If you’ve just moved into a new home and are still getting it set up, or you have a smaller apartment that won’t support the weight of wall-mounted televisions, then you might need to know how to take your TV off a wall mount. This article will give you the information you need to do just that. To wall-mount a TV, it needs to come with the necessary mounting equipment as standard; this isn’t usually the case when buying budget models. If your TV doesn’t come with its own wall-mounting brackets, then you will either need to find them secondhand or purchase new ones from an online or local retailer. Before we get started on this guide about how to take a TV off a wall mount, here are some general tips and tricks for making sure that everything is secure and in place once it is installed.
How To Take A Tv Off A Wall Mount
Don’t drop the TV during installation
If you’re self-installing your TV, then you will need to take great care when lifting and lowering the TV onto the wall mount. Dropping the TV during the installation process could cause damage that is not covered by your warranty. And you will have to pay to get it repaired or replaced. One way to make sure that you don’t drop the TV while installing it on the wall mount is to use a lifting belt. A lifting belt is a strap that goes around your waist and helps distribute the weight of the TV through your legs. This makes it much easier to lift and lower the TV without straining your muscles.
Use drywall anchors
If you have a wall made of plasterboard, then it is possible that you will need to use drywall anchors to secure your wall mount. The plasterboard is very weak and brittle, so it is not suitable for securing heavy pieces of furniture such as televisions. Using drywall anchors will give you the support that you need to securely and safely install a wall mount. However, make sure that your TV is less than 80 pounds. Using drywall anchors on anything heavier than this is incredibly dangerous and could result in serious injury or a total collapse of the wall.
Use a hanger bar
If you want a quick, secure installation of your TV, then you could try using a hanger bar. Hanger bars are very easy to install and are ideal for lighter-weight televisions between 25 and 50 pounds. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes, so you should be able to find one to use with your existing wall mount. Hanger bars are quick to install and provide a very secure fit for your TV. They are also easy to remove, which means that you can take your TV off the wall mount when you don’t want it there.
Use professional quality mounting brackets
If you have an exceptionally heavy television that far exceeds the weight limit of a hanger bar, then using mounting brackets could be a better solution. When installing your TV, make sure that you use a professional quality mounting bracket that is designed for the weight of your TV. Using a cheap, shoddy bracket could result in your TV falling off the wall and causing serious injury to you or your loved ones. When you are purchasing mounting brackets, make sure that they come with a swivel hook that allows the TV to be swung out of the way when not in use. This will make it much easier to move around in the room and keep your cables and wires out of sight.
How To Take A Tv Off A Wall Mount?
Disable the wall mount
If you are taking your television off the wall mount, then you should first disable the mounting bracket before removing it. To do this, press on either side of the mounting bracket and slide it away from the wall until it clicks into place.
Make sure that you are ready to remove the TV
Make sure that you are ready to take your television off of its mounting bracket before making any moves towards removing it. If you try to move a heavy television while it is still attached to its mounting bracket, then you could damage either your TV or your wall mount. If this happens, then there will be no way for you to fix the damage and no way for anyone else in your house to fix or replace a damaged piece of furniture for you.
Remove all cables from their ports on the back of your television
If there are any cables connected to or attached directly to your television back panel (such as speakers or an HDMI cable), then make sure that they have been removed from their ports on the back of your television before moving it around too much or attempting to disconnect them from their ports during installation/removal of its mounting bracket/TV stand/wall mount (where applicable). If they remain in place during removal and installation, then they could become damaged by being pulled out of place during movement, pulled out in a direction other than what was intended by their original design, and/or pulled out too quickly by a person attempting to remove the television from its mounting bracket.
Remove the TV mount/TV stand/wall mount (where applicable)
If you have purchased a mounting bracket that does not require that you remove your TV from its mounting bracket, then you should be able to simply pull it off of the wall and set it aside when you are finished removing your television from it. This makes things much easier for everyone involved and will save time overall. However, if your television is attached to a wall mount or wall stand, then there will be a few more steps involved in removing it from its mounting bracket or stand before setting it aside.
Remove all of the screws that are holding the television’s back panel down on the wall mount or stand
The back panel of your television attaches to the back of its mounting bracket or stand with several screws located at each corner and along one long side of each panel. Once these screws have been removed, then you can lift up one side of your television’s back panel and move it off of its mounting bracket or stand so that you can remove it from your room altogether. If there are any cables attached to this back panel, then make sure that they have been detached from their ports on the back of your television before moving them around too much or attempting to disconnect them during the installation/removal of its mounting bracket/TV stand/wall mount (where applicable). If they remain in place during removal and installation, then they could become damaged by being pulled out of place during movement, pulled out in a direction other than what was intended by their original design, and/or pulled out too quickly by a person attempting to remove the television from its mounting bracket.
A wall-mounted TV is a fantastic way to create more space in your home. However, if you don’t have the right TV to wall-mount, or you just want the TV off the wall, then you need to know how to take it off. Before you start to take the TV off the wall, make sure that you have turned off the power and that there is no risk of being shocked. Once you have double-checked these things, you can begin to remove the TV from the wall mount.