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Tips to Prevent Disc Damage

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Are you a PS4 gamer? Let’s face it, all of us want to keep our games in an optimal condition for as long as possible. Cleaning your PS4 discs is a great way to keep your games working for longer – and what better time than now to learn how it’s done! Here I’ll show you the easiest and most effective way to clean your PS4 discs, so you can get back to gaming!


Keeping your PlayStation 4 discs clean is important to preserving their value and ensuring they work properly. Keeping a disc clean can protect it from scratches and wear, maintain its longevity, and prevent the disc from skipping or stuttering during gameplay. This guide will teach you how to effectively clean a PS4 disc with a few simple household items.

To start, gather the following items:

-Microfiber cloth

-Soft cloth towel

-Isopropyl alcohol (70% concentration)

-Distilled water

Before cleaning an old PS4 game disc in your possession, be sure to check it carefully for any signs of damage like cracks or deep scratches that could impair gameplay. If any of these issues are present, it’s best to replace the disc with an original version rather than risking further damage through cleaning attempts.

How to clean ps4 disc

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Before you begin, it’s important to have the right materials on hand to make sure you don’t damage your PS4 discs. These include a soft cloth (like a microfiber cloth), water, rubbing alcohol, and cotton swabs or q-tips. You should never use liquids on the disc directly — only on the cloth.

Additionally, if you prefer not to use rubbing alcohol or water, store bought lens cleaning kits can be found at most electronics stores. These generally come as a spray that can safely be used directly on the disc itself and also contain one of more specialized cloths that work best with game console optical lenses. Whichever method looks best for your situation, it’s important to remember that discs need very gentle handling; rough treatment could cause permanent damage.

Disassembling the PS4 Disc Drive

Once you’ve opened up the PlayStation 4 system, it’s time to get to work on cleaning the disc drive. Begin by disassembling the drive in order to get access to its inside parts. Start by removing the front screws located at the back of the PS4 console and then pull out fully. You’ll now be able to see two exposed screws on either side of the disc drive that hold it in place; remove these screws and then pull out to remove.

Once this is done, turn off your PS4 system and unplug any power cables. Separate the spindle motor and laser unit from the main disc tray frame using a Phillips head or flathead screwdriver and lift away gently. From here, you can visually inspect all of its various parts for any dirt or dust build-up that may have occurred over time, paying special attention to tiny crevices on moving pieces such as gears. Use compressed air canisters or a cotton swab with alcohol solution to lightly clean whatever dust or dirt you find in these hard-to-reach spaces; if necessary, certain components such as metal brackets can be removed for deeper cleaning if needed. Reassemble all components before powering up your device once again.

Cleaning the Disc Drive

The disc drive on the PlayStation 4 is used for inserting discs, so it will need to be cleaned regularly to keep it working efficiently. Fortunately, it’s fairly simple to do. Here are some steps for cleaning your PS4 disc drive:

1. Turn off the power to the console and unplug any cords from the system.

2. With a soft cloth, lightly wipe down the outside of the disc drive and remove any dust or dirt.

3. Place a small amount of rubbing alcohol on another soft cloth or cotton swab, then wipe down both sides of your discs one at a time until they are squeaky clean again. Do not put pressure on documents when cleaning as this could cause scratches or other damage.

4. Once you have wiped down all your discs with rubbing alcohol, use a dry soft cloth to polish them off once more before putting them back in the PlayStation 4 console.

5. Re-connect all cords and power up your PS4 console again. Your clean discs should now be able to run smoothly again!

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Cleaning the Disc

It is very important to make sure your PS4 discs are clean and free of dust, dirt, and smudges. Fortunately, the process for cleaning a disc is actually quite simple and can be done with some basic cleaning materials that are likely already in your home.

To clean a disc, you will need a lint-free cloth, rubbing alcohol (70%) or white vinegar water (1 part vinegar to 4 parts water), a bowl with warm water, and a soft toothbrush.

First wet the cloth with the alcohol/vinegar water solution. Then take the disc out of its case and place it face down on the cloth to prevent further scratching. Gently rub away any dirt with your cloth in small circles until the entire disc is clean. Make sure not to scrub too hard! Once finished, dip the brush into warm water and use it to gently scrub away any remaining residue from the disc. Finally, use a dry lint-free cloth to dry off both sides of the disc before putting it back into its case.

It’s easy as that! If your discs appear foggy or have scratches on them that removing dirt does not address, then it might be time for you to invest in new discs or repair them using professional services provided by your local store or online retailer.

It is important to keep your PlayStation 4 discs clean in order to ensure they work properly and do not cause damage to your console or discs. With the right supplies and a little bit of patience, you’ll be able to keep your discs clean and free of dust in no time. Use alcohol or a specific cleaning solution that is suitable for electronics, such as Stoner’s Invisible Glass Cleaner or Isopropyl Alcohol. If you’re in a pinch, clean water can also be used. Gently brush the disc with a soft microfiber cloth until it is free of any fingerprints or dust particles. Once the disc has been cleaned, be sure to store it in its own case away from direct sunlight or excessively humid environments. Following these steps should ensure that your discs remain clean and functional for years to come!