[SOLVED] CDRW Cleaning kit

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Lurker1

Thread Starter
Joined
Jan 30, 2001
Messages
3,992
It looks like my CDRW is on its way out. I have heard about cleaning kits for the lens. Has any one here used one? How well did it work?
 
Joined
Jun 8, 2001
Messages
3,054
Lurker1

Man that POs me whenever I type up a nice reply and get a couple of links together to include with it and then try to get one more link to add in by using the Back button (only one browser open) only to get here and find a blank box.........GRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is the short and the long of it Mr Google sez "CDRW Lens Cleaning" search found opinions from it's not good to it's great.

I'd suggest you search here:

http://www.epinions.com/cmd-review-58AA-D34C61B-382CAAB1-bd1

......and let us know what you find.

DS
 

Lurker1

Thread Starter
Joined
Jan 30, 2001
Messages
3,992
Hi Dark Star

There dosn't seem to be any reviews on a cleaning kit there. On TSG I found one guy who said it worked for him and another who just used windex and a cotton swab to clean the lens? I might buy one just to see if it helps (or get out the windex) :D
 
Joined
Jun 8, 2001
Messages
3,054
Lurker1,

IMO, I'd say buy one they seem to be inexpensive I did find one thing in MR Google that said you can do more harm than good with the 'ol Q-tip and windex......

Good luck, and have a Happy New Year.

DS
 
Joined
Mar 3, 2000
Messages
4,168
If you decide to use the Q-tip, rather than windex, i would suggest denatured alcohol. It does not leave a residue and evaporates quite rapidly. I have done it with good results.
 
Joined
Dec 8, 2001
Messages
1,091
Lurker1- I use an Allsop carbon edge diagnostic DVD & CD laser lens cleaner on my HI - Fi cd player it seemed to reduce drop outs.
Have not used on DVD/CDRW so can't comment. Has the advantage of cleaning and has set up info for stereo, balance, dolby 5.1 etc so can be used all round the house so to speak.
I have also been warned against the q-tip trick as well lens can easily be miss aligned.

Good luck

Howard :)
 

Lurker1

Thread Starter
Joined
Jan 30, 2001
Messages
3,992
Hi all. Thanks for all the replies.
I ended up using a CD cleaning disk (It has a small brush on it, was pretty cheap and can be used for cleaning cd and DVD players). Unit seems to be burning correctly again. I'm not sure if it was the cleaner or the new PC I put it into but at least its working now. :) :)
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Top