CA Azur CD player security bolts, what fitting?

Fulwood

Member
Hi

Got a refurb CA Azur 340 CD player recently and the CD tray is refusing to open.

Suspect a slipping/duff drivebelt.

So need to get inside, BUT lid held by 8 small security bolts which seem to have a hex/star fitting. Tried a small allen key but it has only allowed me to undo two loose bolts. The others are held too securely for me to undo.

My question is what 'undoer' do I need - what is fitting please?

Any body help?

Thanks
 

GuitarBizarre

Novice Member
Picture please. Probably a torx bolt, you'll need to buy the proper set of torx keys to get them off.

Do they have a pin in the center of the fitting?
 

Ed Selley

AVF Reviewer
Torx bolt size 6. I suspect returning it is the better option though.
 

Fulwood

Member
Is it too late to send it back for a replacement? Even refurbs have guarantees.
No, as have a year's warranty, BUT cost of posting back to CA a lot more than 1 set of appropriate screwdrivers.

Will post back if tray motor failed rather than just a drive belt.
 

Fulwood

Member
Torx bolt size 6. I suspect returning it is the better option though.
Having looked at pictures it's a small Torx bolt.

Have ordered a set of 7 small Torx screwdrivers on line for £2.79 posted.

Will unscrew and inspect as first option.
 

BlueWizard

Distinguished Member
Just for reference -

This is a standard TORX screw -

http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/apjp02/2012-08-19_210427_torx.jpg

This is a secure TORX screw or an improved TORX screw -

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/content/productimages/s4/4068045.jpg

http://sabermas.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/1310950825-79.jpg

Note the pin in the center of the screw head.

There is another type of screw called the "Spline" or Bristol screw -

You can see an assortment of screw types on Wikipedia -

List of screw drives - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Note these types -

Hexalobular socket (TORX)

TTAP (secure TORX)

Bristol

Polydrive

Spline

Also note there are times when those called 'Spline' are very similar to Hexilobular (TORX) -

Spline Screw M5 x 20 for Stihl Cut Off Saws | Only £0.34 | Stihl TS400 Spare Parts

The most common type is the TORX, so you should be safe with TORX drivers.

Steve/bluewizard
 

Fulwood

Member
Just for reference -

This is a standard TORX screw -

http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/apjp02/2012-08-19_210427_torx.jpg

This is a secure TORX screw or an improved TORX screw -

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/content/productimages/s4/4068045.jpg

http://sabermas.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/1310950825-79.jpg

Note the pin in the center of the screw head.

There is another type of screw called the "Spline" or Bristol screw -

You can see an assortment of screw types on Wikipedia -

List of screw drives - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Note these types -

Hexalobular socket (TORX)

TTAP (secure TORX)

Bristol

Polydrive

Spline

Also note there are times when those called 'Spline' are very similar to Hexilobular (TORX) -

Spline Screw M5 x 20 for Stihl Cut Off Saws | Only £0.34 | Stihl TS400 Spare Parts

The most common type is the TORX, so you should be safe with TORX drivers.

Steve/bluewizard
Thanks for the definitive answer, much appreciated!
 

Fulwood

Member
I can confirm that Cambridge Audio use standard Torx bolt heads.

Torx screwdriver set came from Amazon this weekend and I got into the CD player very easily.

I couldn't see any drivebelts so had a play with the connectors and found one on the front switch motherboard that needed pushing in firmly to make proper contact.

Very glad to say that's done the trick and now the tray opens and shuts no problems!

Thanks for all your help with this, problem now sorted. :thumbsup:
 

timearp

Active Member
Thanks for the definitive answer, much appreciated!
..and again! Very useful, I hadn't thought of using Wiki to confirm what bit was needed for what head.
 

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