I bought a used Pioneer CLD-D503 Laserdisc player about 4 years ago and use it occasionally. I've probably played about 50 movies in it since buying it with no real problems. Sometimes when I would insert a disc, the display would sit there on CLOSE, and it wouldnt realize the drawer had closed, so I would eject it and reclose it and it would then work, but other than that, the player would work fine. Then last night I went to watch my copy of Robin Hood Men in Tights and everything started up fine, and then about 20 minutes into the movie, I noticed the player was making a really loud grinding noise. The movie played fine so I didnt think much of it. Then a few minutes later, it started skipping real bad. I knew the disc was clean, but I ejected it anyway, and to my horror, there was a band of fine scratches all the way around the disc, about halfway in from the hub. Since I realized the disc was already ruined, I stuck in the other side to see if it would do the same thing, and like before, it would play fine at the beginning, then about 20 minutes in, it started doing the smae thing with the same scratches on the disc. I checked prices on ebay for another player and theyre getting high for questionable hardware. Does anyone think I might be able to fix this? Is it possible that something inside the player just got loose and is dragging on the disc? It appears that the scratches are physically in the same position on the disc. My Laserdisc player is at the bottom of my rack on a very cluttered shelf, so it would take considerable effort to pull the player out to open it up, so I wanted to get someones feedback on here before I start to tear it apart. Thanks for any info anyone has.