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Cleaning your DVD player?

Old 01-04-03, 02:28 PM
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Cleaning your DVD player?

I've heard something about needing to clean your laser from time to time.

I've got a Panasonic 5 disc changer. How would I go about getting the laser cleaned?
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Old 01-04-03, 04:51 PM
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Before this gets thrown in the Hardware thread, try this:
http://www.surprise.com/electronics/...ns_Cleaner.cfm

It's the same concept with cleaning CD player lenses.
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Old 01-04-03, 05:38 PM
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Thanks, man!
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Old 01-05-03, 02:47 AM
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Is it really necessary to clean the lens ? I have cd players that are over 10 years old, and the lenses have never been cleaned, and I live in a pretty dusty house.
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

If you are having problems, then maybe consider trying one.
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I've been lead to believe from various previous posts that this is something that shouldn't be done. Is it still split between those who feel it is necessary and those that do not?
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Old 01-05-03, 10:01 AM
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Just pop in one of them lense cleaning disc no harm. Been doing
this all a long and the player will last longer.
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Old 01-05-03, 12:38 PM
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I had been having some pixelization problems with a disc of late.

Will using compressed air work better than using a lens cleaner? To use compressed air, do I need to open the cover of the player, or can I just hit the eject button to open the tray and spray inside?
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Old 01-05-03, 02:23 PM
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Between the two, I'd opt for the lens cleaner. I'd worry about high compressed air blowing a speck of dirt towards the lens. I don't know about the possibility of that scratching the lens but better to be safe than sorry. Also, if you open the case, you could void your warranty (if one still applies).
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Originally posted by Hobgoblin
Will using compressed air work better than using a lens cleaner?
I wouldn't reccomend it. Sometimes (actually a LOT of times) some of the chemical, that's used inside those canisters, sprays out along with the air. I don't know exactly what the liquid is and I'm not sure how damaging it could be if it got on the lens, but it's probably a bad idea.
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Yes, never use them air spray may cause damage to the lens.
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