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How to Clean a Game Disc

No matter how careful you are with the discs for your console games, they're going to get dirty after a while. Whether it's dirt, dust or even a few fingerprints, your games will need a light cleaning. Your gaming console can only read clean discs, so follow these simple steps to get your discs clean and get you back in the game.

What you'll need:

  • Cotton balls.
  • Microfiber cloth.
  • Tap water.

Step 1: Clean disc with a damp cloth.

Use some regular tap water to moisten your microfiber cloth. Then, with straight strokes going from the center of the disc out towards the edges, wipe the disc. Do not wipe in circles since this can create scratches and affect how the disc is read.

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Step 2: Dry the disc.

Take a cotton ball, and using the same center-to-edge strokes, dry the disc. Press lightly to avoid adding any lint or scratches to the disc.  

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Step 3: Let disc air dry.

After drying your game disc with a cotton ball, let the disc air dry to ensure all moisture is gone from your disc's surface. This should only take 2 minutes.  

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Step 4: Test disc.

Now that you've cleaned your disc, put it into your console and try it out. If it still doesn't work, check the surface for scratches and try to clean it again.  

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