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Upsamplers, DACs, jitter, shakes and analogue withdrawals, this is it.

Take the cover off. LOOK and see "is the CD spinning"?

The most common problems are around the CD failing to spin. *the motor typically will not be able to start the CD spinning from a particular spot.
Sometime manually starting the CD it will work.

Sometime it is a failure of the laser. This can be the actual laser or the electronics powering it. Even a simple capacitor may be all that is wrong.

Have you tried other CDs?

One other possible thing is the spindle level has been changed by accident.
Like two CDs in the tray, or a CD not placed correctly.
Anyway, the Cd rests of a plastic gizmo which in many players is a FRICTION fit to the motor spindle.
If it is out of spec, (too high or too low) no play. IF the Cd spins. note is it rubbing?
Also the CD will spin maybe twenty revolutions and if the laser is failing to read, the CD will stop turning.
This may be either the laser is not working, or it cannot read the menu on the CD.

Another thing may be DIRT on the laser lens so big the laser just cannot read anything right.

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