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Actuator Flex Cable Bracket

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103369D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lagergren, RE: AUTHOR

Abstract

An actuator flex cable bracket (see the figure) provides a method of locating, holding, and electrically insulating a flex cable 1 in a disk enclosure without the use of fasteners. The end of the flex cable 1 is folded around the end of the stiffener 2 which is inserted into a pocket 3 in the plastic bracket. The other end of the cable stiffener 2 has two holes that two plastic pins 4 fit into to locate the plastic bracket on the cable stiffener 2. The two snap features 5 on the sides of the plastic bracket snap over the edge of the metal cable stiffener 2 to secure it in place. The bracket and flex cable assembly are held in the casting pocket 6 by the two molded springs 7 on the end of the bracket that push against the back cover 8 of the disk enclosure.

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Actuator Flex Cable Bracket

      An actuator flex cable bracket (see the figure) provides a
method of locating, holding, and electrically insulating a flex cable
1 in a disk enclosure without the use of fasteners.  The end of the
flex cable 1 is folded around the end of the stiffener 2 which is
inserted into a pocket 3 in the plastic bracket.  The other end of
the cable stiffener 2 has two holes that two plastic pins 4 fit into
to locate the plastic bracket on the cable stiffener 2.  The two snap
features 5 on the sides of the plastic bracket snap over the edge of
the metal cable stiffener 2 to secure it in place. The bracket and
flex cable assembly are held in the casting pocket 6 by the two
molded springs 7 on the end of the bracket that push against the back
cover 8 of the disk enclosure.

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