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Triple Monitor stand alignment

by TheGwardian / August 17, 2016 7:52 AM PDT

Hey guys,

I've been using a triple monitor stand for a while now and daily I'm annoyed with it's alignment. I almost wish I had kept the stands that the monitors themselves came with instead.

YouTube video showing what's wrong: https://youtu.be/8-iQhPnToGQ

I just want everything to be straight, look good, and not be misaligned all the time. I find myself constantly adjusting the monitors, especially the main middle one, to the right and left all the time and I have no idea why. One day, it's position will be fine, the next, it'll look completely off to me.

I've tried using a level (LOL) that didn't work at all, using a level, it had me adjust the monitor waaaay to the left, making it dip at an extreme level to the left, with the right side of the monitor pointing upwards over the left end. So, that made zero sense.

I'm using 3 of these monitors: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009HNEBLK/

And I'm using this monitor stand: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006JG9RQ2

All of this should work perfectly and be aligned perfectly. The monitors are all 27", and the stand supports 3 monitors of up to 28".

What I'd love is for all 3 of my monitors to align like these: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41b9vK440yL.jpg , https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71XaR90yxrL.jpg , https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71U0Hn96UdL.jpg , https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/7147tdBinzL.jpg

It doesn't make any sense why they aren't lining up like that. Am I just being too picky? Do I have an actual case here? What's going on? Tips, hints, and suggestions?

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My setup is whacked out too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 17, 2016 8:03 AM PDT

I think I see monitors with different DPI so it is mechanically impossible to have them align.

So if you match it at the top and the mouse transitions from one to the next spot on, because (science) the mouse doesn't at the bottom.

Here's my common setup. It's really bad but for me it works for what you see and programming.

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With all of the adjustments available
by itsdigger / August 17, 2016 8:56 AM PDT

on the stand , it looks to me like you have to take some more time to really tweak it .
I think I would start with the center monitor to be sure it's level and plumb and the outside ones should fall into place.

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Monitors
by Bob__B / August 17, 2016 2:34 PM PDT

Are the monitors square?
Use a large carpenter's square to test.
If there not square and your trying to edge butt the things your going to have a problem.

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No Solution - in the same boat with 4 curved monitors
by Eslov / May 28, 2017 11:55 PM PDT

Hi Gwardian

I have the same exact issue with 4 curved monitors from Samsung. The will not align vertically or horizontally. During the installation, computer guy did his best getting them somewhat aligned. The following day the cleaning did her job, and that was all it took to be back to ground zero again. Have tried a couple of different monitor stands - all best rated- but useless at solving the physical alignment issues.

Most recently I have identified three potential solutions, and will explore each of them over the next couple of weeks:
1: Change monitors: LG has a trader monitor stand where the screens can be screwed together using a metal bar. See spec below:
http://www.lg.com/us/business/download/resources/BT00001837/BT00001837_1310.pdf
2: Use a "trader stand": A company named Trading Computers has a Seneca Matrix Stand:
http://www.tradingcomputers.com/TC_matrix_4mon.html
3: I have heard that it is possible to remove the plastic cage and place the monitors in a multi-screen position in a custom rack - but still don't know who the supplier is.

One way or another the alignment issue will be resolved. To spend endless time trying to figure out which spreadsheet row or column is which on the next screen is driving me up the wall.

If you like to stay in touch until resolved, you can reach out to me at eslov(at)yahoo.com.

Kind Regards

Eslov

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