Re: Cleaning DVDs?

There seems to be a division on how to properly clean a dvd.

Which is safer and more succesful between the two approaches?

A. Wipe in a circular motion, from the inside out

(follow the grain of the Disk)

B. Wipe from the center-out, then turn, wipe again until 360.

(go against the grain of the disk)

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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  • 1 decade ago

    B. If your cd has scratches against the grain of the disk the disk is less likely to skip or freeze as compared to a long scratch. if the scratch is going with the grain of the disk it will block more data in a row and be more likely to freeze up.

  • 1 decade ago


    I've used this method before and it works. Also, the warning label tells you not to use method A

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