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I have a Philips CDR-770 CD Recorder. When I insert a laser lens cleaner CD, the unit says there is no CD in the draw. I have tried 3 different manufacturers of laser lens cleaner CDs with the same results. It works fine with empty, unfinalized, & finalized CDs but not the lens cleaner CD. Is this a common problem with this model CD Recorder? Is there something that will work to clean the laser lens? Please let me know. Thanks.

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  • anthonytucce Jan 22, 2009

    If the lens needs to be replaced, why does the lens read and record all other CDs and functions properly except when a lens cleaner CD is inserted?

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If it works fine on finalized CDs, it's not the lens.
Instead of the "lens cleaning CD" try shooting a few shots of "Dust off" compressed CO2 style stuff into the player mechanism.
That will work better than the CD version cleaner

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I think your does not need to be cleaned. If you want anyway you can use a special lens cleaner or take it to a service shop to avoid any damage.

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1.You night put the CD cleaner upside down
2. Try to get genuine Philips CD Lens Cleaner ($6 at Walmart)
3. You can clean the lens with cotton swab and 50 % isopropyl alcohol (around $1 in Pharmacy) or laser lens clening liquid.
Good Luck

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

  • Grigory Zyryanov Jan 22, 2009

    Please tell me the differnce between Q-Tip and some Rubbing Alcohol

    and cotton swab and 50% isopropyl alcohol. I think they are the same

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Welcome to Fixya! You don't need a new Lens. This a Delicate Procedure But, You will need to get to the Lens whether you need to Disassemble the Unit or What. Get a Q-Tip and some Rubbing Alcohol and Clean the Lens and you should be just Fine.

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It seems that your lens needs to be replaced..

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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