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Finding lense I've got some good advise about cleaning my lense on my DVD player with cotton swab. I'd like to know where exactly is the lense and how would I do this, and also I'm don't know what the IC is.

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If you've already cleaned the player with a good quality commercial DVD cleaning device then you have done just about all that a typical user can do short of taking it apart. I just had a real nice DVD player die last weekend and was surprised to be able to pickup a fairly decent DVD player/recorder for under $80. I also noted that a basic DVD player (also played audio CDs) started at $30. On the one hand the old one cost over $150 a few years ago and I hated to just give up on it, but for $80 I got a new unit that recorded and had one year warranty. Had I taken it to a repair shop it would have cost at least $40 with no guarantee other than 30 or 90 days. Have you considered just tossing the old one and purchasing a new one?

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To find the laser remove the cover, with the dvd tray open. now you may have to remove the piece of plastic that covers the dvd when it plays. below that is your laser. the lense itself is about the size of a pencle & clear plastic. cleaniong the laser with a swab is a lot better that relying on those lens cleaning kit you can get. as for the ic i don't know what you mean? good luck.

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If your unit has some time on it it probably has a dirty lense on the laser assembly. This isn't difficult to clean but you must exercise care not to damage any components of the laser assembly.

Unplug the unit. Remove the top cover. If the disc drive has a cover, remove it. You should see the lense, which looks like a fish eye, looking up at you. The lense is mounted on a set of springs and will move around as you clean it. This is normal but do not apply anymore pressure than necessary.

The alcohol will do the work loosening the dirt. Using 200 proof grain alcohol, and commercial grade, lint free, cotton swabs, (available from any electronic parts supplier, here is an example ), moisten swab and gently touch the lense while rotating the swab head.

Use a dry swab after the wet one to remove the loosened dirt. Blow dry the assembly with canned air, also available at MCM. Reassemble unit and you should have a working player.

In the unfortunate chance that you still are not reading discs you could have a defective or weak laser assembly. This would have to be replaced with a new unit. I hope this has helped you.
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