How to Attach a Flat Screen to a Stand

By Robin Reichert

You can mount flat screen televisions on a wall or on a television stand designed specifically for flat screen TVs. Mount your flat screen on a stand so you can easily move the television to accommodate any arrangement of your other furniture. You can also move your flat screen from room to room. Flat screen stands can accommodate televisions from small to as large as 75 inches. Stands place the flat screen at the perfect position for viewing from a seated position.

Things You'll Need

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Allen wrench

Step 1

Wrap your flat screen TV in a soft towel to prevent scratching the screen. Remove the electrical cord if possible, and unplug all RCA and other connecting cords. Place the television face down on a flat surface. Remove the screws (or plugs on some models) to prepare the TV for mounting on a stand.

Step 2

Attach adapter brackets to the back of the television using the screws supplied with the stand or television. Attach the brackets to the corresponding holes on the back of the television if your unit has more than one set of mounting holes. Tighten the screws to hold the bracket using a Phillips screwdriver, but do not over-tighten.

Step 3

Lift the television with the screen facing you. Hook the adapter brackets on the back of the television onto the television stand plate that holds the TV. Attach the top bracket first, then slowly lower the bottom section of the screen until the television rests against the attachment plate on the stand.

Step 4

Secure the adapter brackets on the back of the flat screen to the stand using the screws and tighten with an Allen wrench or Phillips screwdriver. Tighten the screws until there is no movement of the brackets on the stand attachment plate.

Tips & Warnings

  • Have someone help you lift the television onto the stand after the brackets are attached.
  • Roll up the television electrical cord and wrap a zip tie or a rubber band around the cord to hold it secure until the television is safely installed on the stand. Remove the electrical cord if possible.
  • Do not over-tighten the screws. You can damage the screws or strip the threads, which can result in the television falling from the stand.
  • Do not attempt to lift a large flat screen television without help.