Philips DVD/CD Lens Cleaner, $4.95 @ Catch of the Day

11 January 2009

worth a try if you have an optical drive that is having trouble reading or burning disks (and the disks themselves are okay of course!)...

optical drives seem to get progressively fussier with different brands and formats of optical media as they get older (and sometimes dirtier)... one good thing to know is that a DVD/CD drive has two different pairs of lasers for reading/burning CDs and DVDs, which is why sometimes a drive will work fine with one, but not the other (and may read fine, but not burn)...

i would avoid cheapo brand DVD/CD cleaner disks, some of which may damage the lenses of your optical drives...

What do you think?

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