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Dreamcast turned off when there's a disk in it

I recently played my old dreamcast, after playing it for ~30 min, the dreamcast stopped reading any disk (asked to insert disk and refused to read any), soon it went off. After leaving it for few min, I powered it on, it went on, I put in a disk, it still didnt read the disk (and I aslo didnt hear the spinning sound coming out from the machine). So I turned it off, turned it back on (with the disk inside), and it went on for 1 sec and went off. I tried this several times and got the same results. Could anyone help me? Thank you.

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