DVD Player 5.x: Clean a DVD disc or optical drive

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Clean a DVD disc or optical drive

You can help prolong the life of your DVD discs by handling them carefully and by keeping the discs and your optical drive free of dust and residue.

Do any of the following:
  • To clean a disc, wipe it gently from the center of the disc outward using a soft, lint-free cloth. To remove residue, use isopropyl alcohol or a commercial cleaner made especially for cleaning discs. Allow the disc to air-dry before using it.

  • To clean an optical drive, use a commercially available kit, which may include a special DVD disc and special cleanser. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the kit.

  • To clean a drive tray (if your DVD drive has one), use a cotton swab and some isopropyl alcohol. Allow the tray to air-dry for a few moments before closing it.

Handle discs by the edges, and try not to touch the playing surface. Use care when placing discs in the disc drive. When discs aren’t in use, keep them in a protective case or sleeve.

Published Date: Sep 3, 2015