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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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Wrong disc

Try an other disc. Soem discs may not recogonized. It will depend on its recording. Put an MP3 and Audio CD disc in it and see whether they are regognaized by the player. If it does not reads any disc, there are two possiblilities for this fault. The first one is of dirty or dusty laser pickup lens, and the other is with a faulty laser pick up uit itself.
Just put a cleaning disc in it, and play it for at least three times. Check it after. If this does not hel you, beofre replacing the laser pickup unit, just replace the strip wire that goes from this laser pickup unit to the main board. It is a flat thin cable, can be bought from most of the electronic spare part selling shops at your town.
Even repacing the strip wire, and cleaning does not help you, you have to repalce the laser pickup unit. OK.

Dec 17, 2011 | Sungale DVD-2026 DVD Player

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Do I need a dvd cleaner and what kind

DVD cleaner is a kind of CD, which will have cleaning pads sticked on it. When we insert the disc in any disc player, this cleaning pad will come in contact with the lens of the reading head. As the cleaning CD spins at hing speed inside the disc player, it will wipe out all the dirt and dust, if accumulated on the lens. Thus cleaning of laser pickup lens occurs.
This cleaning disc can be boutght from most of the electronic spare part shops at your town. Even after using this disc, your DVD player does not reads any disc, its laser pickup assembly is faulty, and should be replaced. OK.

Nov 19, 2011 | Televison & Video

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No disc

No disc indicates that the optical headd unit is clogged or faulty.Now if the optical is working the data will be read , if not there is no laser scanning and the possibility that the laser head can be defective.
Now certain cleaner disks will not be tracked to run for cleaning as it is not read. Hence it will reject. So it is ideal to clean manually the laser head eye using a cotton bud with gentle pressure on the lens eye.
If not the optical head is faulty

Mar 16, 2011 | Pioneer DV-343 DVD Player

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When attempting to record on a new blank dvd (-R), I receive an error code c1300 for a dirty disc. I have cleaned several discs and all stop after a minute or so, followed by the message dirty disc with...

the burn laser is dirty clean it using a laser disc cleaner avaliable from all good electronics shops that sell tv and audio decks hers a picture of what they look like


Dec 28, 2010 | Sony RDR-GX300 DVD Recorder

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My player reads "bad disc" when i start it up with a disc inside. What does this mean?

It means that the laser head is no longer getting a good signal - the lens is dirty and you must clean it by using a cleaning disk : $10 at Walmart.
If the clean doesn't help then the dust has been baked on the lens - in that case you must replace the entire laser head. Find one in un its sold for parts, or discarded ones. If you can't find a replacement head then the un it is dead.

Sep 30, 2010 | Polaroid Portable DVD Player PDM-0822BD

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When i put in a disc, it always says "disc error" , even on a cleaning disc. i have tried dvd-r, and dvd+r

I would NEVER use a cleaning disc as they tend to be abrasive and to be honest only any good for much older models where the laser is directly over the disc.

Most of todays models use mirrors etc so this does not clean the laser itself.

I would be looking at replacing the laser head or having it done by a pro as they are easy to pooch if you dont have the correct equiment

Aug 17, 2010 | JVC SR-MV30U DVD Recorder/VCR

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Polaroid Model pdm 2727 2 7inch Wal Mart Purchase $185.00 (HELP PLEASE)

You might try gently cleaning the laser eye with soft dry Q-tip. Other wise the laser will probably need replacing. I repair and sell portable DVD players.

May 15, 2008 | Polaroid 7" Two-Screen Portable DVD Player

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Will not read disc

Threw it out. Bought a different more reliable brand. Thanks for nothing.

Apr 18, 2008 | Durabrand DUR7 Portable DVD Player

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Player says "no disc" when a disc is inserted

Use a lense cleaner to clean the lense. It will be ok

Aug 03, 2007 | Toshiba SD-P1400 Portable DVD Player

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