We had 3 DVDs for Christmas. They are all the same sort of
manufacture. Under the selophane wrap is a plastic case secured by a
red plastic device which holds the two halves of the DVD case together
and also goes right through the base and prevents the DVD being
removed, even when the case is open.
There are no instructions, so I tried to pull out the red plastic
block, but ended up breaking it. The cover would then open but the DVD
would not come out because what remained of the plastic went right
through and still prevented the plastic button from being pressed.
When I gave up and cut the plastic strip, it came out and - armed with
all the bits I thought I could get the next one apart without
destroying it. But no.
I know I am not stupid, but what does it require? There is a strip of
metal in the block I broke off and I am wondering if it is something
that is pulled out magnetically, as there is also a spring loaded
catch preventing it sliding out, which might deflect if subjected to a
strong field. Should this have been taken off in the shop? I have
fiddled with the second one for at least quarter of an hour and I
still can't get it open. I shall lose my temper with it very shortly,
if someone does not tell me the trick.
I didn't really want any hassle, but the kids and my wife are so used
to me making everything look simple. I am making this look hard and I
don't like it. Someone must have got the box with instructions!
Merry Christmas. George
- posted 12 years ago