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John Lumby



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:21 pm    Post subject: how to extract DVD from its cardboard case ... Reply with quote

... 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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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi John Lumby....

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

With difficulty and very carefully... ;oD
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gently squeeze the cardboard towards the closed end and then grip the disc tightly between thumb and forefinger, then gently move you hands apart.
Honestly you people Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi towy71...

WWOOWW!!!

That works, I new I was doing summat wrong... <;o)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all. It worked!

I feel only 80% stupid now ...
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:58 pm    Post subject: The cardboard case Reply with quote

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 Sad .
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought that the disc covers were always included on the disk but the only have up to LXF140 Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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


its those welsh sheep. They love them a bit of dvd
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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