CD ROM not working
When the CD does not read any disk, that is usually because of a problem with the
optical laser lens that is dirty, faulty or opaque, and will start
operating on certain disks better than others.
In that case you will hear disk spinning, whirring and clicking, but
the TOC (table of content track at start of CD will not be read,
therefore the error.
When this problem is beginning you may be able to read only CD, DVD or
Blue ray, or for example only DVD-R and not +R , or only to read and
not to write and so on. After more prolonged usage , often the unit
goes losing the rest of functions, and ends up not reading anything at
If instead there is no noise, and disk does not spin at all , then
there is a faulty motor, or the motor micro-switch is bad. This
situation is far less common than the lens problem.
Try first using a CD lens cleaner disk to clean the lens. If that does
not work you will need to disassemble the drive , and clean lens
directly with cotton tips and isopropyl alcohol, or to replace the CD drive unit.