it cost about $225 with an extra battery. Then there was shipping.
Also, the warranty had expired when it quit plus which that model is no longer made. The model is a GoVideo 8440.
Now, it hasn't completely quit. It will play audio CDs. But it won't play anything else. Go figure.
When I put in a Region 1 CD it turns, making a small clicking noise, and after about 60", it announces "wrong disk."
It seems strange indeed that it can play audio CDs but not DVDs. Is there a logical reason for this? I mean could there be a relatively easy fix? I mean in both types of discs, the information is still read by a laser, isn't it?
If someone has some input/suggestions as to whether it can practically be fixed for less cost than a brand new one (which would have, of course, non-matching batteries--and I'd need 2 batteries for an upcoming trip to Germany), I would sure appreciate their suggestions.