Mounting your LG TV is fairly straightforward, and if you’re handy, it’s downright painless! You can easily buy a wall mount from LG so that it is the perfect fit for your television, usually the product comes with the screws needed to attach both the television to the mount and the mount to the wall. However, if you misplaced your screws, desire extra stability, or simply want to know what screws you need for your LG TV wall mount, keep reading!
The majority of the popular LG TV models use mounts the require M6 screws. It is important to note that depending on the size of the television, some models will use M8, M5, or M4 screws. Correct Screw Size for LG TV Mount
Although most LG TVs will use M6 screws, others will need the other various sizes. We did a little more research to find out how you know which screw size you need to safely mount your LG TV on your wall.
How Do I Find Out What Size Screws I Need for my LG TV Mount?
You have your wall mount, your television, and your Phillips head screwdriver ready, but you still don’t know what kind of screws you need! There are several ways to assess exactly what size you will need to mount your LG TV with confidence.
- TV Manual. Your LG TV manual has written, for your convenience, the exact size of the screws you will need for mounting.
- Measure. If you have lost your manual, you can measure yourself using a pencil to see how far in the screw has to go, make sure also you add the depth of the mounting bracket!
- Size Chart. If you know the dimensions of your television and can measure the space between the holes for the screws, you can use the chart below to determine what size you need.
- Buy the Kit. Does this all sound a little too complicated? Don’t worry, there is an all-in-one LG TV Mount Screw Kit available on Amazon that is guaranteed to work with any television and mount. How To Find Your LG TV Mount Screw Size
Does the Screw Size for my Wall Mount Change with the Size of my LG TV?
Absolutely, the necessary screw size for the secure mounting of your television changes depending on the width of the TV and the VESA pattern (read on in the next section to learn to measure your VESA size.)
|Screen Size||VESA||Screw Size|
|Less than 19’’||75×75||M4|
|40”-88”||400×400 or More||M8|
Of course, it isn’t only about the size of the TV, the correct screw size can also depend on what type of mount you purchased. Once again, the mount should come with the necessary screws. If you want more, lost a few, or are curious which size you are using, the size will be written in the mount manual. Mounting Screw Size for LG TV
How Do I Measure for a TV Mount Using the VESA Standard?
If you are a handy do-it-yourself kind of person, or if you want to be, learning a little more about the VESA standard will help you buy the right mount for your television so you know your TV will stay where it’s supposed to!
VESA, or the Video Electronics Standards Association, established consistent measurements of the holes on the backs of every television on the market. This system is known as either the Flat Display Mounting Interface (FDMI) or the VESA Mounting Interface Standard (MIS). This essentially means that most mounts and TVs are now compatible and that any TV owner can easily measure the distance between the mounting holes and find the right mount for their TV. What is the VESA Standard?
So how can you find your VESA? First, measure horizontally between the top two holes, then measure vertically between the top and bottom hole. The horizontal line is your first number and the vertical, your second. Take these measurements in millimeters, and you have figured out your VESA pattern!
Let’s review a little to make sure you’ve got it. Figuring out which screw size you need for your LG TV wall mount is as simple as reading the instruction manual. Although, who needs a manual now that you are an expert on LG mount screw sizes and the VESA standard!
You may be safe betting on M6 screws as they are the most used for LG TV wall mounts. But if you want to be sure, all you need are the measurements of your LG TV and the VESA distance between your mount holes.