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Old 12-03-2012, 02:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to clean a slot loading DVD drive

My son's Alienware laptop has stopped recognising any discs.

It could be dirt in the lens - but its buried inside the laptop. Given the work involved in tearing it down its sensible to just buy a replacement drive.

However before i do that does anyone have an idea how I could clean the lens wihout dismantling the unit....don't forget its a slot drive so i suspect even an airblaster tube would not fit, any ideas welcomed,


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Old 12-03-2012, 02:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: How to clean a slot loading DVD drive

Could get a lens cleaner kit. They usually have the discs with the little brushes on them. A new drive would be fairly expensive, even more so for a slot-loading one.
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