How to Remove a Monitor Stand

Much like many of today’s TV sets, today’s computer monitors can also be mounted to a wall or a cabinet to save you some extra space or to simply give your home office a new look. In order to do that, you will need to remove the stand from the monitor. Monitors can be attached in a few different ways, with the most popular methods being screws or plastic tabs that connect the stand to the monitor. Either way, the process of removing the stand is an easy one that can be done by one person in just a few minutes.

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Removing a Stand That’s Secured Without Screws

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Turn the power off on your monitor and unplug the power cable from the power source and any cables connecting the monitor to the computer.

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Lay a towel or a soft cloth down on a table or another flat, sturdy surface.

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Lay the monitor down on the cloth, with the screen facing downward.

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Squeeze the tabs that hold the stand in place together and pull the stand away from the monitor.

Removing a Stand That’s Secured With Screws

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Unplug all cables from the monitor, including the power supply and those connecting the monitor to the computer.

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Lay a towel or a soft cloth down on a table.

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Place the monitor face down on the cloth.

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Use the Phillips or flathead screwdriver to loosen the screw(s) in the bottom of the stand. The number of screws that connect your base to the monitor and the type of screws will vary from monitor to monitor.

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Pull the base away from the monitor to remove it.