I am hoping someone can help me. I bought the kids a DVD before Christmas (so no docket anymore) and thought I would put it on today for them.
I unwrapped the usual plastic wrap from it, but when I went to open the case I noticed it has two symbols of a red 'locked' and green 'unlock' symbol where you would usually open the case. This one is set at locked. I have never seen this before and have absolutely no idea how to open the case .
No amount of forcing or prizing is getting this case open, not even a butter knife. Does anyone know how to open it?
It's not the shop's security tag, as it was under the plastic wrap and on the inside opening of the dvd case.
I'm just about ready to throw it in the bin!
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09-01-2012 13:18 #1
How do I unlock a brand new DVD case?
09-01-2012 13:24 #2-
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Gotta take it to the shop to unlock it.
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09-01-2012 13:24 #3
yeah when I worked at Coles we had to swipe it through to unlock it ( even with plastic on top)
can it be forced open?
09-01-2012 13:25 #4
There are tutorials online, but it involves farting about with magnets and whatnot.
I had one a while ago, but I just hacked it to bits with a plunge saw. The case was killed, but I got the DVD out.
09-01-2012 13:27 #5
09-01-2012 13:27 #6
Yeah magnets your best bet. Or an electric saw... Like DH did to a DVD we bought and discovered was still locked. DVD came out. Case ... Not so lucky lol.
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09-01-2012 14:10 #7
Happened to us once do dp managed to rip the case open without damaging the paper insert for the cover than we just
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09-01-2012 14:11 #8
Sorry touched the send button by accident and won't let me edit ?!!
Anyway he got the case open without damaging the cover bit and we just bought a blank case and swapped it all over!! Good as new!!
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09-01-2012 14:17 #9
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09-01-2012 14:20 #10
I was a DVD manager at JBHiFi,
If you want to successfully open the lock without damaging the case, you will have to take it back to the shop with the receipt. Many places won't unlock without a receipt as it could be a matter of theft.
On the other hand...
If you call the store and speak to the manager and say it was a gift and have no receipt and it's locked, or something along those lines.. They might be happy to help.
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