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Hey everybody,

I did a quick search through here to make sure this wasn't too bad of a repeat but I couldn't really find anything exactly related to this question...

I have two monitors, my second has VESA mounts by my main monitor, the LG 2340v, doesn't.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005250&Tpk=lg%202340

I would love to be able to attach both to this mount,

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10828&cs_id=1082808&p_id=5560&seq=1&format=1#largeimage

Is it possible at all, to (very very carefully of course) drill my own VESA mounting holes into the back of the monitor and have it be secure enough to mount?

I did see other people say that 3m heavy duty double sided tape maybe, but I just can't imagine that being a viable 24/7 solution.

Thanks in advance, much appreciated!
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post #2 of 12
I would suggest that you absolutely do not try to drill VESA mounting holes in your monitor. First, you won't be able to thread a screw into the back of the monitor and second you could kill your monitor or possibly hurt yourself in the process.

Try the 3m tape idea or sell your LG and buy another you can mount.
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Any other possible 'out of the box' ideas?

There has to be some way to connect the monitor to the VESA mount...
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post #4 of 12
just trade with someone else and get a different monitor.
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you could use pieces of flat bar and drill holes in each end of each bar to create a sort of adpater. 1 bar for each mounting hole with 2 holes at the opposite ends of each bar. the holes only have to be big enough for the bolts/screws to fit through
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post #6 of 12
Make an adapter out of a sheet of aluminum,
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post #7 of 12
I vote to mod it! you can always drill the holes (on an LCD there is very little chance of damaging the monitor when taking the casing off, or hurting yourself for that matter). and you can always epoxy some nuts on the inside of the monitor casing where the holes are at so you have something to thread into.

I thought this was the OCN... where watercooling your monitor would be encouraged smile.gif
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post #8 of 12
Just get some 3m 4010 tape. After a day or 2 of curing, I couldn't get my PSU off a piece of acrylic with a crowbar. Seriously, I tried it. I had to use a heatgun and a exacto knife.
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Originally Posted by kingpin4329;15163313 
I vote to mod it!...
I thought this was the OCN... where watercooling your monitor would be encouraged smile.gif

Ha that's what I thought, I figured someone else on this thread must have done something similar.
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Originally Posted by noak;15163341 
Just get some 3m 4010 tape. After a day or 2 of curing, I couldn't get my PSU off a piece of acrylic with a crowbar. Seriously, I tried it. I had to use a heatgun and a exacto knife.

How much of it did you have to use? If that's the case then that would be a pretty easy fix, only problem is making sure its safe to leave alone day after day...
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Originally Posted by Tipless;15163289 
you could use pieces of flat bar and drill holes in each end of each bar to create a sort of adpater. 1 bar for each mounting hole with 2 holes at the opposite ends of each bar. the holes only have to be big enough for the bolts/screws to fit through

If the tape option doesn't come through this is definitely something I was thinking about...

Thanks for the replies!
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post #10 of 12
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In case anybody was wondering smile.gif, I went with a sheet of aluminum, bolted the mount bracket to it directly, then after scouring the monitor and the back of the aluminum, used epoxy to attach the two.

[IMG]alum.jpg

After a little black spray paint it fits in pretty well...

[IMG]alumblack.jpg

I have the secondary monitor attached to the mount but I'm waiting a full day for the epoxy to cure before I test out the main monitor...
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