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New enclosure sealing method for Flex cable in HDD

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013455D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method of sealing head/disk package for small hard disk drives. This method requires flex cable which is integrated with rubber seal on its surface and drive chassis which has a hole flex cable passing through . It permits to design thinner sealing system of disk drive chassis along flex cable outlet to contribute to smaller form factor. And also it achieves simple assembly process on subjected area. This invention claims following items to structure this sealing method.