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Old 09-29-2008, 10:35 AM   #1
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I recently purchased a wall unit for my tv and am having problems. The screws that come in the back of my TV, which is where you mount the brackets on the back, aren't long enough. I've went to every hardware store in town and cannot find anything that matches.
Since the bracket needs to be fixated on the back on the TV the screw needs to be about 1/2 inch longer and since it's going into the back of the TV, it needs to be right. If i put the wrong screw on, the tv might fall.

Any ideas? Anyone else have this problem with their Samsung TV?
Any suggestions of where to find this stupid screw?
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You need only take the screws to a hardware store and get the same size (diameter & pitch)-- just LONGER-- actually you do not want them to MATCH; they need to be longer. You probably need the VESA standard, a M8 X 25mm (length-- more if you need it . . .). The screws are standard metric sizes. I have been ablew to get these at Lowe's and Home Depot.


http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/co...00L02_0215.pdf

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They are likely metric screws used on the back of the display for the wall mount. It seems crazy but they SHOULD be listing the screw sizes in the manual so there is no mistakes.

I would call Samsung to get the exact screw size if I were you.
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You need only take the screws to a hardware store and get the same size (diameter & pitch)-- just LONGER-- actually you do not want them to MATCH; they need to be longer. You probably need the VESA FDMI standard, a 4mm X 0.7 mm pitch X 10mm (length-- more if you need it . . .). The screws are standard metric sizes. I have been ablew to get these at Lowe's and Home Depot.
Home Depot and Lowes don't have any of these screws, i've taken it to every hardware store in my town and nothing.
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I hung a 58" Samsung Plasma on the wall-- no (screw/bolt) problems. I removed the four standard M8 screws and the brackets from a 50" Panasonic plasma and transfered the brackets and screws to the Samsung. The screws came with the mounting bracket.

See your Samsung Installation & Operation manual: http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/co...00L02_0215.pdf

➢ The standard dimensions for wall mount kits are shown in the table above.
➢ When purchasing our wall mount kit, a detailed installation manual and all parts necessary for assembly are
provided.
➢ Do not use screws longer than the standard dimension, as they may cause damage to the inside of the TV set.
➢ For wall mounts that do not comply with the VESA standard screw specifications, the length of the screws may differ
depending on their specifications.
➢ Do not use screws that do not comply with the VESA standard screw specifications.
Do not use fasten the screws too strongly, this may damage the product or cause the product to fall, leading to
personal injury. Samsung is not liable for these kinds of accidents.
➢ Samsung is not liable for product damage or personal injury when a non-VESA or non-specified wall mount is used
or the consumer fails to follow the product installation instructions
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