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Posted on 2004-09-10
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In trying to run my Office 2000 disk I get the message, "Disk may need cleaning" . Is there any effective
way to clean one of these disks?
thanks you.
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Question by:Irv9
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by:Moskjis
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Hi Irv9,

try google :)
http://www.google.lv/search?hl=lv&ie=UTF-8&q=disc+cleaning&btnG=Mekl%C4%93t&meta=

or
http://www.computerhope.com/cleaning.htm#04
cd cleaning and cdrom cleaning

I'm only learning :)
Cheers!
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by:philby11
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there are disc buffers available but they are pretty useless if there is a descent scratch.
Take the disc to your local video / dvd rental store & ask them if they have an eight stage buffer. this thing will cut the disc down in 8 steps till the scratch is no more & no harm to the data.
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by:philby11
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It may also work better in another CD unit if you have one available to try
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Rickardc earned 125 total points
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Hello,

I've actually found in the past that PC-clene wipes or even baby wipes do quite a good job.

There might also be a problame with the lens in the cd player???
You can use cd lens cleaners from various stores.

Hope this helps!!!
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by:DVation191
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i use the skip doctor to repair dirty or scratched discs
http://tinyurl.com/59w9h
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by:Irv9
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I tried several other suggestions and all failed. I then tried the Baby Wipes and they worked like a charm.
Thanks so much to all the others who offered input.
Irv9
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