Wow, people are really getting top dollar for the XP30 and the RP82.
In an incredible stroke of luck, I got a whim to open the player and see if the motor was easily replaceable. It did not look to be; so my intrusion quickly turned into a quest to recover the DVD that was stuck inside. After removing it, I decided to spin any gears I could see in case there was a flat spot on the motor or something. Much to my amazement, the player was completely functional after reassembly.
However, I'm not going to count on it lasting. Looks like the RP56 can still be had occassionally off of Ebay for