If the source DVD is very dirty, will it damage the burner?



The kids DVDs that i borrowed from the library are all very dirty.
My question is: will this damage the burner?

Since dvd writer is so affordable today. maybe i should buy another one just for these messy discs.


You can clean a DVD with a cloth, soap and water.



Technically, no it wont as its just a laser beam pointed at the disc and the reflections read back.

Of course if the dirt is large lumps of grit etc then it will but I would hope you will remove things like that before using the disc.


And in the worst case that dirt could damage the laser unit/PUH.


Thank you all for the replies.
I’ll just clean them before putting into the drive