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Xbox 360 can you use a laser lens cleaner on an xbox 360

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  • ak1drummer Mar 15, 2008

    my sons Xbox 360 stopped playing games , there are no red rings of death. he will put in a game and it won't read it? anyone ever have the same problem? or any clues how to repair it ... thanks for any help , as my 10 year old is crushed.



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I don't see why not, you can buy a special CD that you can use to clean the laser

Posted on Nov 21, 2007

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It depends if their is a ring that looks like a big scrath around the disk then the disk wont work but i have cleaned my **** before with a cd cleaner and nothing bad happened.

Posted on May 05, 2008


If your ok with voiding (or whatever) the warranty, you can open it up and try cleaning the lens by gently passing a dry/very dry cotton swab over it. Might work im not sure, but whatever

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

I used i laser cleaner disk to clean it...a phillips one as i know its good quality

Posted on Dec 13, 2007

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It says in the manual NOT to use a cd cleaner...

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

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It will start reading then it stops

Clean the disc and clean the laser lens in the Xbox with a laser lens cleaning kit.

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Your laser is most likely going bad. I repair game systems as one of my jobs, and that is one of the most common, easiest to replace, and one of the cheapest things to go wrong with a 360.

You may be able to clean off the lens, (If your not able to either replace it yourself, or have it replaced.) but to do it properly requires just about as much work as it does to replace the laser. You can try just giving a few quick bursts with a can of compressed air, but thats the only hope of doing anything without taking apart the Xbox.

***DO NOT use alcohol or one of those DVD Lens Cleaners!! The alcohol will remove the finish off the laser, and you'll only damage it faster. The Lens Cleaner, (With the little brushes) will only scratch up the lens more!***

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My Xbox 360 Won't read, not one disk.

Lens cleaners don't work very well . they tend to smear the
dust and dirt around in side the drive.

I have yet to find a dirty laser in an xbox 360 . This is
due to the high rpm of the drive sweeps most dust
away from the lens

It is more likely the laser is weak or dead .
The cost for a replacement is around 80.00 . 35.00 if you do
it yourself . feel free to email me if you have any questions.


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Do I need to clean the laser lens manually or replace something

Lens cleaners are too abrasive and do not work properly. to clean your laser it is best to strip down your 360, remove the dvd drive top cover and get a cotton earbud, spit on it and then very carefully with a clockwise rotating motion clean the lens this way. you may also need to re-align the laser to read 280-300 ohms as by the sound of it the laser might be set too high. we can offer a repair or if you want to have a go just pm us and we will try to help you step by step.

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