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Would it be possible to create a DIY wall mount for a Dell SE178WFP monitor? Answered

Hey all;

I'm a bit frugal and I was thinking about creating a mount for my widescreen, 17 in. Dell SE178WFP monitor. As it turns out, the base detaches quite nicely from the screen; however, I'm not willing to pay extra money just for an additional mount. Preferably, I'd like not to drill holes in the wall in back of it, as it is merely thin drywall. At one point, I thought Velcro could work but that's a bit ridiculous for a -stationary- computer screen =cD.

Additionally, there's a small metal plate that is attached to the original base that snaps into the monitor itself, if that's of any use.

Thanks in advance,

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McGrep (author)2010-03-04

Sorry about the delay in response, I'd expected answers to come weeks later!
@jeff-o: I found some wood framing behind a wall and an excellent place for the mount.

@steveastrouk: I'll look into it, thanks.

@lemonie: I'll get a picture up in a little bit. True, there are always brackets and fixings but I like to be double-sure that I don't demolish the thing and end up cannibalizing the monitor as a whole. It's happened with quite a few other projects =cD.

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jeff-o (author)2010-02-17

If you want to wall mount it, you're going to have to drill some holes.  Remember it's not drywall everywhere - at some point there will be a stud behind the wall, that's where you want to mount it.

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steveastrouk (author)2010-02-16

Its got a VESA plate, its designed to be simple to mount up.
Last time I bought a wall plate it cost me the equivalent of 20 USD.

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lemonie (author)2010-02-16

Can you photograph & post the back?
It shouldn't be hard with the right brackets and fixings.


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