Lowering IMac 27" Monitor Height by 2.5"

cj2300

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Nov 28, 2011
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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.
 

topmounter

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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.
 

g-boac

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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.
That probably won't be covered by AppleCare.
 

BasilFawlty

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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.
 

Xikum

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Oct 19, 2011
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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.
Quite possibly the worst piece of advice I've ever heard.
 

imahawki

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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?
 

fhall1

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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.
 

EricT43

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Oct 5, 2011
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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.
:D

Funniest thing I've read today, thank you!
 

Kenjhee

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Originally Posted by topmounter
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.
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).
 
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Zh2

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Hi,

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!

Regards.

Z
 
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