Is it a good idea to get a DVD drive cleaning disc?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by oxband, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. oxband macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2009
    I've been having a lot of problems lately writing DVD's with my MBP. I'm wondering if it might be a good idea to get one of those discs with tiny bristles that one inserts to clean the drive. I'm wondering if maybe there is some matter in there that is causing the problem. thoughts?
  2. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020


    Feb 16, 2012
    I'm not sure how well they work, if at all, in slot loading drives.
  3. 01mggt macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2010
    Take it with a grain of salt but I have used them before with no issues. But I wasn't having any issues to begin with. Was simply doing it to keep dust from building up.
  4. yly3 macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2011
    Hey. I have a 2007 MBP which would not read/write blank DVDs so I inserted my cleaning DVD and it solved the issue ! Just let it run around 5 minutes.

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