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How to Wall Mount a Samsung LCD TV

Updated February 21, 2017

Your Samsung LCD TV may be mounted on a wall, but it is important to follow Samsung's recommendations for wall-mount kits and safety instructions to ensure that your TV is correctly wall-mounted. This job may take you a couple of hours to do, and you should have at least one other person helping you to install the wall-mounting bracket and to help lift the LCD TV onto the wall mount.

Make sure you have an electrical socket on your mounting wall, or have one installed beforehand. Stand the TV on a flat surface, and have your helper hold it upright if it is not sitting on a pedestal. Align the mounting bracket with the screw holes on the back of the Samsung LCD TV, and screw it in with the screw driver and screws provided. Only use the holder ring if you are installing another manufacturer's wall mount kit.

The wall mount is then screwed onto to the back of the TV to make a couple of measurements. Measure from the bottom of the TV to the bottom of the wall mount. Measure the height of the TV. Combine these measurements, and use a pencil to mark on the wall where the middle of the TV should be at the seated watcher's eye-level.

The LCD TV will be mounted on two wall studs to ensure that the wall can hold the TV's weight. A stud finder can help you locate the middle of the two wall studs. Mark the middle of each stud on the wall with a pencil. Check your measurements with a level. Remove the wall mount from the back of your LCD TV.

Hold the mounting bracket level on the wall at the measurements you made. Have your helper check the wall mount bracket for levelness with a level. Drill holes for the wall-mount screws, and tighten these screws on each side until they are almost flush with the wall-mount bracket. Stop and check the levelness of the bracket. Finish tightening the screws.

Lift the TV onto the wall mount bracket. You should have one person lifting at each end. Check the level of the TV and ensure that it is mounted securely. Hook up any audio-visual and power cords.

Warning

Do not try to wall-mount your TV while you have it turned on; this could result in electrical shocks and damage to your TV.

Things You'll Need

  • Owner's manual
  • Helper
  • Wall-mount kit
  • TV holder kit
  • Measuring tape
  • Level
  • Pencil
  • 4 M4xL20 wood screws
  • Stud finder
  • Drill
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About the Author

Mary McNally has been writing and editing for over 13 years, including publications at Cornell University Press, Larson Publications and College Athletic Magazines. McNally also wrote and edited career and computer materials for Stanford University and Ithaca College. She holds a master's degree in career development from John F. Kennedy University and a bachelor's degree from Cornell University in counseling.