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SimontY 21st May 2010 10:40 AM

Replacing the draw cog and belt on CDM4/19 e.g. CD42/CD52
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I thought I'd do a brief guide on changing this as a couple of people have asked me about it when I mentioned it in another thread. It's very easy to do and the gear and belt are available on Ebay at the time of writing for about 12GBP. The player shown is a Marantz CD52, but the CD42 is the same and probably the CD32 too.

Step One: Remove the four side screws on the case lid (Philips-drive screws)

Step Two: Remove the T10 Torx screw from rear of case lid

Step Three: Remove lid

Step Four: Fold back disc clamp flap

Step Five: Remove spring from flap

SimontY 21st May 2010 10:47 AM

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Step Six: Remove the 3 torx screws from the front panel

Step Seven: Unclip the front panel from the sides of the main chassis

Step Eight: Remove the torx screw from the underside of the chassis at the headphone socket end

Step Nine: With the player resting on its back, pull the face-plate slightly forward and carefully withdraw the tray. It doesn't need to be forced.

Step Ten: Return the player to its normal upright position

Step Eleven: Remove the old belt and tray/draw cog

SimontY 21st May 2010 10:52 AM part.
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Step Twelve: Check the part against the new one and insert the new cog after placing the belt around it and the motor pulley

Step Thirteen: Clean the lens with pure alcohol and a cotton swab whilst you're in there (if you've never done this before)

Step Fourteen: Reinsert tray, clip the front panel back on and put the lid and all screws back as you found them.


I hope this is useful.


sharkieq 31st May 2011 08:39 PM

thanks Man!
thanks Man!! I just fixed my cd52. I took the gear from a magnavox CD610. I will replace that one later. :)

Mar87 4th June 2011 08:47 PM

Thanks! Owner of a CD 52, waiting for the replacement parts to arrive. Your guide will be very useful!

Rustyp 1st August 2011 02:03 PM

Brilliant guide - CD52 now back working correctly - Thanks

LimeShirt 1st August 2011 07:19 PM

Just replaced the cog and belt on my (20-ish year old) CD42 with parts bought off eBay for under 8 quid. Never done this type of repair before; the guide was really helpful - did it in under half an hour. Thank you!

fonon 3rd March 2012 11:35 PM

One question. What is the dimension of the belt?

mafu99k 9th August 2012 09:37 AM

Thanks Simon, I just fixed my 1992 Marantz CD42. It was easy, but only because of your comprehensive instructions.

format 13th January 2013 09:48 AM

Thank you SimontY, for your instructions.
I just fixed my Marantz CD42.


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