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Drive Spring Lock

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000063015D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Escobar, G Neer, JH [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a spring lock device for securing diskette drives and hard file in personal computer (PC) products which is attached to the base plate mounting surface by screw, rivets or spot weld, enabling snap-in assembly/replacement. The drives presently in use provide four tapped holes on the bottom surface of the drive and two tapped holes on each side for the purpose of attaching the drive to higher level assemblies with screws. The location of these tapped holes is such that it is typically difficult to gain access to the screws and is time-consuming to remove them. In addition, there is the exposure of one of these screws falling into the PC and causing additional repair.