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Cleaning laser head

Do you clean it with one of those cleaning discs they sell or do you do it yourself and if so how. TIA

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I use IPA to clean . need to open up the cover to access.

Posted on Sep 09, 2008


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Whats a laser-head cleaning disc

this laser head cleaning disk, is for to clean the system Pickup Head from a CD +DVD. The eye from player is very critical , the laser Will not READ any information from the CD is there are dirty.They have another purpose for to adjust the audio system, speakers,etc.
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Feb 09, 2013 | Televison & Video

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Player not reading disc , what could it be

Just clean the laser pickup unit lens, by inserting a disc cleaning disc. this disc an be bought from most of the electronics spare part selling shops at your town. If it doesn't help you, there is no other way than replacing its Laser Pickup Unit with same type and number. OK.

Jan 15, 2012 | Pioneer PD-F507 25-Disc CD Changer

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Where is the lens to clean on Sharp component system?

To clean the lens, you have to open the device and access the loading mechanism. it is really a skilled job. If you want to clean the lens only, there is a simple way. Just put in a lens cleaning disc into the device, and play it for about three times at least. Take the disc ejected each time, and put it in after. The lens cleaning disc can be bought from most of the electronic spare part selling shops at your town, and won't cost more. You can clean the laser head lens, by this way, without opening the device. OK.

Dec 22, 2011 | Teac Audio Players & Recorders

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My ps2 wont read silver back disks. how do you fix it

Hi there!
When your PS2 starts to have problems reading silver backed discs you could be experiencing one of 2 different problems:
  1. Your laser or disc is dirty (clean off your disc with a soft cotton cloth, and clean the laser in your PS2 with a cd drive cleaning cd)
  2. The laser in your PS2 is going, you will need to take it into a shop to have it repaired, replace the laser or disc drive yourself (this will void the warranty if you have one) or get a new or different PS2.
Hope this helps!

Jul 06, 2011 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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Wii Will not read games

Hopefully it is just a dirty laser. You can purchase a disc head cleaner (has to be made for wii) and run it in your wii to try cleaning or just blow some compressed air in it. It may also be a worn out laser. You can replace the laser, the whole drive, or send it to nintendo for $80 and shipping. There are many helpful guides on utube that can show you how to take a wii apart and replace the laser. Other than those options, make sure the discs you are trying to read are clean. You could sell it. Broken Wii's sell on ebay for about $45.

Feb 21, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Xbox cant read discs

Either the laser is dirty and will need cleaning, or the laser has gone out. You can clean the laser eye with a q-tip and some alcohol. Lasers can be purchased online or ebay, but you will need to know which drive you have in order to get the correct laser.

Dec 10, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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It can't read dvd disc, but if i'm using an mp3/cd its fine

Was this a burned dvd or a store bought one? Sounds like the laser that reads dvd is dirty, try to play another dvd and see what happens after cleaning.

Nov 05, 2009 | Jensen's VM9312 Car DVD Player

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Ps3 doesn't recognize games, dvd's, or discs

hi your ps3 has a damaged laser head making it unable to read the discs, or the laser head is dirty and needs cleaning, take it to a repair shop or if you know how to fix this you can try it yourself, if it is under warrenty you may want to use it up.

Aug 04, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont read any disk.

Hi, the problem you have is an internal one, the drive laser head does not seem to be reading the discs you may need to get the console replaced, or get the laser head cleaned, it may be a dirty laser head or a damaged one. If you can replace the laser head or drive yourself then it may work out cheaper for you.

Hope this has helped.

Jun 11, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My xbox 360 doesn't say disk read error it just goes back to saying open tray what is wrong with it

Dirty laser eye. They sell disc cleaners and the like. WARNING: If you open your Xbox to clean it yourself, you void any warranty.

May 02, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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