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I get a disk error indication when I try to play any disk.

I haven't used my Magnavox CDB650 in a while (6 months- 1 year). When I tried to play a disk the other day, It loaded the disk, appeared to be spinning inside, but I got a ''disk error'' indication. I tried other disks, and got the same result. It could be dust related. If so, are there products I could get to clean the laser?

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    When i load disc it fails to read and takes forever to to get back out?

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Laser is dirty try a cleaning disc one with little brush on it,if your lucky it will work if not the laser will have to be cleaned with isyprpanol

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