Wipe the DVD with a microfiber cloth. These fabrics are lint-free and attract dust.
Fill a bowl with equal parts hot water and rub alcohol. Steam a microfiber cloth with the alcohol solution. Twist out the fabric well.
Carefully wipe the DVD with the microfiber cloth. Wipe in a straight line from the rim and center hub of the DVD.
Put the DVD in vertical position to air dry.
Use window cleaner for an alternative method of cleaning DVDs. Spray a small amount of window cleaner on a microfiber cloth. Wipe the DVD, working in a straight line from the rim to the center. Let the DVD unit air dry.
Only hold DVDs on the outer rim. Touching the surface of the DVD will leave stains and fingerprints.
Make sure the DVD is properly inserted in the DVD player before closing the tray. The DVD should fit snugly in the edge of the tray.
Remove scratches from DVDs immediately. Although deep scratches usually cannot be removed, small surface scratches may be buffered out. Moisten your finger with water and apply a bottle of plain white toothpaste to your finger. Gently rub the toothpaste over the rope in a circular motion. Clean the DVD listed above after removing the scraper.
Save DVDs in their case when not in use. This will prevent them from being scratched and protect them from dust.
Keep DVDs away from hot surfaces, direct sunlight, heaters and radiators. Excessive heat can cause damage.
Tips and warnings
Gone are the days of VHS tape. Most people now watch movies on DVDs. Unlike VHS tape, DVDs are easily discarded and damaged if they are not properly cleaned and disposed of. Dirt, dirt and dust accumulate on DVDs if they are not routinely cleaned. This can lead to interference in the movie you are watching. Cleaning and disposing of DVDs ensures that the movie plays smoothly and that the DVD lasts a long time.