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How to Remove TV from Wall Mount

– How to Remove TV from Wall Mount –

You might wish to take your TV down from the wall mount for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you wish to remove your flat-screen TV from its mount while remodeling your home entertainment system. Or perhaps you have upgraded to a larger TV or want to move your TV. Whatever your motivation, here’s how to remove your TV from wall mount without risking damage to it or yourself.

How to Remove TV from Wall Mount

Until recently, they often mounted TVs on walls in establishments like workplaces and hospitals. But it has recently gained popularity in houses.

Save room by mounting your TV on the wall. Installing it could be a little more difficult, especially for DIY beginners, but it’s not impossible. A TV might be a little difficult to remove from a wall mount.

How to Remove TV From Wall Mount

This page explains the installation procedure, as well as how to take your television off the wall mount.

Prepare the following before dismounting your television:

a. Your TV wall mount manual

b. An assistance

c. A screwdriver

d. A soft surface or a blanket on the floor where you may set the TV after removing it from the wall mount

1. Unplug the Wires

Unplugging everything is the first step in removing your TV from its wall mount. Unplug and set away any connected video game consoles, movie players, and other accessories if you have them. Any power cords should also be unplugged.

2. Tilt and Lift

It’s preferable to have a companion with you before doing this step depending on the size and weight of your TV. Grasp the bottom of the TV and gently tilt it in your direction, ensuring sure the top of the TV stays against the wall.

Don’t force it if you’re having trouble raising the TV after tilting it. There may be a safety lock mechanism on your wall mount. Before completely removing the TV from the wall mount, make sure you unlock this.

You have the option of choosing a pull-string, bar, or screw lock for your TV wall mount. They should provide the correct information in your wall mount handbook. Near the bottom, there’s probably a screw lock.

Before moving on to the next step, unscrew the lock using the screwdriver. If your wall mount has a bar lock, the bar will glide along the back of your TV in a horizontal motion.

A pull-string style safety lock features strings that are frequently positioned on either side of the TV. To remove the TV from the wall mount, you must pull these cords.

3. Remove your TV from the Wall Mount

It’s time to remove the TV from the wall mount now that the safety lock has been fixed. Have a buddy hold one side of the TV while you hold the other for the greatest results.

Lift the TV steadily upward until it entirely detaches from the wall mount. Place the TV gently face down on a soft surface, such as a blanket.

4. Unscrew Mount Bracket from the TV

Remove the TV mount bracket off the back of your TV by unscrewing it with a screwdriver. Be careful not to scratch the TV’s back.

5. Remove Wall Mount from the Wall

Use a screwdriver and other suitable equipment to complete this step if you wish to remove your wall mount. If you want to take it a step further, paint and spackle the wall after that.

Following the above rules should


Frequently Asked Questions

Go through this section for answers to related queries on how to remove TV from wall mount.

1. How to Get a TV Off the Wall Mount?

Ans: “If your TV is on a wall-mounted mount, there are a few things you need to know before you try to take it down. First, you’ll need to unplug the power cable and all accessories. Make sure you have help to lift the TV.

Once it’s up, gently tilt it toward you to free it from the horizontal bars. Using a screwdriver, unscrew the locking screw and remove the mounting screws.”

2. How Do You Remove a Big Screen TV from a Wall Mount?

Ans: “Usually there is a small bar, rod or peg which holds the part of the mount that is bolted to the TV on to the part that is bolted to the wall. Often you can feel it move, or when you try to move the TV (while you secure it to the wall) you will hear it rattle/move.

Once you remove the keeping part the TV side bracket usually lifts off from where it is hooked over a lip on the wall side bracket.”

3. How Do You Wall Mount a Flat Panel TV?

Ans: “The wall mount for the monitor will have a VESA mounting specification, and there are several sizes to handle different sizes and weights of screens.

Purchase the proper VESA mount from a nearby store or online. Some are quite flat, while others are adaptable to your preferred posture.

Use suitable, sturdy wall fixings to fasten one side of the VESA mount to the back of the display and the other half to the wall.”

4. How Do I Remove a TV Wall Mount that is Bolted onto My Wall?

Ans: “To do this,

a. Take Down the Mounted Item. Remove the item attached to the wall mount.

b. Unscrew and Remove the Screws.

c. Pull Out the Wall Anchor With Pliers.

d. Remove Burrs With a Putty Knife.

e. Sand Over the Area.

f. Apply a Spackling Compound.

g. Wait for the Spackling Compound to Dry.

h. Sand Over the Spackle.”

5. How Can I Dismount a Samsung Wall Flat Screen TV?

Ans: “Most wall-mounted TVs use the same operating system. To check, look behind your TV, which is not always simple to do. You should hold the TV onto the wall bracket using gravity and a release, which you should be able to see or feel with your touch.

You first install the bracket before attaching the TV. Then fasten the TV holding brackets. Next, raise the brackets onto the wall mount while picking up the TV.

It’s difficult to describe in words, but the TV bracket has a piece of metal sticking out that slides into a bracket on the wall. By pushing up, you can take this out, allowing you to lower the TV.

The release lever on many TV brackets can be a flip, as on skis, or it can be a dangling piece of plastic with a hollow circle that you pull down to release, for example. Some people just lift and off using gravity.”

6. What Causes a Horizontal Line on a Flat Screen TV?

Ans: “A bad cable, or a cable that is not securely fastened to the input/output ports, can disrupt the signal and cause horizontal or vertical lines. Verify that the cable in use is secured correctly at both the external device and the TV.”

7. How Do I Mount My TV without Ruining the Wall?

Ans: “The best way to mount a TV without damaging the wall is to use a no-stud hanger mount. This type of mount uses tiny nails that you hammer into the wall.

It leaves a small hole, but it’s significantly smaller than a drill hole. A regular TV wall mount is still the best method to mount a TV.”

8. How to Hide the Cables from a Mounted TV on a Concrete Wall?

Ans: “The best way to hide cables is to use TV cord covers and then later paint it with the wall color. You can also go for a console table to hide wires.”

9. How Do I Hide a DVD Player with a Wall-Mounted TV?

Ans: “It depends on the size of the DVD player. You can actually place  it in the gutters between the wall and TV, or  make an opening in the wall.”

10. How to Convert a Wall-Mounted TV to a Stand?

Ans: “Find the original stand mount that came with the TV, or buy a stand/VESA mount. Make sure the stand is ‘tall’ enough for the TV. I had to return a stand because it didn’t adjust ‘high’ enough.

You’ll need to measure the TV from the VESA mount holes to the bottom, and then also measure the TV stand.”

Now that TV is off the wall, you might also want to know how to mount its replacement and how to measure the area of the wall before you hang it. Do well to visit our page for more updates to come and leave us a comment in the comment section.

Tech Regards!