Have you done an adequate search for a replacement? Try partstore.com. Also, there are many suppliers for transports on ebay, I would think somewhere in the world a NOS transport should be available.
Thanks, Dan. Yes, I've done what I think is an exhaustive search. It is listed at partstore.com but the notation there is that it is no longer available. There are a few on ebay but all are used and are so expensive they don't make sense.
I've even investigated units that have similar part numbers but the configuration of them is different enough that I'm not sure they would work. Some of them are inexpensive enough that I may give it a try, anyway. It's such a great sounding player I hate to put it in the dumpster so I'll keep looking.
Raymonda - appreciate your good wishes.
I agree with you, probably 90% of my playing time is from a hard drive, 9% from mog.com (now beatsmusic.com) and only rarely from a CD. And this is essentially just a backup to another player so I don't really need it, just don't want to dump it if someone can use it. It was a fine player and its stereo analog output is probably better than what you'd get from a modest standalone DAC.