How to Mount Your TV in Your Dorm Room

Dorm rooms present specific flat panel mounting obstacles.

Dorm rooms are usually smaller than students would like. Additionally, nearly all prohibit permanently mounting anything to a wall in case of damage or noise. Given the additional obstacle that many dorm walls are painted cinder block, the dilemma on how to mount a flat panel television is a real one. Fortunately, various manufacturers offer slim and unobtrusive flat panel floorstanding mounts, getting the set out of the way while offering a sleek appearance.

Step 1

Locate the four threaded inserts on the back of the television. Align the television mount's bracket with these holes.

Step 2

Drive four of the included Philips or Allen screws and washers through the back of the mount, into the inserts on the television. Do not over-tighten the screws.

Step 3

Lift the set onto the bar on the floor mount. Recruit a helper if necessary.

Step 4

Tighten the screws at the base of the bracket, securing it to mounting bar and preventing unwanted lateral shifting.

Step 5

Locate the floor mounted television in a space providing a good viewing angle in the room, or as out of the way as possible.

Warning

Always observe the weight rating of the floor mount prior to selecting it for your specific set.

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