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Installing a Wall Mount Adapter for a VESA Wall Mount in HP TouchSmart IQ800 Series Desktop PCs

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This document applies to HP TouchSmart IQ800 series desktop computers.
Image of IQ800 TouchSmart computer
A wall mount adapter bracket replaces the stand so the computer can be mounted on the wall. The wall mount adapter kit contains the following:
VESA bracket base with four screwsVESA bracket base
VESA top bracketVESA top bracket
Two leg inserts to fill in the spaces left when the computer legs are removedLeg inserts

Before you begin

  • A VESA wall mount assembly (sold separately) and this wall mount adapter (sold separately) are required. Both assemblies are needed to mount the computer to a wall. When purchasing a VESA wall mount assembly, use a VESA standard 200 mm x 100 mm hole pattern designed for flat-panel displays ranging in size from 584 mm (23 inch) to 786 mm (30.9 inch) diagonal, and weighing up to 22.7 kg (50 lb).
  • Turn off the computer and disconnect all cables.
  • Transfer the computer to a clean, flat, stable work surface over a noncarpeted floor. HP recommends that you put down a blanket, towel, or other soft cloth to protect the screen from scratches or other damage.
  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your processor, disk drives, expansion boards and other components. HP strongly recommends the use of an antistatic wrist strap and a conductive foam pad when working on the computer.
  • Do not remove a component from its protective packaging until you are ready to install it.
CAUTION:This product contains components that can be damaged by electrostatic discharge (ESD). To reduce the chance of ESD damage, work over a noncarpeted floor, use a static dissipative work surface (such as a conductive foam pad), and wear an ESD wrist strap connected to a grounded surface.

Video overview

View the following video before using the steps in this article.
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NOTE:This video is based on an early version of the wall mount adapter. A new version of the video will be provided soon.

Preparing the computer

WARNING:Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.
Step 1

Remove the wireless keyboard and mouse receiver, the memory cover, the stand, and the back cover.

NOTE:When removing the stand, set aside the four stand screws to use for attaching the wall mount bracket to the back of the computer.


For information about removing these items, see Removing the Back Cover .
Lifting off the back cover
Step 2

Remove the three screws that attach the leg to the computer.
Three screws attach the leg to the computer
Step 3

Pull both legs off the unit.
Removing the leg
Step 4

To replace the back cover, lower it onto the computer aligning the hooks on the back cover with the tabs on the computer.
Replacing the back cover
Step 5

Press along the edges of the cover to snap it into place.
Pressing on the edges of the back cover
Step 6

Replace the 13 screws for the back cover.
Screw locations on the back cover
Step 7

To replace the side panels, find the flat tab at the top...
Flat tab at the top of the side panel
...and the three sets of paired tabs. Tabs on the side panel
Step 8

On the back cover, find the single tab slot...
Tab slot on the back cover
...and the slots for the three pairs of tabs... Slots for the tabs
...and align the top tab into its slot. Then press the rest of the tabs into place. Replacing the side panels
Step 9

Snap the I/O cable guide back into place.
Replacing the I/O cable guide
Step 10

Replace the I/O cover.
Replacing the I/O cover
Step 11

Press the two leg inserts...
The leg inserts
...into the holes where the computer legs were removed.The leg insert in place on the computer

Attaching the wall mount base and top bracket

Step 1

Find the two small tabs on the bracket base...
Two tabs on the base of the wall mount bracket
...that fit into two slots on the computer.Two slots on the computer
Place the bracket base on the computer, making sure the tabs and slots align. Aligning the access holes on the back of the mounting bracket
Step 2

Use the four stand screws to fasten the bracket to the computer.
The mounting bracket
Step 3

Align the memory cover and slide it into place on the computer. Snap the bottom edge into place.
Step 4

Replace the screw that holds the cover in place.
Replacing the memory cover screw
Step 5

Replace the keyboard and mouse receiver.
Replacing the wireless USB receiver
Step 6

Place the VESA top bracket over the base bracket...
VESA top bracket
... and fasten it in place using the four screws provided in the kit.Securing the top bracket to the base using four screws
When done, the computer is ready to be attached to VESA wall mounting hardware (sold separately).VESA wall mounting hardware in place on the computer