cover as the lens is visible without disassembly.
When the device is open and you can see the disc tray , you will need to open the tray in most cases to gain access to the lens.
ON PC DEVICE : Push a pin into the release hole on the front of the drive and move the tray out from the inside.
ON PLAYER DEVICE : Plug in the power , eject the tray with the remote and plug the unit out when the tray is extended.
Now you should see the DVD/CD/BR lens in the unit which looks like this :
, take a Q-tip and dip it slightly in your cleaning solution of choice.
Very gently rub the q-tip in a circular motion over the lens being
careful not to put pressure on the lens. Let the q-tip just rest on
Now take the second Q-tip and pull at the cotton
tip to loosen the fibers. Now also in circular motions , dry the lens
gently. Make sure that none of the cotton strands stayed behind on the
lens and then close up the drive.
And that is the instructions on how to clean your DVD/CD/BR drive's lens.
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