What is best way to clean optical terminals

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Gerard Martin, Jun 2, 2002.

  1. Gerard Martin

    Gerard Martin Second Unit

    Joined:
    May 22, 2000
    Messages:
    366
    Likes Received:
    0
    Experiencing audio dropouts believe due
    to dust/dirt, have no problem with Coax
    input so receiver DVD player OK. TIA.
     
  2. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2001
    Messages:
    7,270
    Likes Received:
    1
    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.
     
  3. Ted Lee

    Ted Lee Lead Actor

    Joined:
    May 8, 2001
    Messages:
    8,390
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  4. John Royster

    John Royster Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2001
    Messages:
    1,088
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     

Share This Page