CD player start up delay

I have a rotel rcd-970 that i bought used a couple years ago. At first it worked fine, but now it seeems to hve problems spinning up discs. When i put a cd in i often have to press play then stop it nd try again or switch to suffle to get it started. Once it is going it works fine and sounds great. This is rather annoying as i use the player mny times per day. Is there anything i can do to fix this problem or is it just starting to wear out. Thanks in advance. Carl
Carl first try one of those CD lens cleaning discs to ensure that the lens isn't dust covered. If that doesn't help, then you are likely experiencing the symptoms of a degrading laser pickup which requires technical expertise to replace & properly align. I've experienced this too, & had to buy a new pickup assembly.