Accidentally touching the laser of a cd/dvd burner on a laptop?

Hi guys, I was burning cds on my new laptop.. and when I took the cd out, I forgot to close the drive and I put my hand down and it touched the laser. Do you think anything it is messed up now, or the quality of the laser has decreased?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Althought touching the laser of the burner is not recommended, it cannot severely damage it unless you clean it, I recommend using Windex on a Qtip and rub one end on the laser, and drying it with the other end. In short, your laser is not severly damaged, it will not affect your burner's overall quality.

  • boarts
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You might have messed it up, They are touchy things, trying burning a cd again and see what happens. If not you can always buy a new one. But i'm going to say you should be okay.

  • 1 decade ago

    There shouldn't be a problem.

    If it causes problems (i.e. can't play CDs or gives errors recording), take a Q-tip and soak it in Windex (ammonia based cleaner) and *very* lightly rub the lens clean.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It should still work if not clean it carefully with computer pressurized cleaner.or clean it with a q-tip and then blast the lenses with air it should be ok if not contact your doctor for further instructions.

  • 1 decade ago

    not yet but open it again and with a cotton bud(qtip?)clean your fingerprint off the lens with methylated spirits or eyeglass cleaner and allow to dry

  • 1 decade ago

    if its dirty u can put 1 drop of alcohol and let it dry it will clear the dirt from the center

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