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I need to clean my cyberhome dvd 300 i have taken out screws but cannot open. also once i get open what exactly do i clean or what does the laser eye look like. will it be obvious

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  • garr_robin Mar 14, 2011

    I am getting Bad Disk on DVD's I try to play. I do not have the money to go buy a Disk Cleaner. I read to open and clean but could find where I read it the other day. I also read to use a can of computer Dust remover, will a blow dryer work? Just Askin :-) I have the screws out of it but cannot get it removed, its like something in the front is holding it.

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The laser lens or 'eye' will be near to the centre of the disc tray - but not dead centre. You will see it if it sits on a block (with the spindle motor nearby). Obviously the tray will be just above the lens. It is the only 'eye' in the whole unit.

Just keep in mind how your player is assembled prior to removing any covers to clean the lens.

Hopefully you will be able to clean this carefully and easily. I recommend that you gently clean the disc tray as well. There should already be a tip on FixYa about cleaning DVD drives and laser lenses.

Generally, I don't recommend that users disassemble DVD players to clean them. This should really be done by a skilled workshop technician with access to proper facilities and equipment.

In any case, if you know how the unit is put together before you go further, you should have no problem re-assembling it once clean, and it should work fine. Costs you nothing to try it but be warned about the potential risks involved; and do not attempt any service or look at the laser while the unit is plugged in.

I am not sure why you proceeded to take the player apart - is there a second problem with it that you haven't mentioned?

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how long have you been using this player? I suspect the laser (lens) of the player. I think the laser (lens) is weak that's why it cannot read data/files on DVD discs.
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