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Method of mounting and deploying a lightpath diagnostics card in a computer system.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000028743D
Original Publication Date: 2004-May-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-May-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

In computer systems that use a lightpath diagnostics display card it is necessary to allow easy access to the card so that any LEDs that indicate where any problem lies may be seen and acted apon. Previous solutions have included swing or slide out units but all have required the customer to operate a catch and then pull the display out so that it can be seen. It would be better if the display could be deployed with a single action. My invention utilises industry standard components to create a display unit that in deployed by a single push to its front face. It then slides out in a powered, smooth fashion before swinging down to a position where it is easy to read.