VESA Mount Adapter Kit for iMac and LED Cinema or Apple Thunderbolt Display
VESA Mount Adapter Kit for iMac and LED Cinema or Apple Thunderbolt Display
This VESA Mount Adapter Kit allows your 24-inch or 27-inch iMac computer, 24-inch or 27-inch LED Cinema Display, or Apple Thunderbolt Display to be used with a variety of alternative mounting solutions, such as wall mounts and zero-footprint articulating arms, based on the VESA flat-panel mounting interface (FPMI).
With a tool in this kit, you can remove the iMac or display stand and attach the VESA Mount Adapter. Then connect any VESA-compliant mounting solution with a 100 mm x 100 mm attachment.
With the VESA Mount Adapter attached, your computer or display complies with the VESA MIS-D, 100, C version specification.
Works with the following models:
- 24-inch iMac (aluminium and glass)
- 27-inch iMac (late 2009, mid 2010, and mid 2011)
- 24-inch LED Cinema Display
- 27-inch LED Cinema Display
- 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display
Ratings & Reviews
It fits perfectly!
I was a little worried about buying this mount due to the previous review saying that it didn't fit. But, I bought and created a l I was a little worried about buying this mount due to the previous review saying that it didn't fit. But, I bought and created a little video showing how it's installed. It does fit just fine, but I can see why it might seem like it doesn't fit.
Search for "Apple VESA Mount Adapter Unboxing and Install" on YouTube. I can't post the link here. …
- Written by Geoff T from Beaverton
242 of 268 people found this useful
You really need a Torx-capable screwdriver
This adapter kit contains two pieces: a flange that attaches to a stub inside the monitor/iMac, and an adapter plate that attaches This adapter kit contains two pieces: a flange that attaches to a stub inside the monitor/iMac, and an adapter plate that attaches to that flange (the adapter plate is the only part pictured in the its description).
A single Torx fastener driven through the adapter plate is actually responsible for aligning the whole assembly. It carries lots of strain and requires significant torque to install completely. If you try to torque the fastener by hand, you will strip the head. A high-torque screwdriver with Torx head is a requirement. …
- Written by Kyle S from Seattle
204 of 266 people found this useful
Unsurprisingly excellent design
I used this to mount a Thunderbolt display to an ergonomic sit to stand arm and it worked great. It should be no surprise to anyon I used this to mount a Thunderbolt display to an ergonomic sit to stand arm and it worked great. It should be no surprise to anyone that follows Apple that this is a well designed product. While installing it I was struck at how much thought went into it and how well it was built.
The installation was very smooth and painless. If you have trouble getting the holes on the sides of the flange to line up read the instructions, you have to tighten the center bolt on the adapter very tight in order to bring the plate down enough to line up the holes. …
- Written by Daniel W from Oakland
165 of 192 people found this useful
Yes, it can be difficult...
...but you can outsmart it! I've done this twice now, and by far the hardest part for me has been getting the 2 side bolts in (did ...but you can outsmart it! I've done this twice now, and by far the hardest part for me has been getting the 2 side bolts in (didn't have a problem with the credit card thing, you just have to aim farther upward than they imply). Anyway, today I outsmarted it with a spoon from the kitchen - perfect shape to create a lever and lift the bar up to get the holes to line up! …
- Written by Bill H from Milpitas
I purchased two VESA Mount Adapters. Once was for my 27" iMac, and the other was for a 27" Thunderbolt. I read one of the review I purchased two VESA Mount Adapters. Once was for my 27" iMac, and the other was for a 27" Thunderbolt. I read one of the reviews and he had posted a Youtube video of him installing an adapter on his Thunderbolt. That video was very useful. I used the included tools and I had no problems with aligning the screws, removing screws, stripping screws that some of the other reviewers had problems with. Take it slow, make sure and put plenty of pressure on the screws when removing and installing them, and make sure the included allen wrenches are completely seated in the screws and you will be fine. …
- Written by Shane S from Vail
1 of 1 people found this useful
painful to install
I had a difficult time installing the VESA mount on an Apple Thunderbolt Display. One of the flange bolts stripped during the inst I had a difficult time installing the VESA mount on an Apple Thunderbolt Display. One of the flange bolts stripped during the installation so I had to make do with only 7 bolts attaching the flange. Before I realized the threads were stripped I took the flange off and somehow the spring-loaded bracket (that the flange attaches to) snapped back into the monitor :-(.
The "good" news is that I was able to pull the bracket back out of the monitor using a large paper clip formed into an ad-hoc handle. Once I hooked the ends of my handle into holes on either end of the bracket I could pull the bracket out with some force.
I believe the spring-loaded bracket was locked as the manual asks - I used the plastic "credit card" to depress the latch and the bracket seemed very stable. Somehow, though, when struggling to attach the flange I managed to unlock the bracket. I think this is a very poor design that allows the bracket to snap back into the monitor and become nearly unreachable.
I recommend attaching the flange to the bracket quickly once the bracket is visible, and once the flange is attached, not removing it again. I think if I had done that everything would have gone smoothly.
Once I had the flange attached, attaching the mount adapter was pretty easy. By using the center bolt to dial in the position of the flange I could put both horizontal bolts in almost entirely by hand.
This bolts in this kit are low quality. One flange bolt stripped and the head on one of the hex bolts was deformed by the included hex wrench. The included tools are garbage: I used my own Torx screwdriver and hex wrenches instead. IKEA furniture literally comes with higher quality tools and parts. For $40, this is really disappointing. …
- Written by Joseph D from Philadelphia
3 of 4 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
What type and size screws are used to attach the display to the vesa plate? They didn't come with the VESA Mount and can't find this info in the kit
- Asked by Douglas S from Calgary
- Aug 8, 2014
is there a VESA mount for a 21.5" iMac?
- Asked by Keith J from Parkes
- Oct 4, 2011
Previous generation 21.5" iMacs are not mountable via VESA mounts, as the frame and posts are not re Previous generation 21.5" iMacs are not mountable via VESA mounts, as the frame and posts are not removeable/the iMacs do not have the necessary hardware to be attachable. However, Apple does sell pre-mounted 21.5 and 27" iMacs currently from the Apple Store Online. …
- Answered by Kraig S from Deer River
- May 1, 2013
Can you tilt the monitor with this adapter kit?
- Asked by Bryan P from San Diego
- Jul 3, 2013
No. This product is simply a bracket that replaces the display foot and allows it to be attached to No. This product is simply a bracket that replaces the display foot and allows it to be attached to a wall mount, which is not included. Tilting and pivoting would be a feature of the mount. …
- Answered by Eric O from Rockford
- Jul 5, 2013
Does this mount work with the iMac model released January 2013?
- Asked by Juan L from Miami
- Aug 1, 2013
No. However, on the Online apple store there is a version of the 2013 iMac sold with a VESA mount i No. However, on the Online apple store there is a version of the 2013 iMac sold with a VESA mount instead of the normal desk stand. Go to store>mac>iMac and there should be a link under the model selection. …
- Answered by Nick M from Corfu
- Oct 30, 2013