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I sprayed windex on my ps2 slim lens how do i fix it

I sprayed Windex on my ps2 slim lens and now it red any thing at all even CD

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Try carefully cleaning the lens with Isopropyl alcohol on a Q-tip. Any film left behind from the "Windex" may have caused distortion, or refraction of the lazer. Worst case scenario is that you may have been too vigorous cleaning the lens, and it may be out of alignment now.

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