How to Open a New CD Without Any Sharp Objects



Introduction: How to Open a New CD Without Any Sharp Objects

Yes, I know CDs are on the way out as a mainstream format, with free and purchasable digital downloads, they are on the way out.
However, if anyone, like myself, likes having the physical copy in their hands, or likes to support a artist by buying their CD. Here is the EASIEST method of unwrapping a factory wrapped CD without any knives, scissors, or some other way of slicing your hand open in the process.

Step 1: Obviously, Buy a CD.

Pretty simple there....

Step 2: Outer Plastic Wrap.

Simply run your finger nail just under the edge of the case lid, little bit of heat and the edge of your nail will break the plastic.

Step 3: And Pull It Off.

Once you have the break, the rest tears off pretty easy.

Step 4: This Stupid Sticker.

This is where some people I know,(not naming names) have done some serious harm to themselves trying to get this off.
Well, here is the trick.

Step 5: Attack From the Other Side.

That's right. Flip the case over and pry at the hinge.

Step 6: Like So....

Real easy to pop open....

Step 7: Lay Out Flat.

Flip the top open and you have easy access to the CD.

Step 8: Pull Apart.

Twist one half of the case while keeping the other side flat.

Step 9: And Then....

Just peel the sticker off the other half. You'll have plenty of space to grab and pull.

Step 10: Reassemble Your Case...

without the offending sticker.


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    8 years ago

    This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that, and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work.