Broken CD player blues

My CD player is really pissing me off. It’s always had trouble playing CD-Rs — rather, it plays them ok once it gets started, but it has trouble starting up when I first press play. I usually have to advance to track two, give it 10 – 20 seconds to find the track, then go back to track one once it starts playing. I’ve been doing this for a while and while I don’t particularly like it, I’m used to it.

Well, today it won’t play no matter what I do. It’s also recently started having trouble playing certain factory CDs, CDs that have played fine in the past. I need a new CD player anyway, but I’m not planning to buy one for a while yet. I just hope this thing doesn’t break entirely before I’m ready.

On the other hand, being without one will give me some incentive to actually get working on setting up the MP3 jukebox I’ve been talking about forever.