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Rack Mountable Service Access Drawer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119753D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 63K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gibson, FW: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

The arrangement shown and described herein provides a means for accessing and retaining a Customer Engineer Panel (CEP, Fig. 1) and/or any other peripheral hardware which is of relatively small height (e.g., 1.5 inch or less).

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Rack Mountable Service Access Drawer

      The arrangement shown and described herein provides a means for
accessing and retaining a Customer Engineer Panel (CEP, Fig. 1)
and/or any other peripheral hardware which is of relatively small
height (e.g., 1.5 inch or less).

      The CEP, which may be a diagnostic unit bearing a diskette 2,
keyboard 3, keyboard cover 4, display panel 5, cabling 6 & 6A,
printed circuit card 7, top cover housing 8, and bottom cover housing
9, is mounted onto access drawer 10.  The drawer houses and retains
retractable cable carrier assembly 11, operator panel assembly 12
(which comprises a printed circuit card, reset switch, LED's (for
machine status) and front recesses for ID labels, and decorative
bezel 13.  The decorative bezel is removable for access to drawer
retaining latches 14 and for loading 3.5" disk into the disk drive.
The assembled drawer slides into a set of guide rails 15 that are
retained by two screws 16, to the machine's front mounting holes 17.
The retention mechanism of the drawer to the guide rails is attained
by two latches that are positioned on each side of the front of the
drawer that are retained into two sets of bottom guide rail indexing
slots 18.  To gain access to the CEP, the front bezel is removed and
thumb pressure is applied to both drawer latches simultaneously.  The
rear of the drawer also houses two rubber bumpers 19 that absorb
tolerance build-ups between the drawer and guide rails and act as a
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