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Removable Liquid Crystal Display for a Personal Computer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038778D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 78K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Poethke, JR: AUTHOR

Abstract

The removable liquid crystal display (LCD) mechanism for a personal computer allows the use of an LCD display for customer applications where easy transit/battery power is most important. It improves the useability of the machine for desk-top applications (at home or office) by allowing an easy conversion to either color or monochrome CRT in the best position - directly behind and over the top of the keyboard. The LCD display is removed with the computer in its operating (Image Omitted) position, as shown in Fig. 1. The latch plate 10, when pressed, opens with an audible snap. The LCD display is removed by lifting it up. The computer can then be positioned properly to a CRT display. The CRT signal cable connects to an adapter on the rear of the computer. The LCD display assembly and attachment mechanism is shown in Fig. 2.

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Removable Liquid Crystal Display for a Personal Computer

The removable liquid crystal display (LCD) mechanism for a personal computer allows the use of an LCD display for customer applications where easy transit/battery power is most important. It improves the useability of the machine for desk-top applications (at home or office) by allowing an easy conversion to either color or monochrome CRT in the best position - directly behind and over the top of the keyboard. The LCD display is removed with the computer in its operating

(Image Omitted)

position, as shown in Fig. 1. The latch plate 10, when pressed, opens with an audible snap. The LCD display is removed by lifting it up. The computer can then be positioned properly to a CRT display. The CRT signal cable connects to an adapter on the rear of the computer. The LCD display assembly and attachment mechanism is shown in Fig. 2. The LCD assembly consists of the LCD 1 attached to the bezel 2 with four spring clips 3. The rear cover 4 is snap- fitted to the bezel. The yoke assembly is a hinge and cam mechanism which is fastened to the top cover on the base unit. It consists of a yoke 5 and a latch plate 7 attached together to the unit cover with a pivot pin. A cable assembly 6 is snap-fit located in the yoke 5 and provides the LCD signal connection to the planar in the base unit.

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