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How to Remove a TV from a Swivel Wall Mount – Easy Guide

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Removing your TV from a swivel wall mount can be quite intimidating but with the right instructions and tips, it’s possible.

Read this guide thoroughly, we have added all the relevant instructions, tips, and FAQs to make the whole process as easy as possible.

Now without wasting any time, let’s get straight to it. 

Quick summary

This guide contains all the relevant information about: 

  • How to remove your TV from a swivel TV mount?
  • Tools and tips you need to do it on your own.
  • A detailed FAQs section. 

How to Successfully Remove Your TV from a Swivel TV Mount - Easy Instructions Guide

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Before we start, make sure you are ready for the removal process as it can be a quite hectic job. 

Tools and Things You Need to Successfully Remove Your TV from a Swivel TV Mount


The process can become quite tricky if you do not have the right tools. We suggest you go through this list before you start.

  • Your TV wall mount manual: In case you get stuck somewhere.
  • A friend for help: You will need extra help.
  • Screwdriver: To unscrew bolts, nuts, and screws.
  • A soft surface or blanket: To keep your TV and tools safe.
  • One small Philip head driver: To remove screws in tight spaces.
  • One medium Philip head driver: To remove screws in the middle.
  • One large Philip head driver: To remove screws at the back of your TV or a large surface area.

Things You Need to Know Before You Remove Your TV from a Swivel TV Mount.

It is important to know that you can not do it all alone. You may need some kind of assistance to remove your TV so make sure you have a friend or two with you. 

Moreover, you might need a blanket or quilt to keep your TV on it. This will save your TV from any scratches or damage. 

Step-by-Step Guide to Remove Your TV from a Swivel TV Mount

This section is very important, read it very carefully to avoid any mishap in your TV removal. 

Make sure you follow all the steps in order. 

Let’s start with the first step.

Step 1: Power Off Your TV

Make sure you switch off your TV and unplug it before you start with the removal of wires. If there is no plug, then you have to power off your TV from the main breaker in the house. 

Step 2: Unplug All the Wires

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Make sure you have unplugged all the wires and attached accessories such as your video game console, movie player, and others. 

Tip: Keep all the wires aside in order so you do not mix them up later.

Step 3: Tilt and Lift Your TV

You will need a friend or two in this step depending on the size and weight of your TV. Take hold of the lower part of your TV.

Carefully tilt it towards you while making sure the top part of the TV is against the wall. 

Tip: Many TV mounts come with built-in lock mechanisms, make sure you unlock them before you tilt your TV.

If your mount has a lock, then a screwdriver might help unlock it. 

In case you have a string lock mount, then you will have to pull the strings to unlock it. 

Step 4: Remove Your TV from the Swivel Wall Mount

This step also requires a friend. After the lock is unlocked, lift your TV. For the best and most effective lift, lift one side yourself and make your friend lift the other side. 

Moreover, lift the TV very slowly until it comes off the mount. Make sure it is placed on a soft surface or a blanket. 

Step 5: Unscrew the Mount Bracket from Your TV

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Use the compatible size of Philip head driver and unscrew the swivel mount bracket from the back of your TV. Be careful not to scuff the back of your TV. 

Step 6 (Optional): Remove the Wall Mount from the Wall 

It is possible that you want to change the TV, for this the removal of the wall mount from the wall is not necessary. 

However, if you want to change the TV mount or want to clear space on the wall then use a screwdriver and unscrew the remaining part of the wall mount. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We have also added a detailed FAQs section to help you more if you have any other confusion still left. 

How can I remove the stand from my TV?

Gently lay down your TV on a soft surface or a blanket. Then use a screwdriver and carefully loosen and remove all the four screws that are attached to the stand and your TV. 

What are the strings for in the TV mount?

Some of the TV mounts are sting locked so you have to pull the strings down to unlock them. It is also helped to tilt and angle your TV according to your preference.  


We understand that removing your TV can be quite a hectic job. However, if you follow this guide you can get the job done in just a few quick and easy steps. 

We have attached all the necessary instructions, tips, and FAQs, guide you with the removal process. 

For any further queries, feel free to contact us.


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