Double Amarays and Disc Damage?

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  1. Kevin McCorry

    Kevin McCorry Stunt Coordinator

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    Came across a complaint at Amazon.com about the
    double Amaray hub causing a TPM feature disc to crack
    and then took a look at mine. And to my shock, I
    found a scratch on the upper side of the disc
    around the centre. It doesn't look like a crack.
    Only a scratch. But the question is, what caused the
    scratch? Could it be stress on the disc from the
    plastic hub? I am of course speaking not about the
    standard Amaray hub but the one of the added
    disc holder.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. John Chow

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    I hate those cases with a passion. I have had at least 4 different discs that had cracked hubs because of it. I believe what happens is that the disc insertion machine just forces the discs onto the hub, and it gets cracked. Everytime I get a dvd that uses that damn hub, i have to hold my breath. [​IMG] I even got a dvd in Japan that cost around $35 that was cracked, but the [email protected]#$ store wouldn't let me exchange it. Sorry for this off topic rant [​IMG]
    I'm not sure what you mean by scratch...it seems weird that the case would cause a scratch, perhaps if you provide pictures?
     
  3. Kevin McCorry

    Kevin McCorry Stunt Coordinator

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    Am unable to provide a picture, but the scratch is

    about 4 centimeters long and runs at about 45 degrees

    with the middle hole of the disc, extending from

    near (but not on) the edge. As I said, it's on the

    upper label side only and can't be seen from

    underneath. It is possible the stresses of the case

    caused the polycarbonate to stretch slightly and

    the scratch is a crack in the process of forming.

    My Jesus of Nazareth discs are also in a double

    amaray, but the hubs have slightly different

    tops beyond which the disc seems to be fairly

    loose and not subject to stress. Ironically

    enough, just a month ago I bought several double

    Amarays for my Doctor Who audio CDs. Looks like

    that was money badly spent.
     

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