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Care For Your CDs

Thursday, March 9th, 2006 by | Filed Under: File & Disk Management

Care For Your CDs

How often do you use CDs? Maybe you use a software CD every day or you listen to music CDs all the time. Whatever you may use a CD for, it’s very important to take good care of them so they can perform at their best.

As you know, CDs are very fragile and they need to be handled with extreme care, or they could instantly get dirty, get scratched or snap in half. You should only hold CDs by the outer edges or by the center hole with one finger.

To clean off any smudges, take a clean, soft and lint free cloth and wipe the backside surface of the CD. Start wiping from the center, moving outwards and wipe across the disc instead of in circles. Going in a circular motion can cause minor scratches, which will ruin the data on the CD.

If a simple once over doesn’t do the job, you can use a slightly damp cloth to wipe over the CD again. You should always keep your CDs away from dust, liquids, household cleaners or any other corrosive products.

You should also try to keep your CD players clean by dusting them every so often. Always try to keep your CDs in their protective cases to try and combat any problems. CDs are a big part of the world today and if you use them often, you should do all you can to keep them safe and clean. Of course, this tip can also be used for DVDs.

~ Erin

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