Hope you won’t mind me joining this thread to raise another issue about the Uniti-1?
Recently, the screen failed on a 2014 ex-dem Uniti that I bought from Witch Hat and then gave to a good friend.
On his behalf I contacted WH, who said they could only do Uniti-2 screen upgrades. The same came from Audio-T in Oxford, who have been terrific with me in the past. John at Audio-T eventually told me Naim have no stock of replacement screens for the Uniti-1.
However, I found a source in France, and have now received it, to be fitted by me.
I’ve just opened up the Uniti-1 case, following instructions in a pdf Manual supplied with the screen. I am now told to remove one of the screws holding the transformer in order to facilitate access to the back of the screen, then to remove a number of further screws and cut off tiny bits of some thin metal rods holding the old screen in place.
I can manage this, but find that the transformer screw and at least four of the holding screws at the back of the screen are round. I don’t have a tool for tackling this.
Can someone kindly advise what type of scres these are? The Uniti transformer platform is marked ‘Issue 6’.
The most sensible option would be to send it back to Naim, and include the screen for them to fit. It would appear that the screen you obtained was ‘new old stock’.
I had my screen replaced about five years ago and I also had the 24-bit upgrade done at the same time. Naim will still do this, and upgrade the firmware to the latest version. This allows it to play HLS streams in HD and gives 24-bit capability.
I would ask Naim for clarification on this. The info we had from them here was that the 24/192 streaming board upgrade was no longer available, and that without this it was impossible to fit a new screen. Of course the situation may have changed since then, but there are plenty of 1st gen Unitis that have a 24/192 board.
Is it possible that these are Torx screws? The drivers are sort of round looking with five small spines in a star pattern to actually turn the screw (clearly you can’t have just a round driver!) and are often used in electronic equipment and computers (and car headlights). Worth looking really closely at the screws and checking on the internet to see if that’s what you need.
It’s hard to see in the image when I zoom in, but those look more like he needs a set of small Allen keys, which are indeed hexagonal… Torx have little “spines” but Allen are simple hexagons. Either way, a set of small drivers is an inexpensive and useful investment for sure.
Edit to add: my previous comment referenced the Torx “star 5” variant; Torx are indeed six spines… apologies!