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#115180 16-Mar-2013 22:48
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I bought a 3 screens on a rail desk mount at PB tech today, to reduce clutter.

Anyway, this is the problem.

I would have thought the spec would have covered mechanical clearances from the bracket etc.

As it stands I will have to either grind the brackets down, or get longer M4 screws and a stack of washers to get it to clear the plastic on the monitors.

Who does the blame lie with for something like this? Dell or the bracket makers?


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  #782801 16-Mar-2013 22:51
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I wouldn't say the blame is on either parties. The VESA mounting standard just covers the screw positions and the weight:

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  #782804 16-Mar-2013 23:01
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Im thinking it may be the bracket since

Common notes for variants B to E

says this..

The bracket is within a rounded rectangle whose sides extend at most 7.5 mm beyond the hole centers and with a corner radios of at least 6 mm.



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  #783695 18-Mar-2013 23:09
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Most stands that i have bought also came with an excessive amount of screws, washers and spacers so that the stand's mounting plate can be separated from the rear of the screen by 2cm long spacers.

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  #783710 18-Mar-2013 23:50
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Just pack it with washers. Possibly not the best designed mount though, looks a bit on the cheap side from the photo, if it didn't come with some advice with it. What does the mount instructions say? Dell monitors are very common and that is a common way dell do their mounts, so it is not as though it is an obsure brand..

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  #783862 19-Mar-2013 12:18
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Mount instructions are hopeless.

The mount is pretty crap too, the alu bar that the 3 brackets are on twists with the load of the screen at the end of the bar, so even when I angle the bracket up, the outter monitor is a few mm lower than the center one.

One of the cheap ex leases I bought blew up on power on so I am only running it with 2 at the moment. I expect with 3 the croookedness will go away.


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  #783870 19-Mar-2013 12:46
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What brand is the Bracket?

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