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Removing stuck photos from Magnetic Albums

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Old 12-02-2004, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Doug Nelson

I've also seen 15 seconds in a microwave mentioned as an alternative to a hairdryer (make sure there's nothing metal).
I read about a variation that uses a 5 second technique. Basically, just microwave it for 5 seconds and check it. If it needs a bit more heat, hit it for 5 more seconds. It shouldn't take more than 3 passes total. I tried it with some photos that glued themselves to an old album and it worked.

The drawback? The photos became a bit rolled up due to my pulling from the corner (didn't think of the spatula idea
). Nonetheless, leaving it under some heavy books fixed that.

The only reason I didn't use the blow dryer was because I had photos on the *other* side that were also stuck and it would have involved directly heating 'em.
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