Lowering IMac 27" Monitor Height by 2.5"

Discussion in 'iMac' started by cj2300, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. cj2300 macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2011
    I am needing to lower my IMac 27" Monitor height down 2.5" due to desk constraints. It must be a desk mount stand alone and not an articulating arm. I assume that I will need to purchase a VESA bracket, and then I am looking for an after market solution.
  2. topmounter macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2009
    FEMA Region VIII
    The iMac has enough upwards tilt that you should be able to heat the stand with a torch and bend it forward and down to lower it. With all the vents on the bottom, cooling might be an issue though.
  3. g-boac macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2007
    That probably won't be covered by AppleCare.
  4. BasilFawlty macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2009
    New Mexico

    Actually I have the same problem. I have a rolltop desk and I knew when I bought my iMac that the 21.5 inch would fit perfect but the 27" would not allow me to close the desk. I decided I could live with the desk open, although I do sometimes wish I could close it.
  5. MBP-13''-SSD-i5 macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2011
    I would just buy a new desk.... perserve the elegance
  6. heimbachae macrumors regular


    Aug 1, 2011
    cut a hole in the desk. do not cut up your iMac.
  7. Xikum macrumors 6502

    Oct 19, 2011
    Quite possibly the worst piece of advice I've ever heard.
  8. imahawki macrumors 6502a

    Apr 26, 2011
    Aren't there mounting arms for the iMac? Could you take it off the stand and arm mount it and then lower it close the desk?
  9. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
    I needed to lower my 24" iMac (which has an even larger "chin" than the 27" models) because I got sick of craning my neck with bifocals. I bought the VESA mount kit and an Ergotron desktop stand. Now the bottom of the iMac is only 1 3/8" off the desk surface (enough to give it some airflow). If you decide to go that route, make sure whatever third party stand you get is rated to support the weight of the iMac since it's quite a bit heavier than just an LCD monitor.
  10. EricT43 macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2011

    Funniest thing I've read today, thank you!
  11. Kenjhee, Dec 1, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2011

    Kenjhee macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2011
    I think it would be better to blow a small hole in the top of the desk using HE. Gently lower the base of your iMac into the hole until the chin is flush with the desktop surface. Fill the remaining gap with concrete, or even better some foaming polyurethane, and paint to match. Custom! It'll look like the Mac literally grew out of your desk.

    For safety reasons, use a shape charge directed precisely downward, and be DAMN sure you are wearing eye and ear protection before detonating. Also, don't make the mistake of using a claymore, unless you fancy the idea of your room suddenly filled with 3.2mm steel shot!

    Goo luc (and DNTTAH).
  12. Zh2 macrumors member

    May 21, 2011
    In a house in England.

    Laughing my socks off here! I just love the idea of watching some one take a welding torch to an iMac stand and THEN trying to bend the thing into another shape!

    Pure genius!



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