Desk mounts can be complicated to install. Depending on the base, there are certain steps that must be taken to install a mount properly. Below you will find a step by step guide on how to install a monitor desk mount in no time:
Step 1: Attach the Base Mount to Your Desk
There are five different base mounts, and the instructions for mounting depend on the type you have.
Low Profile Mount
Start by placing the vertical assembly on the base mount. Make sure the external tube is lined up with the cut-out and with the base’s guide. Take an Allen wrench and secure the vertical assembly to the mount base.
Slide the base onto your desk and tighten the clamping screws. Proceed to Step 2.
Clamp mounts have bottom and vertical assembly. Start by removing the bottom assembly. Do the same as with the Low Profile mount, but instead of sliding the base onto the desk you will follow different instructions.
Position the base of the clamp mount at the desk and reattach the bottom assembly to the mount. Use an Allen wrench to tighten the bottom assembly screws. Use clamp disk screws to secure the mount onto the desk. Proceed to Step 2.
Start by loosening the pinch screws to separate the pole assembly from the grommet mount assembly. Unscrew three screws to take the lower plate off the grommet assembly. Remove the backing from adhesive tape. Place a lower plate under the desk but make sure it is concentric with the grommet hole. Place the upper mount into the grommet hole.
Align the holes in a lower plate with mounting screws and close-fit them to the table. Place the vertical assembly into the mount. Tight the pinch screws at the desired height. Go back to mounting screws and fully tighten them. Proceed to Step 2.
Take the mount and place it in the desired spot on your desk. Use all four screws to secure the mount. Proceed to Step 2.
Drill a ½” hole in your desk, place the large bolt through the hole in the curved plate and screw it into the vertical assembly pole. Make sure that the hole at the top of the pole is facing away from the user before tightening the large bolt completely. Proceed to Step 2.
Step 2: Attach the Monitor Desk Mount Arm to the Mounting Post
For the top mount, align the screw on the mounting post with the groove in the arm post. Slide the arm post into the mounting post and tightly secure with a screw.
If you are using a bracket mount, place it on the mounting post and tighten the knob at the desired height.
Step 3: Attach the VESA Bracket to the Monitor
Attaching the VESA to your monitor is straightforward. Place the cut-out on the VESA bracket toward the top of the monitor. Attach the VESA with either the provided screws or the screws that arrived with your monitor.
Step 4: Attach the Monitor to the Monitor Arm
Before you attach the monitor to the arm, check if the arm has the Quick Release Lever (QRL). Take your monitor and place the cut-out on the VESA bracket - just over the Lip on the arm. Push the bottom of the monitor into the arm. A “click” sound will signal that you did it right.
If your arm doesn't have a QRL, you will need to secure your monitor to arm with screws.