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Panasonic CX DP880N error E1 How do I clean the laser lens?

No matter what discs I put in I get the dirty disc error code. I assume it means the laser lens is dirty . How do I get access to clean it?

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If you mean it won't load from a game disc I've had this problem with mine. It was an older ps3 with a lot of hours on it. I would clean the laser lens with a q-tip and rubbing alcohol. When the lens gets too dirty it can't read the disc. I tried laser lens cleaning discs (I know they recommend not using them or touching the laser lens for that matter) they worked a couple of times but usually wouldn't. I had to disassemble my old 80gb or actually just open the case unplug 2 connections from the disc player and remove it. Then take the metal case off the disc player. DO NOT pop the disc player completely apart! The plastic gears in the drive and ejection system have to be in time. Not quite so easy to fix. With the metal case removed you can reach the lens or lenses (there are 2 one is for blue ray I believe) with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol to clean it. This worked for me at least a dozen times if not 2 dozen.
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You will probably have to disassemble the changer to access the laser lens. You can clean the lens with q-tips and rubbing alcohol. Be sure to be very gentle or you can scratch the lens which will ruin the lens.

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The code means "dirty or damaged disc". The PS3 has encountered some kind of problem reading the disc.

Possibly the laser could be having problems, possibly the disc.

Try another game disc. If it works, the game disc you are trying to start is somehow damaged.

If it doesn't, the laser most likely has a problem.

If the laser is the problem you can try and clean it with a DVD laser lens cleaner like this one :
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Innovera-CD-DVD-Laser-Lens-Cleaner/14915544

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Hello,

was the player reading discs before now? And how long have you been using this player?

I suspect that the laser (lens) of this player is weak, that's why it cannot load discs.

The symptoms is like that of a dirty or bad laser (lens).

Use a lens lens cleaner to clean the lens. But if that doesn't solve the problem, then it means you will have to replace the lens of your player completely, in order for it to play/read discs again.

Good luck.

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Hello,

how long have you been using the player. There is every tendency that the lens (laser) of your player is weak and that's why it cannot read or play DVDs.

The lens (laser) is what makes the player reads discs, and if the lens is weak/dirty, there is no way it can read or play disc.

Get a lens cleaner and use it to clean the lens, if that does not solve the problem, then its means, the lens needs to be changed completely.

Good luck.

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Common issues causing the dirty disc error are: dirty lenses, lasers wearing out over time, capacitors failing on the control board, grease on the rails the laser slides back and forth drying out, and using non pressed (burned) media that fades over time.

Sounds like you have tried cleaning the lens and I am assuming this is happening to all your media. So I would say that it probably needs to be replaced because lasers and other internals are not user serviceable. Especially when dvd players are so cheap now.

doesnt look like your alone by this post.

there are many lost cost options for replacement

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Assuming you've tried regular nonrecorded DVD discs, there are many things that can cause this:

Dirty or defective laser. (try a cleaning disc).
Disc not spinning.
Laser not moving on slide rail.

I would at least try cleaning the laser lens before giving up.

Hope that helps...

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Get a lens cleaning disc and try to clean the laser lens first. If that doesnt help, your going to need to have the unit serviced.

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