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 Post subject: cleaning cd drive lens
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:28 am 
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So I keep getting system error over and over and read that the next step is cleaning a lens.
Can someone tell me how to go about this. The idea of pulling anything out of the machine is a bit daunting to me....
thanks,glibson1


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:21 am 
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use extreme care, the connecting wires on cd drive optics are usually very thin and won't give you a second chance

ideally you'd use a photographer's puffer brush, or something equally soft, and only touch the lens face - don't go near the sides as that is where the connecting wires are.

use the same care as if you were trying to wipe something off your eyeball. very gentle, very soft.

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The idea of pulling anything out of the machine is a bit daunting to me

luckily you don't need to - just open the CD tray as per normal, and you can see the little clear lens facing up at you - that is what you are cleaning. it sits in a little carriage on a track running diagonally and is pretty much the only other feature apart from the spindle, so it's very easy to spot

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:23 am 
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Welcome. Make sure you have it set to record at 4x speed and not 8x.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:39 am 
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Thanks so much, I'm hoping a small paint brush will do...I'll let you know.
mike


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:51 am 
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i tried a dry q tip with no success(at least I'm still getting system error).
I'm able to write the cd but it won't finalize, sorry forgot to mention that.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:17 pm 
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Have you tried using a different brand of CDR's? The G can be picky sometimes. Welcome to the forum.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:06 am 
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The G can be picky sometimes.

and inconsistently too! some guys here have had trouble with TDK cd-r's, whereas they work great for me and are all i use. my machines don't like Mitsubishi or Verbatim, but others have used those brands without issues.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:49 am 
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TDK's have always been great for me as well. Less than 1% failure.

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Robbie wrote:
TDK's have always been great for me as well. Less than 1% failure.


I use cheesy cd's and they work fine. :-"

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:12 pm 
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Cheddar is that one percent :P

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