Do cd-dvd lens cleaner disks really work?

I always tear my drives apart and clean them manually so these lens cleaning disks sound to good to be true are they?

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orksecurity7 years ago
Depends on why you're cleaning them. Since I've yet to see one NEED cleaning (unless someone is poking fingers where they don't belong), I can't offer much advice except to point out that they're basically just a soft brush. They probably won't do any harm.
coolpizzadude (author)  orksecurity7 years ago
Would I be better tearing the systems apart when they need cleaning or using the disk.
Again: Depends on why they need cleaning. If it's dust (which shouldn't be causing a problem anyway, except in extreme environments), these may be all you need. If it's fingerprints (which shouldn't be happening!), they may not be. If it's peanut butter, what the heck are you doing to your CD player?

I say again: Odds are that the player doesn't need cleaning. If you know that it does, you should also know why it does and be able to judge whether the cleaning disk stands a chance of helping you or not.

Re-design7 years ago
I've used cleaner disks when a disk was skipping and it quit skipping.

I've also used them when it didn't help.

seandogue7 years ago
when used correctly, they will polish minor imperfections from the surface of the disk. Beyond that, not really. They're not magic.