How to Clean a Blu-ray and DVDs Player

Why is it necessary for you to clean your Blu-ray player? After years of using, the dust on the player may cause some negative influence on it which may result in the failure of reading Blu-ray disc content. In order to prevent the Blu-ray player from being damaged by the dust or dirt, cleaning a Blu-ray player, especially the player lens is quite necessary. How to clean up a Blu-ray player? Are there any important tips that are helpful for you? It is time to follow the handy guide below.

Clean the outer case

This is the easiest part for you, to some extent. Keep the outer case of the Blu-ray player clean. Some Blu-ray players’ outer design is not totally enclosed, instead, there may be some holes on the surface. To prevent the dust and dirt from being caught in the player, you had better wipe out the dust and dirt frequently. This is quite easy for you to handle, you can use a dry towel to clean the surface even every day.

Clean the cooling vents

Cooling vents of a Blu-ray player are used to dissipate heat produced while working. The cooling vents can easily get caught in the dust and dirt after days’ using, and if they have not been cleaned for a very long time, the redundant dirt and dust may prevent the fresh air from coming inside which may cause the overheating issue of the player. You can clean the cooling vents about once a year with a soft brush. Do remember don’t bring any water to the cooling vents.

Clean Blu-ray player lens

The most important part of cleaning a Blu-ray player is to keep the lens clean. The lens is applied to read and burn the Blu-ray discs. If the dirt or dust were gathering on the surface of the lens, the lens will be obstructed to read the disc correctly. There are two ways to clean the player lens. The first one is simply that you only need to insert a cleaning disc. While the second way is more complicated which may require you to disassemble the disc drive for further cleaning. In most of the time, the Blu-ray player can be fully cleaned with the help of cleaning disc. Here is the detailed guideline for you.

Step 1: Buy a cleaning disc and apply the cleaning liquid with the proper quantity to the disc.

Step 2: Insert the cleaning disc with enough liquid to your Blu-ray player. Press “Play” on your player. 

Step 3: Wait in patience and pay attention to the screen where would show the related information about the cleaning process, including the finishing time and so on.

Step 4: Wait in patience and pay attention to the screen where would show the related information about the cleaning process, including the finishing time and so on.

If it is still not clean enough, or the player doesn’t work properly, you can alternatively wipe off the lenses with soft cotton containing isopropyl alcohol gently by hand. Finally, you may have to disassemble it or send it to a repair professional for further cleaning if the player still doesn’t work well.