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3.7 How do I remove a disc from the caddy to inspect the condition ofthe disc or to read the stock number stamped on the disc?




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This article is from the RCA SelectaVision VideoDisc FAQ, by tom@cedmagic.com (Tom Howe) with numerous contributions by others.

3.7 How do I remove a disc from the caddy to inspect the condition ofthe disc or to read the stock number stamped on the disc?

First hold the caddy upright on a table with the label edge resting on
the table top. Use a key or other small instrument to push the latch on
one side of the caddy opening towards the center of the caddy, and lift
up about 1/4", then repeat this operation on the other side, and the
spine will be free from the caddy (the spine is the plastic piece that
encircles the disc and facilitates its transport to and from the
player). When withdrawing the disc, it is important to never touch the
grooved surface of the disc, since even a single fingerprint will result
in a slight video degradation. Lift the spine up until the center hole
of the disc is visible, then place the index and middle fingers through
the center hole and press outward to get a grip on the disc. The disc
can now be withdraw by bending the spine slightly and lifting the disc
straight up. I prefer handling the disc this way, since it can be spun
on the two fingers to change the disc orientation. Due to the friction
of withdrawing the disc, it's common to get a mild shock when your
fingers first come into contact with the disc material surrounding the
center hole.


 

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