How to Mount a 17 Inch Flat Screen PC Monitor on the Wall

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How to Mount a 17 Inch Flat Screen PC Monitor on the Wall
A flat-screen computer monitor can be mounted on a wall to save desk space. (Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images)

A flat-screen computer monitor can be mounted to the wall just like a flat-screen television. Standard wall-mount hardware is used for both technologies; particular types of these mounts are geared to fit all sizes of monitors. Most newer flat-screen monitors come pre-drilled with holes for a wall mount. The manuals will include instructions on how to do the job.

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Things you need

  • Paper
  • Tape
  • VESA wall mount assembly
  • Screwdriver
  • Level
  • Drill

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  1. 1

    Locate the spot on the wall you want to hang the 17-inch monitor. To try the spot out for proper placement, tape a 17-inch sheet of paper to the wall in the spot you have chosen, and sit as you normally would in front of your computer. See if the spot is comfortable for your head and vision while using your computer.

  2. 2

    Find any studs in the wall in the location you've chosen. Attaching the monitor to just drywall may result in the hardware coming loose and the monitor falling.

  3. 3

    Line up the holes on the wall-mounting hardware with the studs. Check the mounting site for level. If your hardware is not level your monitor will not be level.

  4. 4

    Screw the mounting bracket into the wall where you marked the location on the studs.

  5. 5

    Attach the bracket to the back of the monitor using the available holes. Consult the monitor manual for any special instructions, such as removing legs or stand brackets.

  6. 6

    Secure the monitor bracket to the wall-mounted hardware. Check that the hardware is secure and level. Attach your wires and cords.

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