Huh. I've still got the first CD player I ever owned. I little Panasonic boom box. Works fine but it's aux input is sketchy. My second CD player, a JVC carousel model purchased in 92 also seems to work fine. I use them quite a lot too. I wonder if some brands are better than others. Mark David Beardsley wrote: > A skipping cd is the first sign of the end for a cd player. I've > lost count of how many cd players have died on me over the past > 12-13 years.