Auxiliary Front On-Off Actuator for Personal Computers
Original Publication Date: 1986-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
A technique is described whereby a front mounted auxiliary on-off actuator switch assembly is provided as an add-on device to the IBM Personal Computer (PC). The front-mounted accessory provides easy access to switch the PC on or off in the event the computer is rack mounted or positioned in such a way so as to require frontal accessibility to the on-off switch. Using the existing switch 10, as shown in the figure, which is located at the rear right side of the PC, three self-adhering foam pads 11 are positioned to the side cover of the PC. Mounting plate 12 is then positioned onto pads 11. Front switch bezel 13 is then mounted onto mounting plate 12.