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Dvd in lop top won't read the cd or dvd correctly

My lop top ,dell inspiron E1405 .The dvd is not reading the dvd player or cd is a compact disc RW and DVD . yeaterday it was working good but today stop reading it good is making bad sounds
can you give me some advice
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Try to clean the lens with a lens cleaner....

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