How to mount a VESA mount for your monitor

The VESA monitor brackets or arms are very useful if you want to have greater mobility on your desktop monitor, and in turn they serve to eliminate the base and have more room on the table (and why not, to improve aesthetics). In this guide we are going to teach you step by step how to mount a VESA mount for your monitor easily and quickly.

Of course, each VESA monitor arm or mount has a different shape, but since VESA is a standard, almost all have a similar mounting way, so even though this guide may not exactly apply to your mount, the way to install it is always the same or, at least, very similar.

The only common denominator is that you need your monitor to have a VESA anchor , and that the table where you are going to mount it has a minimum thickness of 3 centimeters and that it is not made of plywood, since a minimum of resistance is required to support the weight . Of course, there are also VESA brackets that mount on the wall , in which case you will simply have to drill the wall to anchor it.

Prepare the table stand

The first step to mount the monitor on a VESA mount is to prepare the support, that is, the part that is fixed to the table. Normally these supports have an anchoring method by means of a sergeant: this is a clamp that is fixed on the top of the table, and a lower support that we can turn by hand to adjust it.

We simply have to turn the clamp of the sergeant to open it completely, put the bit on the table until it stops and then turn the lower part so that it is well fixed.

Once this is done, we will have the support anchored to the table.

Now it will depend on the type of VESA mount you have bought, but the normal thing is that you can already mount part of its structure and then anchor the part that goes to the monitor. In our example we are using a Silverstone ARM11SC mobile arm that consists of these differentiated parts.

Anchor the bracket to the monitor

It is time to prepare the monitor, and logically the first step is to disassemble the base because we will no longer need it. This depends on each monitor, but as a general rule there are usually between one and four screws that we must remove. In some monitors such as Dell, in fact, it is necessary to remove the base (which is removed by pressing a button, without screws or anything) to have access to the four screws of the VESA mount, but usually these are already directly to the sight.

Now we simply place the part of the bracket over the holes and screw it in with the screws supplied together with the VESA arm / bracket (they always come with it).

Now we have the two parts assembled, and we will only have to fit them together to have the monitor already mounted on the VESA arm / support.

As a general rule we will not have to screw anything, they simply snap if it is a mobile arm, or they will fit if it is a fixed support.

Once we have done this, now we just have to connect the cables. Pay attention if the arm / support includes small channels or fasteners for these (which today is very normal that this is so so that we can hide the cables and, above all, so that they have slack if what we have is a mobile arm, so that allows us to move it without the cables hitting).


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