2061 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Feb 7, 2007 5:02 PM by Klaus1
The only Intel Macs to have a VESA stand are the 24" iMacs.
The only G5 iMacs to have a VESA stand are the Rev A, one of which came in a 20" model, which was the M9250LL/A, or EMC 2008 on the bottom of the stand.
To tell what type of iMac you have, see this article:
You do have a dilemna.
Whatever you do, don't bend the stand. I am not sure you can do it very easily without some extreme heat, but certainly it would void the warranty.
There appear to be no other stands or mounting options, although some enterprising company might have come up with a mounting solution.
Are you sure that the desk does not have adjustable or removable feet or wheels? Logically the desk must lower or the cabinet must rise.
An enterprising carpenter could put a lower 3/4" plywood platform on the front of the desk with L shaped shelf mounts. Or if the desk has drawers, which many do, you could leave a couple drawers out that are the necessary height lower and put the plywood on drawers on either side if it is that kind of desk to hold up the plywood. Depends on the desk model. Just remember the ergonomic considerations found here:
VESA mounts are arms that attach to your computer and then to the wall, they are adjustable up and down and side to side.
iMac G5 (iSight) and iMac (Early 2006) computers, while similar in form to previous iMac G5 models, are not compatible with the iMac G5 VESA Mount Adapter Kit (part number M9755G/A).
Apple will not be offering this kit for installation on iMac G5 (iSight) or iMac (Early 2006) computers.
Other than moving the computer (probably not acceptable) or chopping the desk up (also not acceptable) or cutting a notch in the bottom of the cabinet, I can't see any resolution.
Wish there were better news,
Ours is a late 2006 model, so it looks like the 24 inch is VESA compatible, but not the 20 inch per Apple.
It looks like I can remove the stand and I may be able to engineer something with the same means of connecting to the monitor that I can wall mount. It is about a 3 inch long slot instead of the VESA 4 hole mount.
Thanks for your help though.
G5 20" Late 2006 CoreDuo with iSight Mac OS X (10.4.8)