How to Secure an LCD TV to a Stand

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How to Secure an LCD TV to a Stand
Safety straps can keep your television where it's supposed to be. (Schnalle image by Ewe Degiampietro from

A household with children must be one in which safety is emphasised. Large LCD televisions and children can be a dangerous combination. Given its weight and the large amount of glass it contains, your LCD television is a significant risk if it isn't properly secured. The easiest way to do this is with safety straps, which are available from most major electronics stores.

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Things you need

  • Tabletop stand and screws for the television
  • Television safety straps
  • Screwdriver and wood screw (optional)

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  1. 1

    Attach the tabletop base to your television if it is not already in place. The base is attached with screws that should be included with your television.

  2. 2

    Position the television in the centre of the stand. Allow several inches of clearance on all sides, with proper ventilation behind the television to prevent overheating.

  3. 3

    Secure the straps to the tabletop base. Different brands of straps connect in different ways, so follow the directions carefully. You should have at least two straps -- one on each side of the base.

  4. 4

    Try to tip the television toward you to test the straps. It shouldn't move. If it does, tighten the straps or add more if needed. If the entire stand tips forward (this is possible if your television is heavy) you should consider adding an additional strap between the stand and the wall to act as an anchor. Screw the strap into a wall stud for maximum strength.

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