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      06-05-2012, 10:41 AM   #1
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bump! anyone try a lens cleaner in their nav systems?
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bump! anyone try a lens cleaner in their nav systems?
i just use a damp microfiber towel
then i wipe it with a dry microfiber towel
i don't like to use any lens cleaners as sometimes these screens have a protective coating on them, and the lens cleaners might damage it
like on the iphone screen
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i just use a damp microfiber towel
then i wipe it with a dry microfiber towel
i don't like to use any lens cleaners as sometimes these screens have a protective coating on them, and the lens cleaners might damage it
like on the iphone screen
huh? i'm talking about the lens inside the nav system. the thing that reads the disk
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i just use a damp microfiber towel
then i wipe it with a dry microfiber towel
i don't like to use any lens cleaners as sometimes these screens have a protective coating on them, and the lens cleaners might damage it
like on the iphone screen
Yeah I was going to say distilled water and microfiber frequently. Keep it from getting dirty enough to need higher horsepower intervention...
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huh? i'm talking about the lens inside the nav system. the thing that reads the disk
Sorry
Didn't read the whole question
I guess my 6th grade teacher was right
I should read the whole question before answering
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does anyone know if this works in the 08 nav system?

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Why do you feel you need to clean the lens? I've always believed that the last thing you'd want is a brush sweeping across the laser assembly. You don't want anything touching that so unless you can blow it off with just air (unlikely in a car unit) I wouldn't use anything on it.
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Sorry
Didn't read the whole question
I guess my 6th grade teacher was right
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HAHA ditto!
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Why do you feel you need to clean the lens? I've always believed that the last thing you'd want is a brush sweeping across the laser assembly. You don't want anything touching that so unless you can blow it off with just air (unlikely in a car unit) I wouldn't use anything on it.
the reason was because the unit is making noise while reading the disk and i just thought it could be from dust.
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the reason was because the unit is making noise while reading the disk and i just thought it could be from dust.
I wouldn't recommend lens cleaner unless you're having disk reading problems.
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the reason was because the unit is making noise while reading the disk and i just thought it could be from dust.
I would try cleaning the disc before I would attempt cleaning the laser.
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Why not a Q tip and some isopropyl alcohol? That's what ive used to clean the lens on CD players.
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Why not a Q tip and some isopropyl alcohol? That's what ive used to clean the lens on CD players.
One problem. How do you get access to the laser assembly in a car audio unit without removing it from the car and taking it apart?
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One problem. How do you get access to the laser assembly in a car audio unit without removing it from the car and taking it apart?
gotcha.
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One problem. How do you get access to the laser assembly in a car audio unit without removing it from the car and taking it apart?
did you open the link in the original post?
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did you open the link in the original post?
no, he's right and i'm wrong.
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did you open the link in the original post?
This was in reference to the Qtip and alcohol method.
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This was in reference to the Qtip and alcohol method.
ahh. didnt realize that. ok so it sounds like my original idea is out? no one has really made it seem like a good idea.
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