The invention is a type of cosmetic door designed for use on desktop towers or other products with built‐in spring‐eject
ODD tray. The door has an automatic opening functionality that is dependent on momentum of a spring‐loaded (non‐motorized)
ODD tray. The invention allows for improved product aesthetics by hiding unsightly components such as the ODD, I/Os. etc., and
does not obstruct a spring loaded ODD tray from ejecting properly.
In addition, the door is designed to flex so users can activate the ODD eject button by pressing the door without having to open it
and access the ODD eject button, thus reducing complexity for the end user. Upon flexing, a contact point on the back of the ODD
door will depress the ODD tray eject button.
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