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How do i clean the laser eye without messing it up.

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You can go to wal-mart or any electronic store and get a laser eye cleaner for DVD this will also work on the ps1 & ps2 but not the ps3 - I recommend the Philips system, for under $15 you get the DVD laser eye cleaner and a disk cleaner with a micro fiber cloth it's a great deal just DO NOT use it in a laptop, laptop's take a different type but the disk cleaner is universal

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Take a cotton swab and barely dampen in alcohol and wipe the lens with it an let it dry if it doesnt work your lens needs to be changed

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If your dvd/cd/disc player is skipping


If your DVD player, cd player or any console or unit that uses a compact disc begins to skip intermittently, please before wasting money on a disc cleaner or any sort of solution, try to clean the laser eye manually.
To do so, remove the cover of the device that’s you wish to clean, once you have done that, you may be able to locate the laser eye without any more dies-assembly, if not, dies-assemble the laser eye housing or what ever it is that’s restricting access, please make sure to note, either with a diagram or marking with a coloured marker what screw came from where and how to re-assemble the unit.
Once you have done that, simply clean the laser with a soft clean cue tip or a cotton bud, the style used to clean ears with. After wiping , check with a magnifying glass for any traces of dirt or grime.
Once satisfied with its appearance, put it all back together and if the discs now play easily and no skips are found, the problem was a dirty laser lens. Good Luck.

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the laser could be bad or it might need cleaned.if you like takeing stuff apart then go for it if you dont like takeing apart stuff then dont do it. or instead of opening it and cleaning the eye.you could buy a cleaning cd with the brushes on the bottem.or you just could call sony if this doesnt help.if you would take it apart then look on youtube for a step by step video on how to take apart a ps3 so you dont mess anything up.hope this helps you.

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Hi there! Seems like a bad laser (eye). It is trying to read the disc but not able to focus properly. Depending on what you paid for the unit, it might be better to buy a new one. The cheapies last maximum 3 years. If you would like to try replacing the white flexible cable first it may save you a bit of money. Remove it carefully without touching the laser(eye) and go to your local repairer who can order it for you. You can try cleaning the laser (eye) with a bit of surgical alcohol and ear bud. Do not apply too much pressure on the eye as this can result in permanent damage. NOTE: The laser emmits invisible radiation which can cause blindness if exposed to for too long. So please do not look into the laser(eye) when operating. Best Wishes and Good Luck. JUS004

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When you say laser eye, are you referring to the laser used to read your cd's & dvd's? if so, you can find dvd cleaners at most retail stores. the kit will contain a disc that looks like a dvd with built-in brush & cleaning solution. follow the instructions on the cleaning kit & you should be OK. reply if you need additional assistance.

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Sounds like the DVD/Blue ray laser has gotten dust on it from being stored in a closet.

I would go to your local electronics store and purchase a cleaning disk. They are normally under $10. Insert it and run it though the player.

This sound no more serious than a dirty read laser.

Give cleaning a try.

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  OK.  I think I can help.  There are two very simple solutions to a skipping CD player.  You have tried one already, that is, clean the laser-reading eye.  Lets assume you did that correctly and that is not the problem.         So, to continue, the machine must be opened. Equipment required: Jewellers screwdrivers, small number one screwdrivers, cottonswabs or Q-tips, Petroleum jelly, 100% isopropyl alchohol is ok but if you can use Denatured alchohol that is the best.        Using a set of fine jewelers screwdrivers or just a small #1 Regular or Philips screwdriver to remove the top cover of the CD player.  Don't force anything and place the screws in a cup so they are not lost or misplaced. I work in a plastic cafeteria tray to contain any dropped screws    The problem here usually occurs in trusty old CD players that have always worked fine and the problem (skipping) starts out small and gradually progresses to always skipping.  The problem and solution are mechanical in nature.    First locate the laser eye and check it physically for any optical obstructions (dust, dust-bunnies, lint, feathers, hair, lumber, etc.)    When you are sure the laser-eye is clean find two parallel small (usually 1/8" or about 3mm wide by about 3 to 6 inches long ) chrome metal bars that the laser eye rides back and forth on.  The eye assembly has a small contact-lens looking clear plastic lens mounted on a plastic carriage that moves from the center of the disc toward the outside as it tracks the disc.  It will have a small ribbon wire harness that can expand and retract with the travel of the laser-eye carriage.  Now look at the two-parallel shiny metal bars the carriage should slide on. The lubricant on these bars lets the eye assembly move smoothly without vibration (or skips) over the length of the two steel bars and your CD plays perfectly when they are clean and lubricated.  This skipping problem can occur if something sticky is spilled into the unit. Soda or beer dries out and if it gets on these steel bars the laser-eye assembly can vibrate and chatter as it tries to track over the CD's info causing skips.      So the solution involves carefully testing the unit with the lid off to see what is going on inside when the unit plays (or attempts to play) a CD.  If the obstruction to the path of the eye assembly is severe, the tiny drive gears can be damaged, broken, or stripped and the eye will not move smoothly without new parts (Factory Authorized Service Personnel are recommended in that case)   Use the Denatured Alchohol and swabs to completely clean and dry the steel track rods that the laser - eye slide on, take care to clean any built up old grease (manufacturer lubricant) that may build up on the holes on the sides of the Laser-eye assembly where the steel track rods go through it.  After cleaning the rods use a new swab to apply a TINY amount of petrolatum evenly to each rod.  I cannot stress enough how important it is to use as little lubricant as possible ONLY on the rods and NOWHERE ELSE!  It is very easy to get the petrolatum somewhere you don't want it.  Be Careful!  One mistake here could cost you the entire unit!  after application, physically slide the eye assembly over the bars to smooth out the petrolatum lubricant evenly. (in the event the eye-assembly doesn't manually slide, don't force anything and go to the next step). make sure you did not get any petrolatum where you did not want it, if you did clean it with cotton and good old, denatured alcohol and put a CD in and before playing it, advance the tracks from track 1 to the highest numbered track and back several times to smooth the lube more.  Play the CD and replace the lid and screws in the order you removed them.      Good Luck!  

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