Finally figured out why my DVD player wasn’t loading discs. Googled the brand and discovered it’s got a viable life of about 3 years until the spinny motor dies.
Mine lasted 5 years.
Some people think that DVD players are not essential equipment. Those people are not fangirls with both Pirates of the Carribbean 3 and Cloverfield sitting on top of their teevee.
Did some searching online to familiarize myself with the current offerings. I ran over to Fred Meyers this morning and found the exact Phillips one that had gotten good reviews was on sale for $40.
I took the money from my Sonic Screwdriver Fund, which normal people would call the Miscellaneous Fund.