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Safeguard for CD/DVD-Tray mechanism of personal computers or standalone players via Software or Remote Control

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015217D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Mar-18
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Problem Media trays of personal computers or home equipment DVD players are very sensitive technical components. Those are often subject of unwanted curious investigation of little children. They find out how to power on the machines and open the tray. Or someone is sitting at the PC working and little children playing around who then very often try to press all buttons on the PC-Tower including the EJECT-Button of DVD- or CD-ROM drives or even worse CD burners currently writing data. This especially applies to people nowadays working more and more from home in their Home Offices. If the drive tray is opened there is always the implicit risk of having them damaged or in worst case broken if the children use (even light) physical force in their curiosity.