Try cleaning the laser lens with a gentle solvent -- e.g. alcohol and a cotton wool stick, putting no pressure on lens assembly.
Again with bud, use a very light lubricant on the rails, cogs etc of drawer mech. Also see if you can access the drawer belt drive and clean the belt and pulley wheels with alcohol.
Beyond that, I'd look for an old Marantz or other deck which uses the Philips swing arm laser assembly. You can spot them from the curved cutout in the drawer. These late 80s and early 1990's players sound fab and are so over-engineered that some will even work with CDRW (though they were designed before such a thing existed).