Patent Number: 6,169,662

Title: Ejection system and method for on line removal of edge connector cards

Abstract: The card removal method and system easily removes a PCA card from a powered on computer system while minimizing damage to the computer system and to the individual removing the PCA. The printed circuit assembly card removal system is comprised of: an ejection card including at least a first ejector extending from the surface of the ejection card, the ejector having a first surface for pressing against the edge of the PCA card to be removed, and an ejection card holder for mechanically supporting the ejection card. To remove the PCA, the ejection card is pulled outward causing the ejector to apply a force to the edge of the PCA card to be removed, forcing the card edge fingers of the PCA card out of the PCA connector.

Inventors: Clark; Thomas J. (Lunenburg, MA), Sandoval; Alisa C. (Grass Valley, CA)

Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company

International Classification: G06F 1/18 (20060101); H05K 7/14 (20060101); H05K 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018