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Optical Device Media Tray Eject Process

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012593D
Original Publication Date: 2003-May-19
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-May-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 18K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method and process to eject the tray of the optical device while the personal computer is in state OFF.

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Optical Device Media Tray Eject Process

  Currently, when the personal computer is in state OFF there are two ways to open the tray of the optical device.

1. Use emergency eject pin to open it throught eject hole.

2. RePower On the system then open it as usually

The weak point of case 1 is HARD TO FIND out the pin and we HAVE TO WAIT few min for case 2.

The target of this method are

1. Comon user interface

2. NO hardware change required.

The diagram of this disclosure is as follow

The procedure of this disclosure is as follow

1. Press key to open the tray.

2. The Micon(H8) will check the bay device is Optical Device (CD/DVD) or not.

3. In case the bay device is Optical Device, Micon will check the Bay Power status then use BAYPWR_ON signal

to power on the bay device if necessary.

In case the bay device is NOT Optical Device NO action required.

4. Send OPEN TRAY command to the Optical Device.

5. If the Bay Power status in step 3 was OFF then RePower OFF the BAYPWR_ON signal.

6. Finish.

Disclosed by International Business Machines Corporation

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