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Old 02-17-2011, 03:09 AM   #1
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Default Best way to clean a Blu-ray disc?

I bought a used movie from Ebay and it has a few finger prints on it. Just wondering what is the best way to clean a BD disc on the side the laser reads from. Are there any no-no's? I've never bought a used disc before so this was the first time I actually had to worry about greasy fingerprints! Thanks.
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:53 AM   #2
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A very soft cloth. Unless you have a lot of dust or dirt, you really don't need a cleaner, just a very un-scratchy cloth. You can pick one up specifically for this at any retail store, but a nice soft t-shirt will do the trick.
Blu's are pretty tough to scratch, so you don't have to baby them too much. But I won't leave them lie around either.
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Old 02-17-2011, 04:22 AM   #3
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Just breathe on it like how you would clean prescription glasses and use your shirt to wipe off the debris.
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Old 02-17-2011, 04:38 AM   #4
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I use a soft chamios (or however you spell it) cloth on mine and that does the trick.
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:19 AM   #5
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Yeah, just blow steam on it from your mouth and wipe off with any soft cloth. I use a bandanna.
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:56 AM   #6
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Yea pretty much what they all said.
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:59 AM   #7
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I blow on it and then wipe with my dirty shirt. Seems to work.

For the real bad ones I just rinse under hot water.

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Old 02-26-2011, 06:45 PM   #8
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Doesn't have to be this one but any version works. If you buy alot of used discs, rent a lot or just have icky fingers around this is the most valuable thing you can own. Does not scratch discs and if used correctly can rub out pretty stuborn marks. This does not fix scratches but you definitely don't want to use scratch fixers, big no no.
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:03 PM   #9
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You could just act like you never saw fingerprints and only worry about a plan 'A' if, for some reason, the disc doesn't play.

It is a laser reading it and fingerprints shouldn't interfere.

All that being said - I'd still be cleaning my disc off too. Although I have gotten better over time and not worried about how it looks. If it plays, that's all that matters.

I've even gotten over the part thinking people on the street would snicker and whisper about me if they knew some of my discs had fingerprints on them. lol
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:08 PM   #10
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I just use a machine I have from when I cleaned DVDs but my blu-rays rarely get dirty since I lock them up.
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:38 AM   #11
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I just soak the disc in Sulphuric (Battery) Acid for 24 hours. Then the problem is gone! The disc is gone too, but you can't have everything! <grin>

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Old 02-27-2011, 06:53 AM   #12
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The suggestions just keep getting better and better.
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:52 AM   #13
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always work from the center to the outter of the disc and not in cirlces
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:57 PM   #14
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Never had to clean any.How would they get dirty?
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:25 AM   #15
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Which is weird, because this site has the Japanese edition of 5 Centimeters Per Second...

I just put it under water, and use a really soft cloth to dry it. Seems to work for me.
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:23 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Atreyu View Post
Yeah, just blow steam on it from your mouth and wipe off with any soft cloth. I use a bandanna.
This is what I do, but I'm becoming concerned. It's almost too easy. I guess I shouldn't worry. The hot air from my mouth is just water, after all.
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:54 AM   #17
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Blow on it or use a glasses cleaning cloth.
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:46 AM   #18
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Blow on it or use a glasses cleaning cloth.
Is using water recommened, you know, with the "glasses cleaning cloth"?
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:58 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by DimeMecka View Post
Never had to clean any.How would they get dirty?
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It's only happened to me once and it was just the other day. I put on Gnomeo and Juliette and after a few seconds got very loud digital noise. I thought the player or the AVR was at fault and so I swapped out the player and changed the AVR to Analog inputs... Still.

So finally I looked at the disc and it was covered with popcorn oil. I cleaned it with some glass cleaning fluid and a t-shirt and it was like new.

I buy lots of used Blus so sometimes I give them one clean just in case they are dirty. The scratch resistant coating really works well so all my used Blus still look new although if they come from a rental store they may have sharpie or stickers on the disc.

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Old 08-06-2011, 08:06 AM   #20
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Okay, I got a microfiber cloth and used it on the Blu-Ray I was trying to clean. It got the marks off perfectly, but the cloth left a ton of little hairs all over the place! What should I do? Go and buy a "lint free" cloth, or just keep wiping with the microfiber until the hairs are gone?

I think my Dad has a cloth he uses for his sunglasses, but it's kinda dirty. Should I use that instead?
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