I have a non-functioning Oppo 971H player sitting around.
Put in a disc, and nothing happens. I am no expert, but possibly a bad loader.
Has the old style remote, original box. I gave the newer remote to another member.
I believe Oppo can repair it. They used to charge a flat $49 or something like that.
If you think you can fix it, or want to check with Oppo, it is yours for free if you pay for the shipping.
PM if interested.
I also have a 980 sitting in a box. Make an offer on that one if interested.