How do I Mount a Flat Screen Vizio TV?

By Tyson Cliffton

Wall mounting a Vizio flat-screen television provides a solution to create extra living space in a family room. Either get rid of the table the Vizio television was sitting on, or use that space for decoration. Wall mounting a Vizio flat-screen television also lifts an expensive television out of the reach of small children, flying objects, pets and rowdy friends at any parties you host.

Things You'll Need

  • Level
  • Pencil
  • Phillips- and flat-head screwdrivers
  • Power drill
  • Soft, thick blanket
  • Stud finder
  • Tape measure
  • Wall mount unit for flat-screen television

Monitor Attachment

Step 1

Remove the six screws attached to the bottom of the Vizio flat-screen television stand. Remove the top part of the television and place it face down on a soft, thick blanket. Ensure you have the two parts of a wall mount: the monitor attachment and the wall bracket. Have the monitor attachment nearby.

Step 2

Locate the four screw holes in the middle of the Vizio television where the monitor attachment goes.

Step 3

Set the monitor attachment on the back of the Vizio television and line up the holes that put the television in the location desired. If necessary, you can always take the monitor down and adjust the monitor attachment later.

Step 4

Screw the monitor attachment onto the back of the Vizio flat-screen television.

Hang Wall Bracket

Step 1

Locate a spot on the wall where you want to hang the Vizio flat-screen television. Use a stud finder to find two studs in the area. The studs should be between 12 and 16 inches apart. Once you locate the studs, use a small finishing nail to poke holes through the drywall into each stud until you locate the center. Using a ruler, draw a vertical six-inch line that represents the center of the stud.

Step 2

Place the level against the wall. Once the level is straight, make two pencil marks along the lines on the wall where you want to hang the Vizio television.

Step 3

Drill holes into the pencil marks.

Step 4

Line up the wall bracket with the screw holes and screw the wall bracket into place.

Mount Vizio Flat-Screen TV

Step 1

Lift your Vizio flat-screen television.

Step 2

Hang the television on the wall bracket. Hold the Vizio television against the wall and slowly let it come down. Eventually, the hooks on the television attachment lock into the wall bracket.

Step 3

Look at the back of the Vizio television to ensure everything is locked into place and is straight. If it is not, repeat Steps 1 and 2 in Section 3 until the Vizio flat-screen television is securely held in place.