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Security Structure for Personal Computer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112666D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Sano, T: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article discloses a security structure for a Personal Computer (PC) which has a unique concept for a security guard system. When the inner system box of the PC is violated, each part which constitutes this security system becomes an obstacle to the removal of the next part. In other words, this system was designed so as to be taken apart in a certain sequence, and the security-sensitive part, such as an HDD or IC-CARD, is guarded by the security parts.

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Security Structure for Personal Computer

      This article discloses a security structure for a Personal
Computer (PC) which has a unique concept for a security guard system.
When the inner system box of the PC is violated, each part which
constitutes this security system becomes an obstacle to the removal
of the next part.  In other words, this system was designed so as to
be taken apart in a certain sequence, and the security-sensitive
part, such as an HDD or IC-CARD, is guarded by the security parts.

      The Figure shows the structure of this system unit.  Unlock a
chain lock or a padlock 1, slide a dome cover 2 which is overlapped
on a connector security cover 3 and then remove the connector
security cover 3 from the system box.  After releasing a dome latch 4
which has been concealed by the connector security cover 3, remove
the dome cover 2 from the system box, then removeable HDD 5 and a IC
DRAM card ejector level 6 appear under it.  Using the IC DRAM card
ejector level 6, eject IC DRAM card 7 from the front slots.  Remove a
screw 8 which has been concealed under the dome cover 2 and detach a
front cover 9 from the system box.  Remove a screw 10 which has been
concealed under the front cover 9, and remove a pedestal 11 from the
system box.  The, the system box is openable.

This concept of system security is not only useful for desktop PCs
but also for notebook PCs.