You have been very wise to purchase the extra laser assemblies, however there are several things that go out on these players, especially the SCD-1. It would be my luck something other than the dual laser assembly is the problem. In my case, mine plays SACDs, but will not play CDs. I have been told this is an unusual problem, as most fail first on the SACD side! I just know, one of these days, I am going to get really lucky and meet some nice person that knows all about my SCD-1 and he is going to tell me, sure, I can get it back up and running, and it won't cost me $1,000.00 to get it done, until that day, I will just spin the SACDs on it. One thing is for sure, it will never go back to Laredo Texas!