Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority. Hi Bill, sorry to hear you're having trouble.
This is a pretty old system, so probably beyond salvage at this point.
This type of problem is often caused by a contaminated laser lens. You can attempt to clean it by blowing out the disc tray/slot area with a can of compressed air for dusting computers (keep the can upright only so you don't get chemical propellant on the lens). If this doesn't help, you can try a specialty cleaning disc (Allsop ProLens Laser Lens Diagnostic Cleaner) which has little brushes that clean the lens more thoroughly.
If neither of these cleaning steps help, then this is more likely a hardware fault, which could include a bad laser emitter or pickup, faulty spindle motor or laser transport, bad d/a converter, etc. Any of these issues would require repair/replacement.
For replacement, most any cd player will work just fine. Really ever single disc or changer is going to have the typical analog (red/white) stereo output cables that would allow it to connect to the remainder of your system. You could even use an existing dvd/bluray player as a music cd player.