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Mounting a TV is not as difficult as many people assume it to be. It is quite simple and inexpensive. You don’t even need a technician to do it for you. With the right tools and instructions, you can easily pull it off. For instance, I made good use of my Spectrum Internet Only package to go through an online guide related to it. Just within an hour, I was able to mount the TV without spending any extra money.
So, here are a few steps in which you can mount your flat screen easily:
Follow these Step to Mount a TV LCD
Buy a Bracket
The first step to self-mount a TV at home is to buy a right-sized bracket. You don’t have to go to an electronic store to find the correct one. You can simply determine the dimensions and order one online.
Check the size range and compare it with your TV size range. In case, you don’t have any idea about the correct dimensions, you can seek customer support for guidance.
Remove the Base
You might have noticed a base attached to your TV after purchase. To mount your TV, you’ll have to remove it. In case, the base is not attached, don’t try to attach it. If you want to mount your TV, you’ll have to remove it afterward.
Lay Your TV Face-Down
Since you’ll have to work on the backside of the TV, it is a good idea to lay it down. You can lay your TV down on the following surfaces:
- Padded Surface
- Flat and polished tables
It is important to place it gently. Otherwise, the screen can break and all your money and plans can go to waste. It is not advisable to lay it on the floor. If you don’t have any other surface to lay it down on, it is a good idea to go through the manual first. You can also work on it while keeping it upright. Although, you’ll have to be extra careful while doing so.
Find the four Holes
To mount your TV, you’ll have to search for four holes on its backside. The bracket will connect with these holes. After that, your TV will get mounted to the wall. If you can find only three holes, then your TV might be of a different type.
If there are screws in these holes, you should remove them. Your TV manufacturer might have put them there for protection.
Connect the Mounting Bracket to Your TV
Now pick up your newly purchased mounting brackets. Place them on your flat screen’s back one by one. Make sure that these are well-aligned. In case the brackets don’t align well, you’ll have to purchase new ones.
Go through the guide for instructions regarding the correct direction of the brackets. The directions matter a lot because the wrong direction can easily cause your TV to fall.
Tighten the bolts
Now that you have figured out the correct directions, it is time to tighten the bolts. Use a good screwdriver to complete this process. Check for any loose connections again and again. Loose connections can cause your TV to wiggle a lot.
To fix the brackets tightly, you might want to purchase a few washers. They can determine firm connections without leaving any room for wiggling.
Choose a Location
To have the best TV viewing experience, it is important to choose the right location for your TV. A good location can bring you the following benefits:
- Great picture view
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Avoiding unnecessary holes
So, choose a popular and comfy spot in the room to mount your TV. That’ll help you take your in-home entertainment game up a notch.
Find the Wall Studs
The best way to do so is to use a wall stud finder. There are many of them available in the market. Choose one according to your need and follow these steps:
- Move it on your chosen wall.
- Wait till it finds a stud.
- Use painters tape or pencil to mark the position
Now it is time to drill the holes in your desired spots. There are two steps that you’ll need to take to do so:
Place the Mounting Bracket on the Wall
You should make sure that the holes and the bolts are on the same level. To do so, mount your flat screen with a bolt and see if it is on an appropriate level. To hide the cords, make two more holes in the wall. Now fix the cords by following the manual.
You can also use your smart TV packages like Spectrum TV Select to watch a tutorial related to this process on a tech channel.
Mount Your TV
After completing the above-mentioned steps, it is time to mount your TV. Ask your partner or any other household member to help you mount it up. Your TV has been mounted.