I have a Panasonic DVDa-100 that I bought in '97. It was a good workhorse for a couple of years, 'til I upgraded to a 5 discer. The a-100 got moved to my bedroom. This evening, it froze on me. I put a disc in, and it just froze on a picture about 1 minute into the movie. No amount of button pushing could get me to anywhere else. So I removed the disc, checked to see if any dirt/scratches were on it, nothing. The image was still frozen on the screen, even with the disc out. So, I put it back in, and it read "no disc". I tried another 2 discs, and it didn't detect either of those as well, just "no disc". So, what happened? Laser burnt out? Is it worth fixing, or just buy a replacement? Anything like this happen to anyone else? 4 years seems like an awfuuly short lifespan for any piece of electronic equipment.