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Postby John Lumby » Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:21 pm

... without either tearing the case in half or bending the DVD through an alarming degree?

I know I must be the only one who can't do it, but every time I go to get a DVD from a virgin case, I end up ripping the case.

I have tried shaking, squeezing (the top and bottom edges at the back, behind the DVD), reaching in with one finger to hook the centre hole and claw - but it always jams about 1/3 out.

And then I tear the case apart.

(Not an early April Fool's question)
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Postby Bazza » Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:55 pm

Hi John Lumby....

"how to extract DVD from its cardboard case .."

With difficulty and very carefully... ;oD
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:56 pm

I hold it upside down, then squeeze the sides a couple of times till it falls out a bit, then pull it out
so

[O] is the cd in the case...

squeeze here -> [O] <- squeeze here

not this way around |
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Postby towy71 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:14 pm

Gently squeeze the cardboard towards the closed end and then grip the disc tightly between thumb and forefinger, then gently move you hands apart.
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Postby Bazza » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:06 pm

Hi towy71...

WWOOWW!!!

That works, I new I was doing summat wrong... <;o)
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Postby John Lumby » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:55 pm

Thanks all. It worked!

I feel only 80% stupid now ...
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Postby SabreWolfy » Wed May 04, 2011 11:42 am

At least the DVD can't easily fall out of the case.

There was something about a new shiny wallet for the DVD from/in LXF 145 ... ?
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The cardboard case

Postby Airidh » Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:58 pm

Very posh and shiny, but I have a gripe with it, so I hope some moderator is looking:

I can't be the only subscriber who keeps all the cover discs in albums for tidiness and easy reference. These beautiful covers of course won't go into the holders in the albums.

The same applied to the cardboard envelopes we've had until now, but I just used to cut a small strip off the open edge and they went in. However, with the new ones, I have to hack off a wider strip, it is still much bulkier in the album, and I find I have cut off part of the list of contents on the back.

If the LXF number is on the front of the cover I haven't found it. And yes, I too worry in case I damage the DVD trying to get it out of the case. And surely this is more expensive?

I know you can't please everybody, but my preference would be to return to the little cardboard envelopes.

However, on the plus side: thank you for getting rid of these lousy Ecodiscs. I suppose it was worth a try :-( .
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Postby towy71 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:25 pm

I thought that the disc covers were always included on the disk but the only have up to LXF140 :roll:
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:17 pm

towy71 wrote:I thought that the disc covers were always included on the disk but the only have up to LXF140 :roll:


its those welsh sheep. They love them a bit of dvd
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Postby owend » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:57 am

After the first, tedious and frustrating, extraction, I slit the top of the CD case with a knife.

I have to wrap a rubber band round to keep the CD in, but I do still have the cover. If I wasn't so lazy, perhaps I could probably put a bit of sticky tape over the slit, maybe.
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