I wall mounted 2 Thunderbot Displays *pics*

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  1. deafgoose, Nov 22, 2011
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    deafgoose macrumors regular

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    I recently purchased two Thunderbot Dislpays for my 2011 Mac Mini 2.5Ghz. I wanted to raise the monitors a little and also achieve a cleaner look so I decided to wall mount them.

    I ordered the VESA 100 adapters from Apple and wall mounts from MonoPrice.

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  2. orpheus1120 macrumors 65816

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    Very nice! So I take it that you drilled holes into your wall to get the tb cables through? How does it look from the other side of the wall?
     
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    Sweet man.

    You're living your dream. I like it. Dual TB displays....waiting for your Pegasus I presume?:)
     
  4. alq macrumors member

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    Very nice and clean.
    perfect idea with the cables behind the wall!
    Love it!

    alq.
     
  5. deafgoose thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep. I installed two wall plates to run the power cables and I need to get an extension cable for the thunderbolt to connect to my mini.
     
  6. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    The walls are hollow. The holes on one side do not go through the other side.
     
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    Why have the Mac on the desk at all? Does it even have an Optical drive in it? And even if it did, do you really use it that much? How about a small rack hanging below the desk for the computer? It'll be out of sight.

    If you need USB access, maybe there's a small attractive USB hub you can put on the desk. And you need some nice looking speakers.
     
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    I agree. I'd hide the Mac, throw one of these in the desk and call it a day.

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10307&cs_id=1030702&p_id=6439&seq=1&format=2

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  11. GekkePrutser macrumors 6502a

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    Great setup!! Very classy.

    And why would you hide the Mac Mini? You'd still need to reach it every time to turn it on, and to plug stuff in.
     
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    In the third picture it looks like the piece that the iMac stand and wall mount piece attach to went back inside the iMac.

    How did you get it back out? I took off my wall mount to put the stand back on and that piece went back inside the iMac and I can't get it out.
     
  14. deafgoose thread starter macrumors regular

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    I need access to the SD card slot because I take lots of pictures in my studio that is behind my desk. I also think the mini is beautiful and should be shown off.

    Apple Vesa Adapters:
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD179ZM/A

    Wall mounts:
    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...d=1082802&p_id=8095&seq=1&format=1#largeimage

    That piece did not go back in, that is what it looks like fully extended out. If you lost it, you will need to take off the front glass and remove the LCD. That will give you access the mechanism.
     
  15. obey908 macrumors 6502a

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    I know :( I have an appointment with apple tn. Hope it doesn't cost too much.

    Set up looks great, btw
     
  16. Gordy macrumors 6502a

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    Ace pics. I am about mount my ACD on a Humanscale stand. This has given me even more encouragement :)

    Can I ask how you removed the stand as I cannot see the screws shown on your first pic?
     
  17. deafgoose thread starter macrumors regular

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    The Apple VESA Adapters included a thin credit card sized piece of plastic. That is what you shove into the monitor to push the latch inside to get access to those screws.

    You can't just use a bank card or credit card because its too thick. If you can find something thin enough, your golden.
     
  18. Gordy macrumors 6502a

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    Ah that's so clever and so apple. I love it. Thanks for that.

    I've not opened the box, yet I need to make sure I can find my humanscale mount in the loft before starting on the weekend.
     
  19. jbjones85 macrumors member

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    wow that looks really good. Maybe my holiday bonus will be higher than normal and I can pick one of these displays up. I'm jealous.
     
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    Can you link to the Thunderbolt extension cable you used? I did not realize they existed.
     
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    That chair looks comfortable! What brand/model?
     
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    very nice. I too would like the make of the chair and a link if possible.

    I am also going for the dual TBD set up, but if I do decide to mount them I will use a different mount to give me access to the back of them. I give you a 10 for style and simplicity, but my OCD requires I move things around at least weekly.:rolleyes:
     
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    I think it is this chair by Herman Miller.

    Link.
     
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    $1200!!! HAHAHAHA yea right!
     

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