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Access Method for Feature Expansion

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038421D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Robbins, LH [+details]

Abstract

A simple and convenient arrangement for gaining access to the inside of a system unit is shown in Figs. 1 and 2. The key elements, as shown in Fig. 1, consist of a system unit 10 which contains a system electronic card 12 and RAM memory card(s) 13 located under the keyboard 14 and inserted into the system electronic card 12. The keyboard 14 operates by pivoting about a pivot point from a storage position 14A to an operating position 14B as the system unit is opened. The keyboard 14 is mounted to the system unit at dual pivot points by snap-in features on the keyboard bezel 15A and in the base of the system unit 15B. Access is gained to the inside of the unit 10 by inserting a coin into slots 15C located in the base, as shown in Fig. 2, and prying up to free the keyboard from the snap pivot.