How to clean a DVD or Blu Ray disc

Also Clean Playstation 3 or XBOX 360 discs

Cleaning your DVDs and gaming discs correctly can extend their life and make them last longer.
Cleaning your DVDs and gaming discs correctly can extend their life and make them last longer. | Source

10/3/2011

Someone once told me there was a trick to everything and I believe that you can extend the life of your DVD or Blu ray movies by cleaning the discs correctly, this also works with gaming discs like XBOX 360 and Playstation 3.

Since DVDs - Blu Rays and gaming discs are so expensive these days you want to take extra special care when handling them so you do not scratch or damage them,the correct way to remove a disc is to push the center button and release the disc into your fingers, you should always hold the disc with you fingers around the outside edge and your thumb in the hole in the middle of the disc. Please see the video below.

When cleaning a disc,you can use either toilet paper or paper towels.

Spray plenty of eyeglass cleaner on the disc,then start from the center and go straight out,repeat that motion until you have gone completly around the disc.

DO NOT GO IN A CIRCULAR MOTION

If you go in a circular motion you will scratch the disc and possibly ruin it,trust me don't make that mistake.

Always start form the center and go straigh out in a single motion, repeat until it is clean.

This will extend the life of your disc

If you are careful when you handle your discs and follow my correct way of cleaning the discs it will extend the life of the disc.

Do not over clean a disc

Only clean the disc if it has spots on it and it is skipping or if it has something on the surface.

You can over clean a disc.

Also if you get something on it like peanut butter or a lollipop - make sure to let that dry before you clean it off.

Remove the substance so it dosen't scratch your disc when you do clean it.

As an example pick off the lollipop when it is clean and leave oit out to dry for awhile before you clean it,then clean it just like in the video,it will work and it won't damage your disc.

I have cleaned just about everything you can imagine off of a DVD disc, it is truly amazing what can get on a DVD disc but if you follow these instructions I promise it will work and extend the life of your DVD and not damage it.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, I hope it helps and as always GOD-BLESS-US-ALL.

How to correctly clean a DVD or Blu Ray Disc

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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

@CMhypno @ Kims3003 - Thank you both for stopping by, this is just a trick I learned and thought I would pass it on since games and movies are so expensive these days... GEESH 60.00 for a game a kid can beat in a night...IDK


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CMHypno 5 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

Good tips - I had a problem with a DVD a few weeks ago and had no clue as to what to do to clean it!


kims3003 5 years ago

Just what I was looking for - very well done and easy to follow!!


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

@Hale12783 - I sure will I write a sports blog as well.

Maybe we can swap links ;0)

@Ktrapp - You are so welcome

Anyone who want to can follow me on twitter @driftoff2dream


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hale12783 5 years ago from New York

Good hub man. Very informative. You should check some of mine out sometime. I'm gonna follow your hubs from now on. You can follow me on here, or on twitter @HaleSportsGuy


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ktrapp 5 years ago from Illinois

Thanks for answering Manthy. I always use the fluid that comes with it and will make sure I always do.


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

@Ktrapp - No it won't do any harm as long as you use that fluid, that is the key with those ;0)

Thanks for stopping by I will repay the favor soon

Manthy


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ktrapp 5 years ago from Illinois

I have this little device that you put discs in to clean them after putting some cleaning fluid on them. But, I am wondering if in the long run it is doing more harm than good because it goes in a circular motion and not out from the center of the disc as you suggest.


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

@d. william - You are welcome maybe it will help people to extend the life of those expensive gaming system disc's - that really was the idea when I wrote it.

Thanks for stopping by - I will visit more of your hubs soon.

Manthy


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

Good hub. Very helpful. Thanks for the info.


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

@Blog8jay - I learned this working at a rental store, if you go in a circular motion you can damage the disc.

@SubRon7 - a soft towel will do fine in fact they make them specifically for cleaning discs - I own one but I think tissue is just as effective

Thanks for the questions

Manthy


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SubRon7 5 years ago from eastern North Dakota

Paper towel or toilet paper, correct? Not a soft cloth? Why "not" a soft cloth?


blog8withJ 5 years ago

Hey.. that was helpful. I always clean the disc in circular motion...Man, that's why!


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

@MIB - Sounds like a good plan to me - Have a great day.


mib56789 5 years ago

Practical. But I clicked useful cause practical wasn't an option. Now your readers can go check out my HUB and buy that Lion King Blu Ray disc with no worries. (Smile!)


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

@misspeachesx - Thanks for the kind words - you can still write the hub, I mean everything has already been written we all just rewrite our story.

Take care


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misspeachesx 5 years ago from Northeast, Washington

Excellent hub. I was actually thinking about writing an article about how to properly clean discs.

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