Solved

What is the correct method to clean CD’s/DVD’s ?

Posted on 2006-11-10
6
459 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
When a CD or DVD has a little of dust, what is the correct method to clean it without damage it ?
Thanks in advance.
Regards.
0
Comment
Question by:asgarcymed
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:garycase
ID: 17914538
You can buy a commercial CD cleaner ... but it's perfectly safe to simply use a clean, lint-free cloth with a bit of water and just wipe the disc in a circular motion.   Be sure it's dry before you put it in your CD drive.
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:garycase
ID: 17914547
... here's one of the commercial cleaners:  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16882125126
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
kianhow earned 250 total points
ID: 17914861
Simply just get the cloth that normally used to clean spectacle glass will be good enough.
0
Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:kkohlbacher21
ID: 17915226
I have had the best luck with, low and behold, Windex and a lint-free cloth.  This is actually the method we used while I worked at a 'popular' (not showing name) video chain.  We let it soak in for about 10 seconds, then as mentioned above, wiped clean and dry in a circular direction.  I've had 1 CD/DVD NOT work with this method, as the scratches were too deep, and a >$20 CD Doctor worked the scratch out.  Tried and true method.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:kkohlbacher21
ID: 17915285
Sorry, edit of comment above, DO <B>NOT</B> WIPE IN A CIRCULAR DIRECTION!!!!  The laser reads in the circular direction, therefore if you clean in a circular direction, it will scratch along those readable lines (this is also evident if you look at the way a CD Doctor works.. it rubs in an up-and-down manner.)  Wipe from the middle upwards...
0
 

Author Comment

by:asgarcymed
ID: 17916364
Thank you!
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The question appears often enough, how do I transfer my data from my old server to the new server while preserving file shares, share permissions, and NTFS permisions.  Here are my tips for handling such a transfer.
Many businesses neglect disaster recovery and treat it as an after-thought. I can tell you first hand that data will be lost, hard drives die, servers will be hacked, and careless (or malicious) employees can ruin your data.
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question