You just got this incredible entertainment setup that’s the perfect size for your Samsung TV. Before, you had your TV wall-mounted, but since you’re planning on placing it on a flat surface, you need to find its legs.
You begin trying to slide the TV legs into their respective slots, but they’re not quite fitting. Is your TV doomed to be wall-mounted for the rest of its life?
While putting your Samsung TV’s legs on doesn’t require much skill, it does require precision.
In this article, we’ll explain how to attach your Samsung TV’s legs and discuss if any TV legs are universal.
Let’s get started!
Are Samsung TV Legs Interchangeable?
Samsung TV legs are usually included in the TV’s original packaging.
Depending on the model, the TV’s legs may be labeled “L” for left and “R” for right. If your TV legs have these labels, they must be connected to their respective slots. You cannot connect the left leg to the right slot, and vice versa.
While it is possible to use another Samsung TV’s legs on your TV, they must be of the same model. It’s difficult to say whether you will be able to swap legs between models since the installation process varies widely.
So, while you may be able to use another model’s legs with your TV, you won’t know for sure until you try attaching them.
Some TV models, like the Samsung AU8000 and Samsung Frame, have similar installation processes, increasing the likelihood of their TV legs being interchangeable.
How to Install Legs on a Samsung TV?
Follow the steps below to install the legs on your Samsung TV.
Before you can attach your TV’s legs, you will need to lay your TV screen side down on an elevated surface. We strongly recommend laying it atop a soft towel or blanket to prevent scratching the screen.
Remember, TVs can sometimes be surprisingly heavy. So, consider having a friend help you if the TV’s too large for you to carry by yourself. The last thing you want is to accidentally drop it and crack the screen.
Once you’ve laid the TV on a soft surface, bring the bottom edge to the end of the table/counter so you have space to attach the legs. Failing to do so could put too much pressure on the TV and its legs, leading to an unfortunate accident.
This process is best demonstrated in the Samsung AU8000 installation video linked in the following section.
Also, whenever moving the TV, be sure to handle it delicately and avoid touching the screen with your fingers.
Step 1: This model does not have dedicated left and right legs, so take one of the two provided legs and flip its clip located at the rails.
Step 2: Then, slide it rail side facing down into one of the TV’s slots on the back of the unit. You’ll know it’s in place when you hear a light-clicking sound.
Step 3: Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for the other leg on the opposite side.
Step 4: If you want to remove the legs late, simply lay the TV facing down and pull each leg out of its slot in the same direction you installed it.
Watch the video below demonstrating how to install the legs on a Samsung AU800 TV.
Step 1: This model has dedicated left and right legs, so find the left leg (labeled “L”) and position it so the “L” is facing upwards.
Step 2: Lay the left leg on top of the TV’s left groove at the back of the unit.
Step 3: Ensure the leg’s holes are aligned with the groove’s screw holes.
Step 4: Screw the leg onto the TV using the provided screws and a screwdriver. There isn’t any information about which screws this TV model uses, so be sure to use the provided ones and don’t lose them!
Step 5: Now, it’s time to repeat this process for the right leg. Orient the right leg so its “R” label points up.
Step 6: Then, lay the right leg on the TV’s right groove, found on the back of the TV across from the left groove.
Step 7: Make sure that leg’s screw holes are lined up with the groove’s holes. You may want to gently place a screw in each of the holes to ensure both pieces are properly aligned.
Step 8: Use a screwdriver to screw the leg to the TV with the provided screws.
Step 9: When you want to remove the TV’s legs, unscrew the screws using a counter-clockwise motion.
If you’re a visual learner, watch the video below to learn how to install legs on a Samsung NU6900 TV.
Step 1: This TV model’s left and right legs differ in shape, so they must be placed in their respective holes. First, locate the “R” labeled hole found at the TV’s bottom bezel (i.e. its plastic frame).
Step 2: Then, find the right leg (labeled “R”) and turn it so its “R” label faces up.
Step 3: Insert the “R” leg into the “R” hole until it’s locked. You may have to use a small amount of force to ensure it’s firmly in place.
Step 4: Now, let’s connect the left leg. Find the bottom bezel’s hole labeled “L” for left.
Step 5: Then, find the left leg’s “L” label and position the leg so its label points upwards.
Step 6: Push the leg into the hole so it’s locked in place.
Step 7: To remove the legs from your TV, simply pull them out of their holes.
Watch the video below demonstrating how to attach the Samsung TU800 TV’s legs.
Are There Universal Legs For TVs?
The process of attaching these universal legs and bases to your TV is similar to installing a wall mount in that they often need to be screwed in place. However, unlike wall mounts, they will not allow your TV to be mounted vertically.
VESA manages electronics standards and many big-name TV brands, like Samsung, ensure their TVs meet their specifications.
To learn more about VESA, what it is, and if your TV is VESA-compatible, check out our article How Do I Know if My TV Is VESA Compatible?
Also, watch the video below demonstrating how to connect universal legs to a VESA-compatible TV.
Wrapping Things Up
Installing legs on your Samsung TV may seem complicated, but with a little guidance, you too can have your TV standing on its own two legs in no time!
Remember to always lay your TV screen down when installing the legs and place it on a soft surface, like a towel.
Also, check if your TV legs are labeled “L” and “R,” and place them in their respective slots/holes if they are. If your TV’s legs come with screws, make sure not to lose them as you may not be able to find a suitable replacement.
What’s your experience installing legs on a Samsung TV?
Let us know in the comments below!
Yesenia Achlim is a technical copywriter and editor with a focus on AV equipment. She aims to break down complicated topics and make technology accessible, no matter your technical expertise. When she’s not teaching you how to replace a projector lamp, you can find her reading and baking.