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CD-ROM won't spin up

I insert a disc and it just begins to spin up, then it stops completely.Why?

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When the CD drive doesn't detect a disc or can't read a optical disc, it stops spinning. Perhaps you need a new CD drive or Lens needs cleaning.

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