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Won't play cds or dvds

Press play and it struggles to read the disc. ho2 no play comes up. any ideas please?!

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The same thing happens on my one - i opened the case and took a cd that i had in slot number one out - i have noticed that when i am trying to use slot number one in a dvd player this error appears - i just stopped using it and all other slots work just fine

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You need a new motor in yr dvd player i had same problem had new motor works now

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