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First post, by Miphee

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I have a boxed Windows 95 and Office 7.0 with 3 bad disks.
I want to preserve the original look of the disks but replace the bad platter or whatever it's called to a working one.
Has anyone tried this? Can it be done at all?

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Reply 1 of 5, by Errius

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I think these things are glued shut?

Totally OT, but I remember transplanting cassette tapes with broken cases into other cases.

“Your mission is to attack and destroy the Apple Computer manufacturing plant. You are allotted 35 bombs and 60 lasers."

Reply 2 of 5, by maxtherabbit

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Yes, and it's called a cookie. Pop open the top of the plastic sleeve to avoid bending the metal shutter. Then carefully pry it open just enough and the cookie will fall out. Handle it with nitrile gloves in a dust free environment

Reply 5 of 5, by Miphee

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Success!
Older style disk cases are snapped together while new disks are glued or plastic-welded like Errius mentioned.
Luckily Microsoft mostly used the older style except for a few cases (certain NT 4.0 editions).
Thanks for the input guys, the faulty disks are repaired now.

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