Problem after using a CD laser lens cleaner . . .
I was rearranging my CD collection two nights ago and ran across an old Milty CD laser lens cleaner in my rack. It has been sitting for years and I didn't have any liquid for it, but I checked and the brushes were still soft and flexible.
I used it once when I first bought it in the CD player that I had at the time, but I don't remember whether or not I used the liquid with it. I put it in my CD player and ran it through it's paces as the instructions said, but just with the dry brushes.
When I took it out, I noticed that the surface of the disc had a lot of light scratches on it. I then noticed that the system wasn't sounding as clear and distinct as it did before. I also suddenly had a excessive amount of bass.
Finally, this morning, I took the CD that I played all night out of the player before going to work. When I closed the drawer, the player kept trying to load. It never came back with the 'No Disc' message and I couldn't get the tray to open back up.
I unplugged it and let it sit for a minute before plugging it back in. It came back up still trying to load, but I was finally able to get the tray to open. I closed it and when it tried to load, it took longer than usual. It did eventually realize that there wasn't a CD in the tray and displayed the 'No Disc' message.
Someone at work suggested that one or more bristles from one of the brushes may have come off and are on the lens. I'm wondering if it's that, or did I maybe scratch the lens.
Does anyone have any experience with this and a solution, or does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations?