TV Wall Mounting – What Type Of Screws Do I Need From Wall Bracket To TV?

(Last Updated On: October 19, 2016)

I am mounting a Samsung TV to the wall. I purchased the best selling TV wall mount kit. I have everything setup to mount the TV. I have the tools and all the hardware needed. The problem I am having is the screws that came with the TV mounting kit do not seem to fit into the back of the TV. The screws that came with the TV mount kit are too wide. I am not able to secure the TV to the mounting bracket. Am I missing something? How can I find out which type of screws fit into my TV to hold the bracket?

TV Wall Mounting - What Type Of Screws Do I Need From Wall Bracket To TV?What SIZE Screws Do I Need From Wall Bracket To TV?
Find out which screw size and length will attach TV to Wall Bracket

Screws for Mounting TV to Wall Bracket:
The most common screw for securing the TV to the wall bracket is an M8 screw.
The other screw sizes for some TVs are M4, M5, and M6.
The length will be determined by the type of TV you have.

 

Here are 4 screw kits for mounting your TV to the wall mount bracket…

Universal TV to Mount Screw Kit

Samsung TV to Mount Screw Kit

LG TV to Mount Screw Kit

VIZIO TV to Mount Screw Kit

M8 TV Mount ScrewsM8 TV Mount Screws with Rubber Spacers
M8 x 20mm – M8 x 30mm – M8 x 40mm – M8 x 50mm

 

M4 M6 M8 Screw Size Comparison ChartM4 M6 M8 Screw Size Comparison Chart
Notice the sizing differences on M4, M6, and M8 screws

The length of the screws will be in conjunction with the depth of your specific TV.
The most common M8 screw lengths for TVs is 10mm, 12mm, 20mm, 25mm, 30mm, 40mm, 50mm, and 60mm.
There are some TVs that require a longer millimeter screw.
Most screws will need to have a spacer on it to allow airflow behind TV, etc.
See image below to see spacers on TV screws…

TV Mount With Rubber Spacers Applied To ScrewsTV Mount With Rubber Spacers Applied To Screws
Spacers are used on TV Mount screws for airflow and length issues

 

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M8 x 20mm Wall Bracket To TV Screws Chart - VESAWall Bracket To TV Screws Chart – VESA
M4 – M6 – M8 – B0lt Screw Sizes – Screen Size – VESA

To find the depth or length of the screw you need:
Put a pencil or toothpick down into the screw hole to find a rough estimate of the depth or length of screw needed.
You can also purchase a Universal TV to Wall Bracket Screw Kit and have all the screws needed including spacers and washers.
The screw that holds the mounting bracket to the TV should have at least 5mm of threads into the TV to hold it secure.
Be sure you add the depth or thickness of the TV mounting bracket when finding the correct screw length.



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Take the guesswork out of finding the correct size and length screws for your TV to Wall Bracket…
Here are TV to Wall Bracket Screw Kits for Samsung TVs, LG TVs, Vizio TVs, and Universal TV Mounting Screws and Washer Kits.

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Samsung TV Mounting Bolts Screws WashersSamsung TV Mounting Bolts Screws Washers
This screw kit will fit ALL Samsung TVs when mounting the TV to the Wall Bracket

 

LG TV Mounting Bolts Screws WashersLG TV Mounting Bolts Screws Washers
This screw kit will fit ALL LG TVs when mounting the TV to the Wall Bracket

 

Vizio TV Mounting Bolts Screws WashersVizio TV Mounting Bolts Screws Washers
This screw kit will fit ALL Vizio TVs when mounting the TV to the Wall Bracket

 

Universal TV Mount ScrewsUniversal TV Mount Screws
This screw kit will fit MOST TVs when mounting the TV to the Wall Bracket

Mounting a TV to a wall is not exactly easy…
Have a professional do it for you for around $75 dollars.
Amazon now offers Amazon Home Services and part of this service offers Professional TV Wall Mounting.
See the image below and click it to find out how much it would cost to have a professional mount your TV for you…

TV Wall Mounting Service - AmazonNeed Someone To Mount Your TV To The Wall For You?
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Need help finding the correct length and diameter screws for your TV mount? Please leave your question below and we will be happy to assist!


24 thoughts on “TV Wall Mounting – What Type Of Screws Do I Need From Wall Bracket To TV?”

  1. We’re replacing an older TV that uses M8 screws with a new one that uses M6. Can we use the same mount if we add some washers to keep it secure?

    1. ALLEN VETTER - DIY Repair Assistant

      Carla E,
      It will depend on the mount and how you are mounting the TV.
      Go with the longer M6 screws, and if they are too long, use the rubber washers that come with the kit to make them fit properly.
      -RR

  2. Any idea which length vesa screw for the LG 49NANO85UNA. I know I need M6, but I have two lengths M6 x 15 and M6 x 35 with 10mm spacers or 22mm spacers along with flat washers. I am looking on whether to use the 15 or 35 and cannot find any information on length required. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

  3. Victor Chamorro

    I have this specific model of TV bracket … Onn Tilting TV Wall Mount Kit for 24″ to 84″ TVs with HDMI Cable (ONA16TM013E)… and I had setup everything nice and perfect TV was up but I later wanted to connect a game system so in order to do this I had to remove the bottom lock screws and they are now lost and I don’t feel safe with the TV just hanging without the lock screws to prevent the TV from falling

  4. Elizabeth Tolentino

    I have a philips 2006 plasma t.v. model 42pf7321d/37 with a vesa of 800×400. I bought a universal t.v. base stand and I need to know what screw size I mount it with! Its a base stand with the 2 separate legs not the square one that’s attached together! HELP!

  5. What size screw do i need to mount a 40″ rca tv. The ones that fit that came with the wall mount are slightly to tall

  6. Jennifer Miller

    What size screw do I need to fitr the back of my Samsung TV Model # UN32J4000AFXZA Version#LF05?

  7. What size screw would I need for a 55 inch Westinghouse TV to install the stand?
    In the manual it says B-MAX 14, I called the company and they said it would be st 4×12 but i am not sure of it.

    1. DIY Project Help Tips

      karen,
      Are you removing the TV from the wall and just wanting to put it back on the stand and you lost the screws that hold the TV to the stand?
      -RR

      1. What length M8 VESA screws do I need to connect a stand mount to the back of a Samsung 65” TV Model UN65TU8200F.

      2. ALLEN VETTER - DIY Repair Assistant

        Dale,
        You would need to measure to fit the exact model of the TV mount you have.
        Some TV mounts have thicker metal mounts than others.
        If unsure, get the longer M8 VESA screws and use the rubber washers/bushings to fit accordingly.
        Remember to never over tighten screws going into the back of the TV.
        -RR

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