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Cd-rom wont load

My cd rom wont work i have tried using a lens cleaner but to no avail can you help as I am not very technical, I have a philips desk top computer

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It sounds like it could be a faulty laser with your CD-ROM drive, unfortanelty this means you will have to get the machine repaired. and the laser replaced.

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