Originally Posted by andy6915
So the tv arrived... And I can't get the damn stand on. The screws that hold the base to the stand don't even remotely work, they screw in about a quarter and stop, the one time I connected the tv to the stand all it did was wobble and was literally lopsided. I suspect that the screws are wrong or something, because it just FLAT OUT doesn't make sense. Even screwing them directly into the base without the stand doesn't work, so it isn't a matter of misalignment something. And the base itself doesn't even appear to have screw grooves in the holes, which is even weirder. I'm stumped and infuriated.
I'm in a bad freaking mood tonight.
The "build quality" isn't superb on these TVs. The base should work fine though,... provided you can get it correctly assembled.
The base and frame on the TV are not made of hardened steel, so the screw holes can easily be stripped if you don't put the screws in straight, or if you attempt to over
-tighten them. The screws need to be firmly and completely screwed into both parts though (without stripping the holes). If there's any play or "wobble" between the parts, then either the screws haven't been driven in far enough, or were driven in at a bad angle, or the screw holes have been stripped.
If this happens, my suggestion would be to back the screws out (carefully), and make sure they are going in at a perfectly straight angle. DO NOT
attempt to over-tighten them though, or you'll strip the screw holes. When you feel a strong resistance, STOP TURNING! And just make sure the screws are seated firmly enough, that there is zero
play between the parts. There should be notches in the parts to assist in getting them correctly lined up.
After you put the base together, make sure that the base is firmly and completely seated into the notch on the back of the TV, before
you begin to screw it onto the TV, because you do not want the screws to be supporting any of the TV's weight.
All of the same caveats above apply when screwing the base into the TV. The metal frame on the TV is not made of hardened steel, so if you put the screws in at an angle or attempt to over
-tighten them, then you'll probably strip the screw holes on the TV.