Case breaks DVD-Disc when inserting/releasing disc

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  1. Willem Vos

    Willem Vos Stunt Coordinator

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    I don't know if any of you experienced this, but I've seen this on several occasions:

    In some cases, the DVD-disc starts eventually showing cracks (from the inside out) when I click it back in its casing.
    It could be due to temperature changes expanding the plastic, but I don't think so...

    Have any of you encountered this before, and is there any sure way of preventing this from happening?

    PS: I think this is especially so with 2-dvd casings like Gladiator, where the first disc is in a seperate "slim holder"
     
  2. art_vandalay

    art_vandalay Auditioning

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    this happaned to me with frailty. disk still plays, but man those cracks are ugly.
     
  3. Willem Vos

    Willem Vos Stunt Coordinator

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    could this be due to cr*ppy plastic used in the fabrication process?
    My disc also still plays, but for how long?
    I'm pretty disappointed about this. I've never seen a cd break like that...
     
  4. MattHR

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    CD's don't crack as easily, since they're one-sided, solid
    discs. DVD's are made of two thin "halves" which are bonded "back-to-back" to form the disc. They are more fragile than CD's, so they do not tolerate the pressure on the center hole from flexing or removal from stubborn cases.
     
  5. Dan Rudolph

    Dan Rudolph Producer

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    I haven't had this happen to me, but a few cases have scared me.
     

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