Lowering the height of the imac 27

Discussion in 'iMac' started by softwaredevelop, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. softwaredevelop macrumors newbie

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    Have the imac 27, and after couple of hours getting some neck strain. I am 5'6

    considering the vesa mount and some type of arm / wall mount

    like to hear from folks that have done this - photos would be great

    Don't want to drill into the desk to install an arm.

    would be great if Apple had a 2" shorted replacement base

    if you PM I will provide my EMAil address
     
  2. bookwormsy macrumors 6502

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    Could you lower your desk or raise your chair?
     
  3. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    I did the vesa mount on wall hard to mount the kit on the iMac. Even harder to take it off. But I liked the setup.
     
  4. softwaredevelop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried that

    Still want to lower it a bit

    To bad that apple does not make the stand adjustable
     
  5. philipma1957, Jan 29, 2012
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    philipma1957 macrumors 603

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  6. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    I have the older 24" iMac (sits even higher due to bigger "chin"). I ended up getting the VESA mount and an Ergotron desktop stand (didn't want to mess with wall mounting in case I decided to move my desk). I don't have the model handy since I'm not home, but it's one that's spec'd to support 30 pounds. You need a beefy stand because the iMac weighs more than a standard LCD monitor of the same size.
     
  7. Spike88 macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps if you remove the iMacs support stand (using a credit card to unlock it) and take to a welding shop, I'm sure they can simply cut the stand, overlap it by 2", then re-weld it. Or, even bolt it back together using 4 x small screws (with flat washers and nuts). Since the support stand is behind the iMac unit, one would NOT see this modification. If I wanted to lower the iMac by 2" for an existing desk, I'd perform this mod.
     
  8. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    You would seriously take the stand to a welding shop? I bought a lower desk and higher chair.:)
     
  9. Spike88, Jan 30, 2012
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    Spike88 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes I would. Look at your iMac now. Sit in a chair - looking at its front screen. Can you see the iMacs rear stand? I cannot. If new desk or new chair was't possible (or affordable), I would simply modify the rear stand myself. Doesn't take much physical effort. And, one doesn't see the rear stand anyway. Void the warranty? Not really. I've yet to hear a rear stand breaking.. As some would say, "think outside the box for easy, simple and low cost solutions"….
     
  10. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Problem with that solution is you can only go so far and your knees don't fit under the desk any more.
     
  11. Choctaw macrumors 6502

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    Decide where the iMac stand sits on your desk. Cut a hole at that area just big enough to lower the stand downward into the desk. Make a support at the bottom of that opening at the height you need out of wood/steel that screws to the desk from underneath. Problem solved. Desk could be called your holy desk.

    Yes I am being silly.......but might be worth looking into. How about making your own desk to fit the iMac to the level you need.

    Here is a link showing a custom-built iMac Desk/Workspace.

    http://www.desktopped.com/featured/2011/02/unique-custom-built-imac-desk-and-workspace/
     

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