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Need help identifying a TV Mount
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Post 1 made on Monday January 29, 2018 at 00:42
Ernie Gilman
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We've been tasked with removing a dead TV at a new client. The previous installer put up something that's near impossible to reach -- small VESA pattern behind a 65" TV.

The TV is fully tilted down and I can't work out how to raise it to parallel with the wall. Once I get it there, I can reach under and undo the screw that captivates the bottom part of the mount.

These are two views toward the mount from the right side of the TV. So... Anybody know what brand, maybe even series or model, this is?

Thanks, everyone.

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If anyone can work out how I can get that image to open, instead of that staying as a link, please let me know. I've tried the methods I know.

Last edited by Ernie Gilman on January 29, 2018 00:50.
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Post 2 made on Monday January 29, 2018 at 02:28
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Not sure what mount it is but I have encountered similar situations and have just used a long shank screwdriver such as this...
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Post 3 made on Monday January 29, 2018 at 03:03
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If the installer tighten the tilting screw so much, that it is not practical to push the TV enough to un-tilt and get to the locking screws; then he apparently used a long screw driver and tightened the screw after the fact.

I keep some very long screw drivers around for just this. And I also save those really long hex bars, for those hex screws too.
OP | Post 4 made on Monday January 29, 2018 at 08:34
Ernie Gilman
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There's one phillips screw there that I can barely reach, but loosening it made no obvious difference. The other screws are allen, with one being a security allen.

The worst of it is that I can't tell if the screw locking it in place at the bottom is an allen or a philiips, plus I can't get a tool into the screw head without pulling the bottom of the TV away from the wall.

Tomorrow (today, really) there will be two of us on site to conquer this thing.

Thanks for the comments.
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Post 5 made on Monday January 29, 2018 at 08:49
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Loosen the Phillips screw on both sides and remove the twist tie on the cables. You may need to loosen the wafer head screws at the top end, just above the Phillips screws, to get it to tilt. If it does tilt, look from below to see if it has any kind of release that needs to be slid down or rotated- I don't think it will- the machine screws on the top rail will prevent lifting it off, so you'll need to use a long Allen wrench to back them and it probably has a bend in the bottom rail for the bottom screw you mentioned.

Show the other side of the mount, if possible- I have seen some that have a piece of steel that slides across the top rail, to prevent it raising, but they usually don't have the long screws at the top.

Last edited by highfigh on January 29, 2018 10:33.
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Post 6 made on Monday January 29, 2018 at 10:33
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Those screws in the 1” slots - do they loosen and allow tilt?
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OP | Post 7 made on Monday January 29, 2018 at 11:22
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I was able to loosen those screws on one side, and the whole TV slipped down about an inch. Unfortunately, it maintained the tilt angle it started with... and then I had to make the other side slip down, too, so it was level again.
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Post 8 made on Monday January 29, 2018 at 12:14
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the tv is dead? push that bitch at the top until cracking noises occur, see if that does it!!!!
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Post 9 made on Monday January 29, 2018 at 13:27
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On January 29, 2018 at 11:22, Ernie Gilman said...
Tom
I was able to loosen those screws on one side, and the whole TV slipped down about an inch. Unfortunately, it maintained the tilt angle it started with... and then I had to make the other side slip down, too, so it was level again.

On January 29, 2018 at 11:19, Ernie Gilman said...
Did the thing you did to fix the problem actually fix the problem?
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Post 10 made on Monday January 29, 2018 at 13:51
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Post 11 made on Monday January 29, 2018 at 13:54
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Post 12 made on Monday January 29, 2018 at 14:32
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First thing I thought when I read the OP...#firmly grip the TV and begin twisting pushing jamming banging until it falls off the wall". Bondo and faux painting fixes everything.
Post 13 made on Monday January 29, 2018 at 17:18
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Peerless ST660 bracket. They come with a 18" long allen wrench. Go to ADI, but a SF650 and it will come with the tool you need. Keep the tool and use the SF650 on another job. They are decent brackets.
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Post 14 made on Monday January 29, 2018 at 19:25
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On January 29, 2018 at 17:18, vwpower44 said...
Peerless ST660 bracket. They come with a 18" long allen wrench. Go to ADI, but a SF650 and it will come with the tool you need. Keep the tool and use the SF650 on another job. They are decent brackets.

This doesn't work because you didn't name the tool's model # itself. Null and void.
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Post 15 made on Monday January 29, 2018 at 20:55
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Ernie, you gonna let us know if you got this resolved? Or are you still on site trying to figure it out?
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