We all have been in some weird situations all our lives. It has become really annoying in some cases, but have you ever spent a lot of money on an amazing monitor. So, how to tell if your monitor can be mounted?
These are some serious points that must be considered before buying a monitor for your PC. It is advised for gamers and professionals, who would probably spend more money for the screen and display, that must read the description, reviews, and even contact the Shop Helper to find out if they can mount the monitor or not.
This article will try to help all those who have now bought a monitor but still do not know if they can mount it. Moreover, anyone planning to buy a monitor can also take some guidance through this article.
Before we start, let us address the issue of mounting, newcomers might not know that now people are more interested in mounting their monitors on walls instead of placing them on desks. The main and apparent reason for it is an easy-to-use PC, which will occupy minimum space.
One more reason is the ergonomics and the viewing angle. The monitors set on your desks are mostly stuck, and you cannot move them much. So to get the best viewing side and maximum space, people now prefer having mountable monitors on walls.
Now the question is, what will be the criteria if a monitor is mountable or not?
Video Electronics standards association (VESA)
As we are talking about criteria to find out if the monitor is mountable or not, thus it has become pretty evident that there is some organization that will decide how the new monitors are mountable.
So before we tell you about the criteria, it is preferable to understand the standards set by the standards association. To check if your monitor is mountable, you can take these standards as the checklist of features.
The standard set by the VESA says that any monitor which has four holes at its back is mountable on walls. So you must check it before buying a monitor; otherwise, you might be unable to place it on the wall.
These are not random holes, but according to the VESA standards, these are of some standard size and position. It will be difficult for any buyer to check the size of the holes and their position, so you must only check the description where they will have mentioned it.
One needs to follow these methods to find out if the holes behind the monitor are according to VESA standards.
- One thing which makes these holes different is their position. These are not like the ordinary ones. The standard VESA holes are not only at the back of the monitor but also at the middle of the back. All four of them are at an equal distance, making a square, and all of them are in the middle. One might think that these holes are at the corner of the monitor screen, but they have created these holes in the middle to give it a twist. The reason for that is to give extra support and strength.
- In some cases, you can read the manual of the computer, and there they will be mentioned.
Yes, you can mount all monitors; however, it depends on the type of method you try to mount them. If you are trying to make holes, you cannot mount a monitor, as making holes can damage them. However, if you will ask some professionals, then they might give you some clamps to hold the monitors and make it possible for you.
How to install a monitor mount?
Here is a simple method for those who have bought monitors that cannot be mounted, as they are not built according to the standards set by VESA.
You must follow these steps to mount a monitor on the wall.
The first thing to do is measure your monitor to find out what type of mounting device you will need. To measure the monitor, you must take a scale or an inch of tape. Now place it on one diagonal end of the monitor and measure it diagonally.
Take a mounting Apparatus.
You can get this one very easily from a hardware store, and they will have various types of mounting apparatus. Ensure that the one you have bought is suitable for heavy screens if required.
Before you buy a mounting apparatus, you must read the description of the monitor, including the weight of the device. One must also check if the mounting apparatus has all the nuts and bolts. If a single nut is missing, the chances are that you will get stuck while doing this activity.
Once you have got this apparatus, unscrew the back of your monitor. Now make holes at the back, ensure that these are according to the screws of the apparatus. Making bigger holes will make it risky.
Set the location
The next thing would be finding a location for the monitor. It can be any space, but it will be better to have it closer if you are using a PC monitor. On the contrary, if it is a TV monitor, then you can mount it a bit far. While choosing the location, you should also think about the socket, as no one would like a wire covering the entire wall.
Now once you have connected the mounting apparatus with the monitor, it is time to mount and fix the monitor in the wall. It is advised to use a drill machine to make reliable holes and screws in the wall. Using a hammer only will be futile.
After mounting the monitor, the first thing to do would be to check if it is working properly. This is the last step, and if it is working fine, then you can use it like that. However, you must not consider it the final step, as you should wait for a while and check for any vibration.
Yes, it is. However, it depends on the user. If you want a monitor that can be moved and tilted, then mounting it on the wall is better. However, if you need it to be fixed, then there is no need to mount it.