I picked up a Yamaha CD-3 for next to nothing with remote. Had a feeling something would be up with it but the price was "why not" scenario.
Guy said it worked, was just fussy with CD's, well it's fussy, but fussy with all CD's. I gave it a spin and it's doing (what seems to be common for them) to pick track 2 and play for 40 odd seconds then skip back to about 10 seconds in.
I opened it up, cleaned it up, cleaned the laser etc etc. hoped for the best but same result.
I can't find replacement lasers for them on the net, however i am wondering (as it does sound really good) if it's able to be repaired? @vintagejapan
If not, i'll just hang onto it and wait in case i find another one for parts or something. It's in good nick and i feel remotes are few and far between so yeah.