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How to Wall Mount a Flatscreen TV

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Why lose all that floor or countertop space, when the TV can be mounted to the wall. This is often a more comfortable viewing position for your TV too. Follow our simple steps to wall mount your flat screen TV quickly and easily.

Step 1

Assemble Required Items

Assemble Required Items

You will need wall brackets and fixings to suit your specific TV. A wall mounting kit is sometimes provided with the TV; otherwise you will be able to purchase this in your local Topline store. There are many different types available so it is a good idea to test fit the bracket mount to the back of the TV while it’s still on the ground or a table. Ensure the bracket fits correctly and does not cover any important ports.

Step 2

Select Position

Select Position

When selecting a position on the wall where you can mount your TV, you must consider the following four points: the proximity to electrical outlet, the proximity to TV signal line, if the wall is solid and strong for mounting the TV and not in direct light. Use a stud finder to locate the timber studs behind the plasterboard, and fix the brackets there for strength. You can mark the positions with a pencil or stick some paper in the spots as shown. If the wall is solid, use the extra-large wall plugs that come with most bracket kits.

Step 3

Drill Holes

Drill Holes

Consult the instruction manual that came with the TV brackets and drill the pilot holes in the correct positions in the wall according to its recommendations.

Step 4

Screw in First Screw

Screw in First Screw

Screw the top screw into the correct position.

Step 5

Check Level

Check Level

Use the spirit level to ensure the bracket is mounted perfectly vertically.

Step 6

Assemble Mounting Bracket

Assemble Mounting Bracket

Continue to mount and assemble the mounting bracket, making sure its placement is solid.

Step 7

Fit Pieces to TV

Fit Pieces to TV

Attach the bracket pieces to the mount points on the rear of the TV and tighten firmly.

Step 8

Mount TV

Mount TV

Most TV brackets work with a top rail and a locking bottom rail. Hook the TV over the top rail and push the bottom of the bracket into place, ensuring the rail locks are engaged.