13 Replies Latest reply: Feb 7, 2007 5:02 PM by Klaus1
mpkelly66 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
We just received our iMac today, the problam we have is that it is about 1/2" too tall to fit on the desk since there is a cabinet on the wall above it. Not sure if it is possible to order a smaller stand for it, or if just bending the angle on the stand a little is the thing to do. I would be afraid that mechanically manipulating the stand might void the warranty though. Any suggestions?

G5 20", Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,125 points)
    Welcome to Apple Discussions!

    Sounds like a desk keyboard drawer package that you can properly mount on the underside of the desk would help. That would give you your half inch. Just make sure it is sturdy enough to handle 25 pounds of weight.
  • MGW Level 7 Level 7 (27,020 points)
    Which G5 is it? You can mount the Rev A on a Vesa stand, don't know about the intel ones, but that would give you lots of room if you took the foot off.

    Miriam
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,125 points)
    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:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301724
  • Christopher Neufeldt Level 2 Level 2 (410 points)
    is there a chance this is an iMac with the the isight camera or the 24"?? the 24" iMac can use a VESA adapter
  • DaddyPaycheck Level 6 Level 6 (16,035 points)
    mpkelly66-

    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.

    Luck-

    -DaddyPaycheck
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,125 points)
    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:

    http://www.apple.com/about/ergonomics/
  • Christopher Neufeldt Level 2 Level 2 (410 points)
    my dad would do that but we are not sure if this person knows his wood
  • mpkelly66 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes, it has the iSight camera. It is the 20" monitor w/ the Core2Duo processor. The cabinets are built in and non-adjustable. Adding a shelf in from would also not solve the problem. What is the VESA adapter.
    Thanks.
  • MGW Level 7 Level 7 (27,020 points)
    VESA mounts are arms that attach to your computer and then to the wall, they are adjustable up and down and side to side.

    Apple say:
    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,

    Miriam
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,125 points)
    MGW,
    The reference link for your info is here:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=302547

    Please include references in the future so people can know where to pass them on!
  • mpkelly66 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks,

    Ours is a late 2006 model, so it looks like the 24 inch is VESA compatible, but not the 20 inch per Apple.

    http://support.apple.com/specs/imac/iMacLate2006.html

    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)  
  • DaddyPaycheck Level 6 Level 6 (16,035 points)
    mpkelly66-

    Happy engineering.

    Once you have it built how about posting a photo of your solution?

    Luck-

    -DaddyPaycheck
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (45,360 points)
    since there is a cabinet on the wall above it

    Can you not raise the cabinet further up the wall?