XBOX Laser Lens Cleaning – White Paper

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XBOX Laser Lens Cleaning

Eliminate Skipping, Distortion and Freezing by Cleaning Your XBOX System’s Laser Lens

Skipping, freezing and distortion are not always caused by dirty or scratched discs. Often, a dirty laser lens in your XBOX is the cause of playback problems. Even if a game disc plays, a dirty lens can prevent information from being read clearly, resulting in reduced audio and video quality. So before you determine that a disc repair is in order, make sure your XBOX is reading through a clean optical lens. You need a quality XBOX lens cleaner.


The Nuts and Bolts of Optical Disc and Laser Lens Technology
A full-sized optical disc is 120mm in diameter and 1.2mm thick. It’s made mostly of polycarbonate plastic, with a thin layer of metal at its core. The data information on a disc is stored in a spiral track of pits molded into the polycarbonate plastic layer. On a dual layer disc, the second data layer is stored beneath the first layer. The pits are then coated with a reflective metal (typically aluminum), and then a final protective layer of acrylic is applied before the label is printed.

The laser and lens system of the XBOX reads the data contained in the pits by passing a laser beam through the clear polycarbonate layer, reflecting off the aluminum layer and hitting an opto-electronic device that detects changes in light. The “bumps” of the data pits reflect light differently than the “lands” (the flat areas of the aluminum layer with no data stored), and the opto-electronic sensor detects that change in reflectivity. The electronics in the drive interpret the changes in reflectivity in order to read the bits that make up the bytes of data.

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The Importance of a Clean Lens
Small airborne contaminates, such as dust, hair, lint or smoke residue often get into XBOX systems and settle onto the laser lens. These contaminants can adversely affect playback. Just as smudged or dirty eyeglasses are difficult to see through, a laser focused through a dirty lens is unable to accurately reflect light off the disc surface and read the signal correctly. This can lead to tracking errors that can cause distortion, skipping or freezing during disc playback. An XBOX lens cleaner can help.


Cyclone Clean™ Technology Safely Cleans XBOX Laser Lenses
For optimal performance, laser lens cleaning is recommended after every 40 hours of use, or every three months. The question is; how do you clean them? Not only is the laser lens hard to reach, but a laser lens is quite easy to knock out of alignment and even easier to scratch. Fortunately, safe and gentle XBOX lens cleaner is possible with the innovative 10-brush Cyclone Clean™ Process found in Digital Innovations’ CleanDr® for XBOX® Laser Lens Cleaner. Ten clusters of ultra-fine synthetic fibers arranged in a cyclone configuration trap and remove dust, dirt and micro-particles from the system’s laser lens to ensure crisp, clear audio, video and game playback.

Brush Cyclone Process For XBOX


Bonus Feature: Image and Sound Calibration Tools
CleanDr® for XBOX® Laser Lens Cleaner includes Home Theater Image & Sound Calibration Tools to help maintain ideal audio and visual playback settings. By following the simple on screen instructions, the audio and video settings of your home entertainment system will be fine tuned to maximize your viewing pleasure.


An Optical Lens Cleaning Solution for All Your Electronic Devices
By utilizing the 10-brush Cyclone Clean™ Process, Digital Innovations offers the best available products to safely and effectively clean the laser lenses on all your electronic devices. Whether for your home theater, game system, car or computer, Digital Innovations offers a laser lens cleaner that meets your individual needs. Keep your disc player’s optical lens clean and reading clearly with the Digital Innovations CleanDr® line of optical lens cleaners.


CleanDr® Laser Lens Cleaning for Home Theater
This family includes the CleanDr® Laser Lens Cleaner, CleanDr® for DVD Laser Lens Cleaner and CleanDr® for Blu-ray Laser Lens Cleaner. The CleanDr® Laser Lens Cleaner is specifically engineered to clean any CD player laser lens. CleanDr® for DVD Laser Lens Cleaner is optimized for all DVD players and delivers premium playback quality. The CleanDr® for Blu-ray Laser Lens Cleaner also features Zero-Clearance™ Technology to safely and effectively clean the laser lens on your Blu-ray player.


CleanDr® Laser Lens Cleaning for Gaming
This family includes CleanDr® for XBOX® Laser Lens Cleaner, and CleanDr® for Playstation 3 Laser Lens Cleaner. The CleanDr® for XBOX® Laser Lens Cleaner is specifically engineered to clean the laser lens on any XBOX® gaming system. CleanDr® for Playstation 3® Laser Lens Cleaner also features Zero-Clearance™ Technology to safely and effectively clean the Blu-ray compatible laser lens on your Playstation 3 gaming system.

For all of your electronic entertainment devices, you can count on Digital Innovations to provide the safest, best performing product on the market.

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