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Cleaning lens How to open up console to clean lens?

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    Evey time I put a disc in it brings up a message clean disc or restart the Xbox. It will only work 20% of the time.

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Dont open the console, it could damage it!!, just pop down to an electronic store and buy a lens cleaning cd, they are pretty cheap and they do the job very well!! its basically a cd with very fine brushes that is made to be used on lenses and doesnt scratch it whilst cleaning it!!!

hope this helps!!

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

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If you have one of the slim models that has the pop open lid, first thing to try would be cleaning the lens. Usually, I use either isp alcohol or windex and a cotton swab. Just dip the cotton swab in the cleaner and squeeze out the excess liquid. Then GENTLY rub it over the len and give it about 5 min to make sure it dries.

If it's one of the original fat ps2s you may want to try one of the commercial lens cleaning discs (though I haven't had much luck with disc based cleaners.)

If cleaning the lens doesn't resolve it, it's most likely the optical assembly (that houses the lens) has worn out or possibly even the spinning motor. In either case, it may be cheaper to purchase a used one than repair.

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Are the games original ?
Have you tried cleaning the lens ?

Chances are the lens is eighter dirty or burnt. If cleaning it doesnt resolve the problem, you will need to purchase and replace the lens. If you have xperience in electronics, you simply need to open the console and replace the lens with the new one.

Please make sure your games areoriginal and the correct region. If the PS# is brand new then check the games, Ig the games played before then its the lens.

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I purchased a nexxtech laser lens cleaner to clean the lens on a playstation 3. The person at the store stated to just follow the directions, but there are not any directions. Also, she said there should...


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1 Turn on ps, then remove any disc in there.
2 Insert cleaning disc.Make sure tv is on and your set to proper input as you would if playing games.
3 A image should come on screen.
4 Use controller to navigate to cleaning cycle and hit x button i think to start cleaning.

If this does not work take laser cleaner back,and purchase another one.Not all work in ps3 or ps2.

http://www.ps3laser.com/how-to-clean-your-ps3-laser-without-opening-the-console/

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My xbox 360 wont read the discs. I've cleaned the discs and have started and stopped the discs numerous times yet it keeps asking to "Open Tray" then "Close Tray" followed be...


I think that your problem isnt that the discs need cleaning but infact the disc reader or the lens needs to be cleaned. try looking at best buy for a lens cleaning kit they are pretty cheap and easy to use hope this helped and good luck.

Jan 04, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My ps2 slim is not reading the disk


hi klb408

Your ps2 lens needs cleaning
1.Open your ps2 (if its the fat one) if its slim you should be able to see it just by opening the cover lid
2.Use a cotton swab w/ alcohol or lighter fluid to slightly rub the lens just cleaning it7234e32.jpg

3. Put the cover back enjoy!
4. If still doesn't work pm me.

Thx
Banaple

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I think my lens is weak, the cd has to be ejected and inserted a couple of times before it works


Like any system, Xbox consoles require occasional cleaning to remain in peak condition. If you're experiencing skipping, poor sound quality, increased loading time, or any number of technical annoyances, simply cleaning your Xbox lens may correct the problem. The lens is responsible for reading all the data on your Xbox game discs; it is the most important part of the entire system. Cleaning the lens takes only a few minutes with the right cleaning product and know-how.
Difficulty: Easy
Instructions
Things You'll Need:

* CD lens cleaning disc

1.Purchase a CD lens cleaning disc. It is important that you buy a lens cleaner for a CD player, not a DVD player. Classic Xbox consoles are not DVD compatible, but they can play CDs. Some lens cleaning discs are marketed specifically as Xbox 360 cleaners, but these may not work in an original Xbox if the disc is DVD-formatted.

2.Turn on your television and Xbox just like you normally would to play a video game.

3.Open your Xbox's disc drive, placing the lens cleaning disc in the drive face-up. A lens cleaning disc works by sweeping small brushes over the laser lens surface. These brushes are located on the bottom of the disc; be careful not to touch the brushes---the microfiber brushes are delicate and can become damaged easily.

4.Close the Xbox and let the machine power up; make sure your television's volume is turned on. Your Xbox should automatically take you to the system's standard CD player menu. If this does not happen, select the menu manually using your Xbox controller.

5.Begin playing the first track of the cleaning disc. Listen carefully, because audio directions will play indicating the steps necessary for properly using your cleaning disc. Each brand of lens cleaning disc will have different steps, but they are typically very simple, involving tasks like skipping ahead to different tracks or briefly putting the CD in fast forward mode. If you cannot hear the audio directions, consult the written instructions packaged with the disc.

6.Remove the cleaning CD after you've followed the audio directions---a typical cleaning cycle only takes a few minutes, and the audio directions will tell you when cleaning is complete.

7.Carefully place the lens cleaning disc back in its case, avoiding damaging the brushes on the bottom. Lens cleaners can be used multiple times, so plan on using the cleaning disc regularly to help avoid future problems with your Xbox console

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Xunrecognized disc


If its only the one disk that isnt working.

Try thoroughly cleaning the disk.

If its more then one disk giving that error.. You will need to clean the lense on the dvd drive.

Either purchase a lens cleaning disk, or open the xbox, open the drive.

And manually clean the lense with a q-tip and rubbing alcohol

Aug 17, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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PS2 won't read any discs


try cleaning the lens whit a cleanerdisc, or else open the console remove the lid from the cd/dvd player and try gently cleaning the lens whit an earstick an some alcohol. Careful not pushing the lens to mutch down or it WILL be permanently dammaged.

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My xbox keeps saying open tray and won't read any discs...help please!!


First thing to try is use a cd/dvd lens cleaning disk. These can be found at any major electronics store. You can also try cleaning the laser lens with a q-tip and a dab of isopropal alcohol. Try resetting the system. Make sure your system is away from any magnets (house speakers)

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I believe you can use a DVD cleaner without voiding your warrenty. If you have a warrenty then call Xbox tech support to get it fixed. And if you don't buy an extended warrenty for $50 and then call them and tell them you need your Xbox fixed

steps to be followed.

  1. step 1 Purchase a DVD lens cleaning disc.
  2. Step 2 Turn on your television and Xbox just like you normally would to play a video game.
  3. Step 3 Open your Xbox's disc drive, placing the lens cleaning disc in the drive face-up. A lens cleaning disc works by sweeping small brushes over the laser lens surface. These brushes are located on the bottom of the disc; be careful not to touch the brushes---the microfiber brushes are delicate and can become damaged easily.
  4. Step 4 Close the Xbox and let the machine power up; make sure your television's volume is turned on. Your Xbox should automatically take you to the system's standard CD player menu. If this does not happen, select the menu manually using your Xbox controller.
  5. Step 5 Begin playing the first track of the cleaning disc. Listen carefully, because audio directions will play indicating the steps necessary for properly using your cleaning disc. Each brand of lens cleaning disc will have different steps, but they are typically very simple, involving tasks like skipping ahead to different tracks or briefly putting the CD in fast forward mode. If you cannot hear the audio directions, consult the written instructions packaged with the disc.
  6. Step 6 Remove the cleaning CD after you've followed the audio directions---a typical cleaning cycle only takes a few minutes, and the audio directions will tell you when cleaning is complete.
  7. Step 7 Carefully place the lens cleaning disc back in its case, avoiding damaging the brushes on the bottom. Lens cleaners can be used multiple times, so plan on using the cleaning disc regularly to help avoid future problems with your Xbox console.

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