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HGA SLIDER SERIAL READING METHOD

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013438D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is the method for reading the serial number on the slider of head gimbal assembly(HGA). Current method Fig.1 shows the current method for reading the serial number. Two prisms are located near the slider , one is for lighting the surface of the slider and the other is for the CCD camera to get the image of the serial number.