How to Mount a Samsung HDTV to the Wall

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How to Mount a Samsung HDTV to the Wall
A typical placement for a wall-mounted Samsung HDTV. (BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Mounting any HDTV to a wall, including any Samsung HDTV, is actually quite straightforward. The mounting posts for a wall bracket are standardised on the back of HD and LCD televisions. The main considerations, then, become the weight of the TV and the location of the studs in the wall where the TV will be wall-mounted, or hung. The larger the screen, the more unwieldy it is to lift into position yourself, so as a general rule, it's best to have a second person assist in hanging the Samsung HDTV on the wall, regardless of its screen size.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Wall-mount kit
  • Power drill
  • Phillips drill bit or Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Marking pen
  • Level
  • Lag bolts
  • Socket drill bit

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  1. 1

    Lay your Samsung HDTV flat, screen side down, being careful to protect its screen from whatever surface you're working on.

  2. 2

    Attach the half of the bracket kit that connects to the TV. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver or drill with a Phillips bit to attach the screws firmly in the standardised holes. Spacers come with many mounting kits, and you may prefer to put a space between the bracket and the TV's rear panel.

  3. 3

    Locate two adjacent studs for mounting the wall portion of the bracket using a stud finder. Drill pilot holes to ensure that the screws will fit solidly in the wood.

  4. 4

    Press the wall portion of the bracket against the wall where the TV will hang. Find various spaces on the wall through the bracket spaces that are in line with the drilled pilot holes. Drive one lag bolt semi-tight, using the power drill with socket bit.

  5. 5

    Level the wall portion of the bracket using a level. Once level, drive the second lag bolt through the pilot hole to the left or right of the first bolt. Then, tighten both these bolts tightly.

  6. 6

    Drive two more lag bolts into the top or bottom of the wall-mount portion of the bracket, depending on where you have located the first two bolts. Usually, this means driving in two more lag bolts through the bottom spaces in the bracket, directly beneath the two installed bolts approximately 12-to-16 inches.

  7. 7

    Mount the Samsung HDTV to the wall mount portion. Anything larger than a 37-inch Samsung TV should be hung by two people.

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