Help with a locked JVC XV-n50 all-region

I purchased an all region JVC XV-N50 and have had no problems with it since November 2003. However, I was watching the HK version of the Twins Effect (the one that is known to freeze certain players) and it just killed my player. All of a sudden, the entire thing powered down. I could not turn it back on and couldn’t even get it to power back up after unplugging it for 5 minutes. Is the machine dead? It’s like the disc fried the power or something. Any suggestions? Help is greatly appreciated.