One of the benefits of a flat screen LCD (liquid crystal display) television made by LG is its small form. Unlike larger CRT (cathode ray tube) or rear-projection TVs, an LCD is only a few inches thick. This makes it easy to mount onto a wall to achieve an elegant and seamless look. Although it can seem like a daunting task, mounting a television to the wall can be done in just a few minutes with the right tools.
Things You'll Need
- LG LCD TV
- Mounting kit
- Stud finder
- Electric drill
Purchase an LCD mounting kit that lists your LG television as a supported device. Mounting kits come in all sizes, so be sure to purchase one that is made for the size of your television. Kits can be purchased at any electronics store or online.
Determine the area on the wall where you want to mount your television.
Use a stud finder to locate the studs in the wall where you want to mount the TV. If you do not have a stud finder, you can locate studs by gently tapping on the wall and listening for a hollow sound. If you hear a solid thump as opposed to a hollow, echoing thump, you have located a stud. Every mounting kit requires at least one stud in order for it to be placed securely on the wall.
Place the mount on the wall and use a pencil to mark where the screws will be inserted.
Drill small holes into the wall where mounting screws will be located. Read the manual that came with mounting kit to determine what size drill bit you should use.
Hold the mount up to the wall and align the holes in the mount with the screw holes on the wall.
Use a screwdriver to attach the mount to the wall.
Firmly pull on the mount to ensure that it is secure in its position on the wall.
Follow the directions indicated in the mount’s manual to secure the LG television into the wall mount.
Tips & Warnings
- The process for installing the wall mount can vary slightly depending on which mounting brand you purchase. Be sure to follow the directions as indicated in the manual to avoid making a mistake.
- Consider cutting holes in the drywall so you can thread the television wires through it, so as to avoid cable clutter.
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