pioneer CLD-900 was working fine til'I nabbed a sweet deal on a 200 laserdisc collection. Now she whirs and scratches or maybe more accurately ,burns the disc. Purchased in Japan in 82 and rarely used. Held on to it because I had about a few rare rock R&B and jazz concert disc. Any suggestions would be appreciated since I've already opened it and am probably at the point of no return.
If it's spinning the Disc, and scratching the surface, that's different than a melted/burned disc. Either way, you're looking at replacing the optical pickup, and/or the motor mechanism. There's a pretty significant cult following of LD, so you could pick up one for parts on ebay. There are some complete working LD units for under $200 as well.