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Really nothing much to show here, the stand has arrived and is now assembled. The thing I forgot to do was weigh the 3 monitors together, there is a min weight requirement for the Ergotron LX (10.9Kg) for the lift to work properly, the 3 monitors combined is only 6.9 Kg. Wow... monitors has gotten a lot lighter since back in the Sony Trinitron or Mitsubishi Flat Screen days, I even recall some old 17" Dell LCD's that I had that weighed at least 5-6 Kg a piece, these are 22" monitors and I can hold it up with 2 fingers.. smile.gif

So the problem I am having now is the stand push down and does not stay there since there is not enough weight to hold the lift down.

Any suggestions? missus said tie a couple of 5 Lbs dumbells on each side, I'm thinking "yea, that'll look nice"...










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post #22 of 26
I suppose the only real solution is to get BIGGER MONITORS!

Or not whatever.

Very odd looking stand, whats the actual issue, that there is not enough front weight so the stand leans back?

Could you fix the base to the desk?
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I suppose the only real solution is to get BIGGER MONITORS!

Or not whatever.

Very odd looking stand, whats the actual issue, that there is not enough front weight so the stand leans back?

Could you fix the base to the desk?

It's a ergonomics stand, allows tilt, lift, pivot.

The stand wont hold larger monitors, 3x 22" in maximum width unless I go with dual display, lift wont stay down as the monitors are too light, stand is a stand alone unit, it wont mount to the desk unless I mod it which defeats the whole purpose of buying this unit in the first place.

At the moment, I have the some zip ties tieing down the lift to the bottom base so it doesn't spring back up on its own.



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so its like a spring loaded arm?

If its weight you need, then its weight you'll probably need to use...

Sorry but the only solution I see is fixing some weight to the monitors. I think the real issue is making it look good.
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so its like a spring loaded arm?

If its weight you need, then its weight you'll probably need to use...

Sorry but the only solution I see is fixing some weight to the monitors. I think the real issue is making it look good.

Yea, missus keeps insisting I throw in a couple of bar bell I have laying around, I'm beginning to think she's serious.. That'll look good, "hey guys, check out this rig, it lifts weights"... biggrin.gif


Few final pictures I took.






Gotta hide all the power bricks somewhere and even with those, still not enough weight to hold the lift down on the stand.


If you look really closely, I got really creative with a bunch of zip ties.
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Great build man, really enjoyed it.
    
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