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Ive been having issues with the DVD drive on my laptop. I bought the laptop at this mom and pop shop computer place for pretty cheap. I didnt even know it was having issues untill now (about a month later). I think it might be a dirty lens on the pop-out DVD tray and want to clean it of. Whats the best material to use for that?
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Lint free cloth
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What about cleaning solution? think its necessary?
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a cd/dvd lens cleaner disc. Has a little brush on it, has worked perfect for me everytime I have had issues
    
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a cd/dvd lens cleaner disc. Has a little brush on it, has worked perfect for me everytime I have had issues
This is the way to do it.
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post #6 of 7
No cleaning solutions needed. Or a cleaning CD. You need a cd for regular drives becasue you can't get to the lens. On laptops, it is right there. Best thing to use is a cloth cleaner for sunglasses. They are designed to not scratch and clean dry.
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post #7 of 7
Haven't had to clean the lens specifically, but I usually blow some compressed air into the chassis around the slide out tray every week or so to keep things dust-free. Same with the vents on the side and bottom. Seems to work well so far, and no problems.

Cleaning laptops is a PITA.
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