How to Remove a Samsung TV from a Wall Mount
If you want to move your Samsung TV, your first thought may be to call up a technician to help you unmount it. Although this can take a while, it’s not that challenging really, and you can do it yourself. More specifically, with the help of the following step by step instructions on how to remove any TV from the wall mount.
Bear in mind that this could be a two-person job, depending on the size of your TV.
Step 1: Preparation
Before you start, you have to make sure that you’ve unplugged all cables attached to your TV.
After that’s done, it’s time to look for the safety locks. Some wall mounts have them, but not all. If you’re not sure whether yours has them, carefully inspect your TV mount. Most of the locks use flip tabs or sliding bars for easy opening, but some of them may require a special key. If that’s the case, you should be able to find it in the original package.
Finally, you should locate the screws or pull strings. Gently lifting the bottom of the TV to give you a good look at the back. If it can’t move, don’t force it as it means that something is holding it fast. If there are any strings, you can simply pull them in the next step. But if you can’t see them, it means that you’ll need a screwdriver to remove the screws.
Step 2: Detach Your Samsung TV
This is the most important part, and if you’re not confident with a screwdriver, you may want to get help. First, you have to unscrew the mount pieces. Then, it’s time to pull on the mount strings. Some of them have a spring lock, so you have to be very careful not to activate it.
Now, separate your Samsung TV from the wall by just a tiny bit. It’d be great to have someone to help you and hold the TV while you’re pulling the strings. If you’re going it alone, you’ll have to improvise. Start by pulling the string on one side and carefully removing that side from the wall. Then, repeat for the other side.
The only thing left is to separate the TV from the top part of the mount. You can do so by lifting your Samsung TV over the mount and then proceed to put it gently on the floor.
Step 3: Remove the Mount
With your Samsung TV safely off the mount, protect it by putting it face-down on your bed, carpeted floor, or something soft that won’t scratch the screen. There’s still one small part of the mount attached to the back of your TV. It’s usually attached with four bolts or screws, so you’ll want to remove them.
Congrats! Your Samsung TV is free and you can move it wherever you want. If you’re replacing your old TV with a new one, the mount can stay on your wall if it fits your new TV. Otherwise, you’ll probably want to remove it as well. All you have to do is to loosen the wall screws and pull the frame off the wall. You can then use it to mount your Samsung TV somewhere else, if that’s the plan.
Every Wall Mount Is Different…
Every wall mount is different, but most of them are built on the same principles. Usually, the only thing different is the number and size of the screws. Therefore, make sure that you have an adjustable screwdriver so that there are no surprises. Another challenge could be unlocking the locks, and if necessary, you’d use the special key that came with your wall mount.
Practice Makes Perfect!
As you can see, removing a Samsung TV from the wall mount isn’t that challenging. You don’t need professional services, but you may want to ask someone to help you hold the TV while you’re unscrewing it. Also, if this is your first time doing something like this, it may be useful to have someone more experienced who can help if needed.
Have you ever accomplished this before? What was the most difficult part? Let us know in the comments section below.