My CD player recently developed two faults recently.\r\n\r\nFirstly it stopped ejecting CDs instantly, which you may have seen the thread about in the "hi-fi" area here.\r\n\r\nSecondly, it had started to skip occasionally whilst playing a CD.\r\n\r\nNow I couldn't help but notice in another thread that someone had suggested using GT85 teflon lubricant on the rail which supports the laser mechanism. So, I pop down to my local cycle shop and purchase a tin. They did seem a little bemused when asking whether I'd be using it on a bike chain, only for me to reply "nope, in my CD player". I guess it's not something that happens everyday.\r\nEither way, took the GT85 home and promptly took the lid of my VRDS-7.\r\nHaving never been in the player before, I was a little shocked by just how full it was. Most electronic units nowadays appear to consist of empty air space. Not the VRDS, it's FULL. \r\nSo, 5 mins later, I finally get the secondary top plate off and locate the laser rail. Using a watchmakers screwdriver to lower drops of the GT85 onto the rail (spray huge amounts into the player really didn't strike me as a good idea), I tested the unit mechanically, the put it all back as was.\r\n\r\n24 hours later, and it's run through a complete read of several CDs whilst I've been sleeping etc. \r\n\r\nThe results... Well for one thing, it's stopped skipping, so job done... Not quite!\r\nAmazingly, it seems to have actually made it sound better, with better projection on vocals, more detail and general attack. \r\nTo say that I'm a little taken aback is an understatement, it's quite a transformation in sound quality.\r\n\r\nSo, if you get the chance and have an old CDP, give it a try yourself.