I suspect the seller misadvertised it as being in new condition.* Some of these CDs were not in their factory seal despite being in new condition. Is this a common practice with online retailers?
I have the same problem with my SH-S223B. Some discs sound very noisy with this drive. I think it might be copy protection, I can see thin rings between the tracks on the disc surface.
I don't think I've ever purchased a new CD that didn't have a cellophane wrapper, except perhaps CDs from "local bands".
In addition, there's usually a hard-to-remove adhesive tape-seal along the top edge of the jewel case (maybe with a bar-code)
and a foil-hologram "tamper-seal".
Digipaks don't have the tape, but they have the cellopane and I think they also have the tamper-seal.
Quote from: DVDdoug on 28 February, 2011, 06:23:49 PMIn addition, there's usually a hard-to-remove adhesive tape-seal along the top edge of the jewel case (maybe with a bar-code)IME, this is only in USA.