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Hello Churen,
If the everything powers on when you push the power button and the optical reader laser is not coming on, then I am sorry to say that this is a serious problem. The optical reader assembly is one of the most expensive parts to replace or work on. If you do not see the laser when you load a disc while you have the cover off, then that means there is a problem with this component and the cheapest solution is to trash it and buy a new player. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but please do not take my word for it call around and get some free quotes from local repair shops and do some research online.

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