Mine worked again after...
I followed the advice of generatorman.. It was a snap to remove the front cover for the radio-3 lover push button controls and 3 above knobs. I took plyers and pulled from the AC adapter. There are about 6 screws--7mm about--that need to be removed, but its easy.
I have pix of the job.
The CD's ejected (all6) and loads again and plays proplerly.. PHEW, its a releif!