My Rotel 1072 has started to not start unless I jog the cd tray open and shut and, or advance the tracks up a few. It was dependable until this suddenly started. Is it usually an expensive repair? We only have one repair shop in town. Maybe I will have to mail it out for repair as I did my dead Onix amp.
Sounds like the laser is dying. Usually, replacing it is unfortunately cheaper in our throw away society. You should get an estimate then decide. If it's real old, you may just be better off with one that's new and up to date. I had a heavily played Sony cd player that gave out after 7 years. It couldn't play cdrs and it would have cost more to fix than replace, so out it went.
He's close to retirement, Kevin, and hasn't been a Rotel dealer for several years. I still have a nice Rotel CD player he modded some years ago and he recently told me that he still has several mechanisms for these players. Here's the deal though, I'm a friend and he is still willing to work on my stuff. He may not even take your call. I'd be happy to give you the number though, give me some time to give you a lead in and it may be OK.