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Computer Cleaning—CD-ROM Drive

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As always, before cleaning up your computer please review the computer cleaning safety tips.

Why clean your CD-ROM drive?

A CD-ROM drive is normally enclosed by a computer case. This does not totally protect it from the ravages of dust and grime. In fact, when a computer case has a negative pressure a significant amount of dust can filter in through the cracks around the CD tray. In addition, dust and debris on the compact disks themselves can deposit itself inside the CD-ROM drive and cover sensitive components. To keep your CD drive working smoothly it should be cleaned occasionally. However, it contains sensitive parts that may be easily damaged when tampered with, and intensive cleaning of interior components should be left to a professional. Fortunately, the most important parts can be cleaned by simply getting a cleaning disk (see below) and following the directions that come with it.

How to clean a CD-ROM drive in three simple steps

Opening the CD-ROM DriveSTEP 1: With the computer case opened for cleaning and the CD tray open, carefully blow compressed air in through the front of the CD tray opening. Do not blow with too high of a pressure as this may damage sensitive components. If the CD tray is closed and the power disconnected, you may need to open it using a paper clip. Press the paperclip into the tiny hole by the CD tray.

STEP 2: Buy a lens cleaning kit. For cleaning CD players and dvd players we recommend the Memorex CD/DVD Laser Lens Cleaner for its name brand quality, low price, and ease of use.

STEP 3: Use the CD drive cleaning kit as directed. Directions for using the Memorex CD / DVD laser lens cleaner are as follows:

  1. Insert the Laser Lens Cleaner into your disk player and press play.
  2. Listen and follow the audio voice instructions to guide you through the cleaning cycle and audio system checks.
  3. After use, store the Laser Lens Cleaner in its case to prevent brush contamination.

Cleaning your computer is essential to keep your data safe and extend the life of your equipment:


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