how to clean your cd or dvd?-Full Post

Thursday, October 16, 2008 Posted by Aman Jain

1.Follow the manufacturer's instructions for using a cleaner. In any case, put the
cleaner on your cloth first, not on the CD itself

2. Hold the disc by its edges and center hole.

3. Use an anti-static cloth to wipe across the CD with your other hand

4.Work from inside to outside in straight lines, not circles.

5. Wipe until the CD is clean and dry.


These are the important warnings to be cautious of.

1. DO NOT use household washing materials such as windex.

2. DO NOT wipe in circles.

3. DO NOT spray cleaning fluid directly on the CD.

This is the more common method to cleaning a CD. First, the materials you will need:

anti static cloth (if possible)
CD cleaner (optional)

If it's not possible to get an anti static cloth a fine cloth or very fine tissue will do.

The method starts with putting your liquid of choice (cleaning fluid or water) on your cloth.IMPORTANT!!!DO NOT SPRAY LIQUID ON THE CD!!!

Next, you will need to wipe the CD in an outward pattern. NOT IN CIRCLES. Wipe from in to out until the CD is dry and clean.

Hopefully this instructable will help you clean your damaged CDs.

Toothpaste method
This method is done by gently rubbing a layer of toothpaste over the disk. Then, you are to wait 5 minutes. After the time has passed, gently wipe off the toothpaste under running water.

Even after cleaning, a disc may fail to play properly because of scratches.
Some companies manufacture products which are designed to resurface discs, smoothing out
scratches so that they will play again. Depending on how severe the damage is, these products
can be quite effective, but it is a good idea to back up the data as soon as you have repaired the
disc, in case it fails again.