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    21" iMac too high

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    Hi. I just bought my first Mac. My 21" IMac sits too high and gives me neck strain. I guess I'm too short. How can I modify the base and lower it? I can't raise the chair anymore.
    Thanks

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    21" iMac too high
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    Your post was moved here to the appropriate forum as it does not belong in our "Lounge" area.

    Reference your question: There are methods for lowering or raising an iMac but each requires disassembling the stand and base attachment. Use your search function on Google and you should find something that might help. However, it might be best to find a lower platform to place your iMac on rather than have to take it apart and maybe voiding your warranty.

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    21" iMac too high
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    Quote Originally Posted by wnorm View Post
    Hi. I just bought my first Mac. My 21" IMac sits too high and gives me neck strain. I guess I'm too short. How can I modify the base and lower it? I can't raise the chair anymore.
    Thanks
    A few suggestions could be:

    1. Sit on a thick phonebook or place some sort of cushion on the seat of the chair.
    2. Try to find a lower table/desk.
    3. Buy one of these...or something similar (not cheap, but a solution):

    Bretford MobilePro Desk Mount - Apple Store (U.S.)

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    21" iMac too high
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    A few suggestions could be:

    1. Sit on a thick phonebook or place some sort of cushion on the seat of the chair.
    2. Try to find a lower table/desk.
    3. Buy one of these...or something similar (not cheap, but a solution):

    Bretford MobilePro Desk Mount - Apple Store (U.S.)

    - Nick
    After reading those reviews, it sounds like a fairly decent product, but you aren't able to adjust the screen on the fly, it takes quite a few bolts and you have to drill through the top of your desk.

    This might be one little niche my iMac G4 still has to it. Awesome screen adjustment.
    -Evan

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    21" iMac too high
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacDude121 View Post
    After reading those reviews, it sounds like a fairly decent product, but you aren't able to adjust the screen on the fly, it takes quite a few bolts and you have to drill through the top of your desk.
    Hey...nothing is perfect!

    Yeah...not being able to adjust the screen height on the fly...is a bit of an inconvenience. But maybe once you get it set to the most comfortable height for viewing...it won't need to be readjusted often.

    And yeah...drilling holes in a tabletop to mount it is an irreversible process. But maybe it makes it much more stable & secure...especially when mounting a BIG 27" iMac on it.

    There certainly may be better options out there. I only searched the Apple Store.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
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