How do you deconstruct a CD case?

How do you open a 2 CD jewel case?

Double CD case has a weird opening way

What are the parts of a CD case?

Tray This is the (usually) removable part of the case that holds the disc in place. Tray Liner This is the item that is underneath the tray. The side exposed through the outside of the jewel case is called the Back. The side that is visible under the tray is referred to as the Liner.

How do you put a CD case together?

How to Make a CD or DVD Case Out of a Piece Of Paper

Should I throw away my CD cases?

It is important to either recycle or reuse CD cases and CDs because they will not biodegrade easily. They will stay in a landfill, and contaminate the soil and air with toxins. Plus, if you donate these items, you will have a good feeling inside for doing the right thing – or you can sell them and make money!

How do you destroy a CD without scratching it?

Destroying Data CDs and DVDs to Protect Personal Information

Why is a CD case called a jewel case?

Origin. According to Philips, the name “jewel case” reflects either the generally high quality of the case design compared to initial attempts, or its appearance. According to one publication, initial attempts at packaging CDs were unsatisfactory.

What do you do with empty CD jewel cases?

YES, you can recycle them. Your CD and DVD cases are not entirely useless. Even though they come classified as type 6 plastic material, you can still recycle them. Many recycling centers collect them and make them into new plastics.

How do you open a super jewel case?

Your thumbs will be on the outside of the box (the sides of the box), and your fingers will be underneath the box (near the top of the picture). Starting on the right side, pull downwards with your thumb, whilst pressing up with your fingers. The tray will pop out nicely.

What is the paper inside a CD case called?

Liner notes (also sleeve notes or album notes) are the writings found on the sleeves of LP record albums and in booklets that come inserted into the compact disc jewel case or the equivalent packaging for cassettes.

What is the case of a CD called?

The jewel case is synonymous with CDs. It is the packaging that was first used for retail ready CDs and thus can be considered industry standard.

What type of plastic is a CD case?

In fact, they are a mixture of different plastic resins. CD cases are polystyrene (#6 plastic), while the discs themselves are polycarbonate (#7 plastic). The casing of tapes is polypropylene (#5 plastic), and the tape itself is polyethylene terephthalate (#1 plastic).

Can you draw on a CD and it still work?

Yes, you can use an off-the-shelf permanent marker, but be careful where you write. The easiest way to label a CD-R is to whip out that permanent marker and write directly on the disc. It’s also a great way to assure that the disc won’t be readable later on.

Can you use both sides of a CD?

A CD is read from and written to (by laser) on one side only; a DVD can be read from or written to on one or both sides, depending on how the disc was manufactured. Recordable DVDs (DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM) can be manufactured with one recording layer on each side.

What is a CD digipak case?

Simply, CD digipaks are a printed card packaging that is often used for CDs and/or DVDs. The digipak, made from cardboard stock, contains an internal plastic holder that is capable of holding one or more discs. Discs are held in place via plastic trays (flexi trays), which are glued into the digipak.

What old CDs are worth money?

11 surprisingly valuable CDs you might own

  • Prince – My Name was Price (Japan-only compilation)
  • Value: $4,500-5,000.
  • Rolling Stones/Paul McCartney/Queen – The Greatest (Japan-only box set)
  • Value: Up to £2,500, or $5,078 equiv.
  • Rolling Stones – Steel Wheels Japan Tour (Japan-only compilation)
  • Value: $4,400-4,600.

What is the biggest negative of putting your money in a CD?

Compared to stocks or other securities, CDs are a relatively safe investment since your money is held at a bank. The biggest risk to CD accounts is usually an interest-rate risk, as federal rate cuts could lead banks to pay out less to savers. Bank failure is also a risk, though this is a rarity.

Do CDs have any value?

Certificates of deposit have the highest interest rates among bank accounts, with the best rates currently reaching 3% and above. Current rates are among the highest they’ve been in a decade. When the Federal Reserve raises its rate, as it has multiple times in 2022, banks usually raise their savings and CD yields.

Does microwaving a CD destroy it?

Microwaves in a microwave oven will destroy a disc. (It may also destroy your microwave oven because of the metal in the disc.)

Is burning a CD toxic?

Hi Nasr, no, it is not harmful to burn DVD’s or CD’s, that is an Internet myth . . .

Can a magnet destroy a CD?

Though they might not be as popular as years past, CDs are still a great format to listen to music on but a magnet cannot erase a CD, DVD or even a flash drive (or other external drive) for that matter. The magnet can’t alter or affect the data on the disks, as the data is not arranged magnetically.

Why do CDs come in cardboard cases?

A vast percentage of CD pollution can be evaded if recycled cardboard CD packaging is used instead of plastic compact disc packaging as it reduces packaging emissions.

Are all CD cases the same?

Jewel cases are all mostly the same, but they always have tiny little manufacturing differences that I would get antsy about if I had to replace the case. For instance, there’s the semicircular teeth that hold the booklet in place.

Why are some CD cases paper?

The paper sleeve keeps discs protected from scratches, dust, and light exposure, helping to prolong shelf life, while an envelope style closure keeps your discs securely in the sleeve.

Can you sell CDs without the case?

and they won’t care about cases or not, as they likely have tons already or can easily get them. if you list them individually, you could charge a higher price per disc, but you would have to have some cases handy for when an order is placed. most will not want their CDs shipped without cases.

What can you do with hundreds of old CDs?

Goodwill still sells CDs and DVDs and collects them at its drop-off locations. Many libraries also take them and will either stock them for checkout or sell them at sales or their used stores.

What can I do with useless CDs?


  1. Use an old CD as the template for a perfect circle.
  2. Cover old CDs with felt and use them as coasters.
  3. Use old CDs to catch candle drips.
  4. Make artistic bowls from old CDs.
  5. Use old CDs as sidewalk or driveway reflectors.
  6. Use an old CD as the basis for a kids’ craft.
  7. Use old CDs as holiday ornaments.

How do you open a plastic CD case?

Find the gap between the CD case lid and the back. Then put your fingernail there, press and run it along. This will cut the cellophane and its complete removal then becomes a simple matter.

What is a jewel case?

countable noun. A jewel case is the plastic box in which a compact disc is kept.

How do you fix a cracked CD case?

How to fix a broken CD case

How do you open a plastic CD case?

How do you take apart a plastic CD case?

  1. Open the cover. This is tricky, because jewel cases suck so much, but you’ve probably figured out a technique by now.
  2. Remove the liner notes. That’s the booklet inside the cover.
  3. Flex the case.
  4. Pull out the tray.
  5. If you moisten your thumb, you can pull the tray card out easily.

What can you do with CD jewel cases?


  • CD case chandelier. What is this?
  • CD case pen holder. What is this?
  • CD case sapling protector. What is this?
  • CD case lamp. What is this?
  • CD case picture frames.
  • CD storage planters.
  • CD case calendar.
  • CD case birdhouse.

What can I do with old CD and DVD cases?

CDs and DVD cases

You can still recycle them. Your local curbside pick up should take in the plastic CD and DVD cases. Just remember to take out the paper linings on each box and CD case.

What can be done with CD cases?

Reader Question – What Can I Do With All My Empty CD Cases?

  • Storage for pressed leaves and flowers.
  • Make a lamp.
  • Make a mini dry-erase board.
  • CD jewel case calendars using your own images.
  • Group a few of them by glue or rubber band and make book-ends.
  • Give them to your kids to use them as shovels in the sandbox.