Step 1: Mess = Bad
Here is the mess, with cables hanging. Her decorations are hopelessly displaced on one side. The wife is not happy. This is not good. She has this thing about balance. Everything has to be perfectly symmetrical with her. With her Yin and Yang out of equilibrium, there is no time to waste.
Step 2: Materials and Tools
1 package cable ties (with screw mounting hole tabs)
2 mounting screws with matching Threaded Drywall Anchors
1 Wire cutter (or Heavy duty scissors)
1 Screwdriver for mounting screws
Stud Finder (optional)
Step 3: Where to Mount?
1) Hold the unit up by hand to determine a suitable mounting position.
2) Make sure there is enough clearance for the cable connections.
3) Make sure there is enough clearance around the back and bottom air vents.
4) When you are happy with the position mark the two bottom corners with masking tape.
5) Pour the wife a glass of wine and have her approve mounting selection (optional).
6) Remove TV from Wall and place it out of the way (be careful). Its easier with two people, although I was able to do it myself.
Step 4: Construct the Sling Thing
Just like you, your Wii wants support. The sling you construct should be wide and left a bit loose. Remember, you want to be able to slip your Wii in and out freely in case of an emergency.
First make one sling, then make its twin. Test for fit. You can clip off the tie ends and screw holes that are not needed or wait till later. I left some of my tie wrap ends uncut for fine tuning after mounting.
BE SURE NOT TO CUT THE SCREW HOLES USED FOR MOUNTING!
Step 5: Wall Mount
Using the masking tape markings from an earlier step, mount the slings to the wall. This is where you would use the stud finder and the level. I was able to mount the first screw into a stud. I used a drywall anchor for the second. On my first try I made the slings a bit too close. You can see I moved it over in the last photo. Make sure the vent underneath is not blocked. When you are happy? Trim all of the ties. Remove the Wii from the slings.
Step 6: Hook Up the Cables.
Slide the Wii into the sling. Hook up all of the cable connections. Plug the power pack in behind the TV and tuck it behind the TV as well. I mounted my Wii sensor bar thingy on the bottom of my TV with the double sided sticky pads and it seems to work fine. Your results may vary. You may need to mount it on top. Make sure to change the console's settings so that it knows whether the sensor bar is on top or bottom of your TV .
Step 7: Restoration of Zen
Power up the Wii.