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Gerard Martin

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Experiencing audio dropouts believe due
to dust/dirt, have no problem with Coax
input so receiver DVD player OK. TIA.
 

Chu Gai

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You might consider visiting your local camera store and obtaining cleaning fluid that's used for lenses. There are also lintless type 'q-tip' products that'll help you get into tight spaces. Then follow it up with a blast of compressed air. I take it you've confirmed the cable is not at fault.
 

Ted Lee

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i use some q-tippy type stuff i got (i think) from rat-shack. it doesn't have cotten at the end...it's more like a spongy material. it has an extra long handle so it's pretty versatile.

i also think a good blast of canned-air should do the trick.

btw - i've been using the optical connections on my md from day one, but i've never cleaned them. i wonder if something else (maybe like chu said...the cable) is really the problem.
 

John Royster

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Recommended cleaning for fiber optic ends is isopropyl alcohol and lint free cloth. This is for communications fiber optics, so I guess the same could apply for consumer based TosLink stuff.
 

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