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quick question on those lens cleaning cd's for disk drives

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#1 cpunoob


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Posted 02 June 2017 - 01:21 PM

does it work "better" if u run the disk at higher speed?

like 2x or 4, 8??? 8)


i know u are just suppose to pop it in and let it run like normal

but does it change the way it works? 4 the worse???


trying to see if i can get my dvd burner working again by letting this thing run long


ran it at 2x

now im gonna run it a t .03x 8)

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 05:14 PM

The ones of these that I have seen use a couuple of small brushes to wipe the laser LED lens. Since normally the lens does not come into contact with the surface of a disc this wiping is unusual activity. I would not try to use one at higher than normal disc speeds, you risk knocking the lasers out of alignment.


In any case there are other reasons for  DVD players to fail. The LED lasers themselves can fail in which case the drive is stone dead. If I had doubts about a DVD drive I would just replace it - they are not particularly expensive.


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