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Cleaning laser should help. Some people had good results with tiny bit of mineral oil on the rails of the laser carriage. Be careful with it - just tiny amount.
My CDP had Philips mechanism with magnetic clamp disk holding CD. This disk had felt on it, that got worn-out leaving gap (CDs wobble a little). Let us know.
They are cheap for a new laser $30, and if you have some mechanical electronic ability you can do the job yourself in 1/2-1hr.
Or get a new one ripped by the service guys for a couple of hundred dollars labor, and they’ll charge over $100 also for the laser. (they won't like the idea of you supplying the laser, as they can't make on that too)
I do not believe it is the laser itself going bad ( optical ), as it has been my experience, since the early 80's and the intro to cd playback, the laser reads, or not. Likely, a transport situation ( mechanical ), as mentioned above. Maybe a good cleaning of the internals, or, an alignment, is necessary. At one time, I was able to do the laser assembly replacement myself, but the eyes, and hands, are not what they were ( thank goodness my ears are in fine shape ). The player, as I spoke highly about it on another thread of yours, is worth getting repaired.