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Thank u for the suggestion. How to clean the laser of the CD/DVD drive. what are the equips needed?plz help. thank u

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The method for cleaning the lens of an optical drive depends on the type of drive. If it is a laptop drive, it is very easy. Simply open the drive and clean the lens gently with a q-tip and some rubbing alcohol. If the drive in question is a 5.25" desktop drive can be a little trickier. Fortunately several companies manufacture and sell lens cleaners for use with computer CD/DVD drives. These are CDs that have soft brushes on them. When you insert the disc into the drive, the disc spins and the brushes clean the lens. Sometimes you have to repeat the process more than once to get a very dirty lens clean. If you don't have one of these but you do have a can of compressed air, you can try opening the drive and sticking the little straw inside the drive and blowing it out. If the lens is covered in a sticky sort of film (like from cigarette smoke) you may have to remove it from the computer, remove the case from the drive, and use the q-tip method to directly access the lens. (**this WILL void any applicable warranty that you may have on the drive.) Before attempting this, make sure that it's simply a dirty lens problem and not a dirty or damaged disc (by trying several different CDs and DVDs), and also make sure that the drive's controller is functional by checking the Windows device manager (right click on "My Computer", select manage, then click "device manager") to be sure that the drive is listed. If the drive is not listed in the device manager, the lens is NOT the problem. Good Luck.

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*You can purchase a lens cleaner at any electronics retailer such as Best Buy or Radio Shack.

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