Dirty laptop DVD lenses cause annoying skipping and disc-read errors, making it difficult to watch your favourite DVDs. If your DVDs are clean and scratch-free, try using a store-bought DVD lens cleaner. These cleaners consist of a disc with small brushes attached that clean the lens while it spins in the drive. For a really dirty lens, clean it manually with cotton swabs and isopropyl alcohol. The alcohol removes dirt and evaporates quickly without leaving a cloudy residue.
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Things you need
- DVD lens cleaner
- Cotton swabs
- Isopropyl alcohol
Open the laptop's DVD drive and insert the cleaning disc, brush side down.
Close the DVD drive and play the disc in your media player. Follow the instructions on the screen until the cleaning cycle is finished.
Remove the cleaning disc from the drive. Insert a DVD to see if it plays properly. If not, you will need to manually clean the lens.
Dip a cotton swab in isopropyl alcohol. Squeeze it to remove any excess liquid.
Open the DVD drive and lightly wipe the clear lens with the cotton swab. Allow the lens to dry before inserting a disc or closing the drive.
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