I got my SCD-1 in early 2000, and it stopped playing in less than a year. I took it into Sony service, and they fixed it under warranty. They said one of the little servo motors was replaced, don't remember which one any more. Sounded like it might have cost $100-$200 without the warranty. Before it broke, I would leave it on Pause when not listening, and this may have kept one of the motors running continuously. Now, I hit the stop button when I don't want to listen any more. No problems since then. I remember seeing posts on Audiogon complaining about SCD-1 failures; suggest you do a search in the archives. Good luck.