Did you get anything from the repair shop yet?
For next time I would have done a bit more testing... does it play CD-DA discs still? How about CDs with audio files, MP3 and WMA? There are so many questions that could help figure out the extent. I would have done everything myself that I could rather than pay the $60/hr to have it diagnosed... by the time you get parts and install a new player (even BR) may be less expensive.
I remeber looking at my RP-91 when it had a disc problem, found out it would cost about $60 in parts to get a new disc assembly (thanks to sango finding the correct replacement part). I never did fix the RP-91 just because of the cost. And this was just a motor problem, not a pickup problem which could be more difficult to do it yerself.