How to Fit My Toshiba Wall Mount Bracketby Contributor
Wall mounting a Toshiba flat screen TV is generally doable yourself. Some basic tools and a friend to help with the lifting of the TV to the wall mount are all that is needed. If there is any uncertainty, however, use a professional service to wall mount the TV; a flat screen television is a significant investment, and professional installation can be relatively inexpensive. On the other hand, self-installation can be done in an hour to an hour and a half, and the self-satisfaction and guarantee of a job done exactly to your specifications is worth the DIY effort.
First the Wall, Then the TV Attachments
Check for a VESA designation on the box or in the manual. VESA stands for Video Electronics Standards Association, and guarantees that the set will work with VESA standard mounts. Also check the back of the set for four threaded screw holes. Very early flat screens were table-top installation only.
Pick the right location. The right location on the wall is where all connecting bolts or screws can be driven into studs. Short of this, mounting one side in a stud with both top and bottom bolts is required; the other screws must then be affixed by toggle bolts.
Use a level to ensure perfectly horizontal positioning of the mounting frame, which is the portion of the mounting hardware that is secured to the wall.
Tap or pre-start a pilot hole for the anchor bolts. Use a drill with a small diameter bit. Alternatively, use a sheetrock screw, then remove it.
Secure the first anchor bolt or screw. Use a socket wrench or drill attachment to do this. The level of resistance encountered will depend on how deep the pilot hole is. Secure the second bolt on the first anchor plain before setting the other side of the wall mount.
Secure the second side of the wall mount. If the first side was set with toggle bolts, this side should be set into a stud.
Prepare and Hang the Toshiba TV
Attach the mounting brackets to the back of the TV set. There are usually at least four screws on the set back that are pre-threaded for mounting brackets. Tighten the screws securely.
Note the location of the power cord and video inputs on the back of the display before it is hung on the wall. It’s easier to plug cables into their respective slots if you know where they go.
Hang the display. It’s easier for two people to hang the TV on the mounting rails, one on each side of the set, especially if it’s a 42 inch or larger screen.
Set safety tabs. These close over the rails or otherwise secure the set to the wall mount. In general, the weight of the set ensures secure hanging, but there’s also no reason not to make these final settings.
Items you will need
- mounting bracket
- flat screen tv
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