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I have used a laser cleaner lots of times. I have the right type of disc (dvd-r) - does the speed at which it writes make any difference? Some are labelled 1-4x; some are 1-16x?

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1-16 just allows it to record faster a better quality disk. It is possable that some cheaper disks may not work as unit gets older and laser gets weak. May need laser manualy cleaned.
this can be done with isopal alchol and a Q-tip if you can get to it. It depends on if you want to start disasembling yourself or take it to someone that can. local electronics handy man. or repair shop.

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