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Dik will not spin and looks like the laser will not read

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Basically if the laser is bad, the disc won't even "try" to spin.

It needs a new laser because the old one is "burnt out". It's a really common problem with them.

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I run a repair business and that place has best prices aside from Hong Kong which I don't trust.

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