I have a cheap DVD Player (Dansai DVD952), but it does the job. Recently it has been getting more unreliable about reading discs on initial load (once it actually acknowledges there is a disc present, it’s fine).
I thought that perhaps the laser lens could do with a clean, so I opened the player up to do that. I was surprised to find that inside is an apparently bog-standard IDE DVD-ROM drive. The model number on it is Cyberdrive DP026D.
Can anyone tell me if this is indeed an ordinary IDE DVD-ROM drive? If it is, I guess I can just replace it with any other cheap IDE drive.