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Rotating, Full Access Device Cage for a Computer System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000032193D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Oct-26
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Oct-26
Document File: 3 page(s) / 154K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

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Rotating, Full Access Device Cage for a Computer System

Disclosed is a front rotating cage for a BTX based computer. The front rotating cage moves away and in front of the computer chassis to allow full and unobstructed access to the motherboard components and adapter cards. This rotating member also provides a significant structural element to the chassis and top cover assembly to support large and heavy monitors.

Figure 1 shows the front rotating cage outlined in red. The top support bracket engages the base chassis such that high monitor loads on the top cover are shared with this cage.

The BTX board places components under the devices and monitor support structure as shown in Figure


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The disclosed rotating cage pivots about hinge features formed from self-same or parent material. The rotated cage may be supported in the open position with wireform or other similar part. Figure 3 shows the cage in the rotated or service position. This position allows full access to the board and system components.

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