How to test if my DVD-RW drive broke?


Well-Known Member
It might just be dirty. You can buy buy a cleaning disk that has a small brush that would clean the lens as it spun in the drive. They cost around $3.

Optical drives are quickly going the route of the floppy drive. Not many new computers even come with them anymore.


Staff member
You can just use a q tip and rubbing alcohol to clean the lens. Those brush disks do work but since you can physically access the lens easier and cheaper to do it yourself.