Meridian 508 CD repair?


My Meridian 508 CD player is 'skipping' persistently .

It appears that Meridian USA are no longer servicing these units.

Does anyone know if there are any independent repair specialists for this unit?
spytrapper
Marc Koval, find his info at meridian unplugged dot com. 
You may also contact Kaosun through kaosuncd.com. If CD mechanism is no longer available and laser got weak (thats the worst case scenario, but usually skipping may be cured by lens cleaning or tracking/focus balance re-adjustment) he knows how to put and align new laser
Thanks! for sharing- spytrapper

it s hard to imagine that Meridian no longer supports this player?
As much as this brand's products cost the consumer, they should stand behind them.
I suggest to clean a lens with isopropyl alcohol (IPA) first. In majority of cases proper lens cleaning solves the problem.
I suggest to clean a lens with isopropyl alcohol (IPA) first. In majority of cases proper lens cleaning solves the problem. 
Try this, but if it's still no good, it's new laser time CDM12.5 / VAM1205
cheap enough, and if your just a little mechanical an easy replacement Go the whole mechanism as it's easier than just replacing the laser.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/For-Philips-OPTICAL-PICK-UP-Laser-Driver-CDM12-4-12-5-VAM1204-VAM1205-Mechanism-/152357329357?hash=item23793459cd:g:pFAAAOSw3mpXGye-

Cheers George 
An update- spytrapper?
I'm waiting on a new laser mechanism to arrive (thanks George) and will hopefully have some time this weekend to install it... fingers crossed and thanks for the kind responses and suggestions.
Be mindful on some lasers on the ribbon cable there was an anti static solder bridging blob that needs the be removed after installation otherwise it won’t work.

https://www.consolezombie.com/Images/WiiDVDLaser/wii-laser-solder-point.jpg


https://www.consolezombie.com/Images/WiiDVDLaser/wii-laser-solder-point-removed.jpg


Cheers George
Thanks - that might explain why the repair hasn't worked! 
No anti static solder bridge on my unit... looks like the replacement laser has not worked :(
Too bad- the 508 was a nice machine in its day. Not surprising bough that it’s no longer supported- it’s a 20 year old machine. A Few companies continue to support 20 plus year old stuff. In hifi, I know Bryston does. In watches, a 20 year old Patek, Rolex or Omega is easy. A 50 year old Leica camera is easy too. Old benzes are also easy but not cheap. 

A friend recently spent $500 to repair an older 808 and unfortunately the repair was only partially effective.