Patent Number: 7,271,978

Title: Disk drive including a printed circuit board assembly and a PCBA shield with tabs engaged in slots of a disk drive base

Abstract: A disk drive includes a disk drive base including a pair of tab engagement slots. The disk drive further includes a printed circuit board assembly and a PCBA shield including a shield body having opposing first and second ends. The shield body is disposed against the printed circuit board assembly with the printed circuit board assembly between the PCBA shield and the disk drive base. The PCBA shield includes a pair of tabs extending from and integrally formed with the shield body at the first end. The tabs each are respectively disposed in the tab engagement slots for attaching the PCBA shield to the disk drive base. The tabs each are cooperatively sized and configured with the respective tab engagement slots to apply a force between the first end of the shield body and the printed circuit board assembly. The second end is attached to the disk drive base.

Inventors: Santini; Victor W. (Cupertino, CA), Little; Aaron D. (Campbell, CA)

Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: G11B 5/012 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-09-18 0:00:00