July 28, 2005 3:13 PM

Hi Richard, welcome to TechLore!

Okay, here's where I would start. Since you're ready to throw it at a wall, take off the lid of the unit and run one of the DVDs until it starts making noise. Peer inside the unit during operation and you may be able to better tell where the sound is coming from. Until we figure that out, we can't suggest any way to fix it.

Post back with what you discover.