How to Remove the Stand From a Samsung Flat Screen TV

By Justin Obrien

Samsung flat-screen televisions are becoming a popular choice for home theater entertainment. The wide variety of different size flat screens makes this television the ideal choice for any room. The Samsung flat-screen TV comes with a standard pedestal stand attached, which can make mounting on a wall difficult. The pedestal stand is designed so the television will rest on a flat surface and angle toward the room. However, when a homeowner chooses to mount the television on the wall to give the feeling of a true theater experience, the stand can be bothersome.

Things You'll Need

  • Magnetized Phillips head screwdriver
  • Soft comforter
  • Masking or sticky tape

Step 1

Spread the comforter out on a flat surface such as the floor.

Step 2

Lay the Samsung flat-screen television face down on the comforter.

Step 3

Use the magnetized screwdriver to gently unscrew the four to six screws securing the stand to the television.

Step 4

Remove the screws with the magnetized screwdriver. If you do not have a magnetized screwdriver, cover the end of a normal screwdriver with masking tape with the adhesive side out so that it will catch the screw and pull it from the hole.

Step 5

Pull the stand from the back of the television.

Step 6

Mount the television to the wall with wall-mounting hardware you can purchase from any home entertainment store.

Tips & Warnings

  • If the screws are just spinning in the hole as you twirl the screwdriver, grasp the neck of the stand firmly and give slight pressure until you feel the screws gain traction and screw out.