follow the instructions that come with the compressed air product. Never touch the
lens in the drive.
If you notice problems, such as skipping, with the playback quality of your
media, try cleaning the discs.
1 Hold the disc by its outer edge. You can also touch the inside edge of the
around the disc.
2 With a soft, lint-free cloth, gently wipe the bottom of the disc (the
unlabeled side) in a straight line from the center to the outer edge of the
For stubborn dirt, try using water or a diluted solution of water and mild
soap. You can also purchase commercial products that clean discs and
provide some protection from dust, fingerprints, and scratches. Cleaning
products for CDs are also safe to use on DVDs.
Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only)
Technician assisted technical support requires the cooperation and
participation of the customer in the troubleshooting process and provides for
restoration of the operating system, software programs, and hardware drivers
to the original default configuration as shipped from Dell, as well as the
verification of appropriate functionality of the computer and all Dell-installed
hardware. In addition to this technician assisted technical support, online
technical support is available at support.dell.com. Additional technical
support options may be available for purchase.
Always use compressed air to clean the lens in the optical drive, and
To help prevent damage to the surface, do not wipe in a circular motion