How to mount a 30" Cinema Display on the wall?

johntech

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I am trying to find the proper mounting hardware to mount a 30" Cinema Display on a wall. I would like to have the monitor as close to the wall as possible and still be able to do a slight screen tilt if it needs to be adjusted a little. Ideally, I would like for this mounting hardware to be no more than 2 inches in width so the monitor is as close to the wall as possible.

I noticed that Apple sells a "VESA Mount Adapter Kit," however, I don't know what "compatible" VESA wall mount would work with this adapter to accomplish what I would like to do. I am a bit confused by all the different VESA mounts that are out there... some say "75" or "100" -- I had no idea what that refers to.

Any help would be great appreciated. Thanks in advance!

-John
 

Reflow

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Mar 30, 2005
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I am trying to find the proper mounting hardware to mount a 30" Cinema Display on a wall. I would like to have the monitor as close to the wall as possible and still be able to do a slight screen tilt if it needs to be adjusted a little. Ideally, I would like for this mounting hardware to be no more than 2 inches in width so the monitor is as close to the wall as possible.

I noticed that Apple sells a "VESA Mount Adapter Kit," however, I don't know what "compatible" VESA wall mount would work with this adapter to accomplish what I would like to do. I am a bit confused by all the different VESA mounts that are out there... some say "75" or "100" -- I had no idea what that refers to.

Any help would be great appreciated. Thanks in advance!

-John
My advice would be go the the nearest apple store (if there is one) and look at the 30'' and ask if the carry the mounting hardware. That's what I would do or even call them for advice on where to buy it
 

rogersmj

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Sep 10, 2006
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Your ACD is VESA-100 compatible. The 100 and 75 in VESA mounting references the spacing (in millimeters) between the mounting holes. Most mounts contain holes for both VESA-75 and -100 devices. You can pick out any mount you want, and as long as it's VESA-100 compatible (and can handle the weight of the 30", but I doubt that will be a problem), it should work. You don't have to buy the Apple one.
 

johntech

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Feb 2, 2007
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Your ACD is VESA-100 compatible. The 100 and 75 in VESA mounting references the spacing (in millimeters) between the mounting holes. Most mounts contain holes for both VESA-75 and -100 devices. You can pick out any mount you want, and as long as it's VESA-100 compatible (and can handle the weight of the 30", but I doubt that will be a problem), it should work. You don't have to buy the Apple one.
Thanks for the info.

Do you know of any good stores online that sell wall mounts? I did some searching and couldn't seem to find what I was looking for.

-John
 

Cybix

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Feb 10, 2006
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i mounted a 20" iMac in my kitchen recently

try sanus for a mount, they make heaps of differnet ones, good quality too.

you will need the apple vesa mount kit, AND a wall mount. you will be very lucky to get it as close as 2" to the wall... see the iKitchen link in my sig for info on Sanus, etc

James
 

Osamede

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Oct 28, 2009
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Revisiting this thread - does any one know of a current source for Apple's discontinued mount for the ACD 30" VESA mount? Or a third party source for it?