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Possible to adjust the height of the monitor arm in any way?

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So, i have this monitor arm that i wish to use, but i would love to adjust the HEIGHT of the arm holding a monitor, as in rise the arm higher... but there's a warning label saying "Please DO NOT turn the screw counterclockwise!" ... Isn't that part of the arm meant to adjust height angle of the arm, or..? What will happen if i turn it counterclockwise..? Any advises?
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It looks to me like that arm is extended as far upwards as it can move. Looks like a gas arm, which means it has a given range of possible motion in which the gas piston can operate. Any change to this would likely entail significant modification to the arm.

How big a monitor are you using, if a gas arm like that can't raise it high enough? Remember, the top of your monitor should be at eye height or slightly below for optimal ergonomics. Looking up at any part of your monitor is going to be terrible for your neck and shoulders. If the issue is that you're standing and the arm doesn't raise the monitor high enough for that ... you need to get a standing desk. Or mount the arm to something that sits on top of your desk. Though at that point the desk surface would be way too low for keyboard/mouse use, of course.
 
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Probably the screw is tightened just right to allow free movement of the arm without it losing strength or dropping on the floor due to weight.

If a screw is used for range of adjustment... its not going to be used for the actual swivel or bend of the arm. Or it will, but then you need to re-tighten it after repositioning the monitor, and the height will then be fixed, of course. This will incur wear on that screw - don't keep doing it weekly ;)

It looks to me like that arm is extended as far upwards as it can move. Looks like a gas arm, which means it has a given range of possible motion in which the gas piston can operate. Any change to this would likely entail significant modification to the arm.

How big a monitor are you using, if a gas arm like that can't raise it high enough? Remember, the top of your monitor should be at eye height or slightly below for optimal ergonomics. Looking up at any part of your monitor is going to be terrible for your neck and shoulders. If the issue is that you're standing and the arm doesn't raise the monitor high enough for that ... you need to get a standing desk. Or mount the arm to something that sits on top of your desk. Though at that point the desk surface would be way too low for keyboard/mouse use, of course.
Fantastic advice about ergonomics :toast:
 
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Is there brand and model number for that stand? I would think (hope) the manual/user guide would list the stand's specs and state the maximum height it allows.

It does seem to me just looking at that arm, in terms of usefulness, it should allow more vertical height. But then it could be designed primarily to provide greater reach forward rather than up.

Are there gas "struts" (similar to these) in there? Or big springs to act as counterweights? Either way, my "guess" is those screws are there to provide the necessary friction to hold the arm and mounted monitor in place once you move it to where you want it. You sure don't want the weight of the monitor to cause it all to come crashing down.
It looks to me like that arm is extended as far upwards as it can move.
Yeah, a view from above looking down would be nice to help verify that.
 
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Is there brand and model number for that stand? I would think (hope) the manual/user guide would list the stand's specs and state the maximum height it allows.

It does seem to me just looking at that arm, in terms of usefulness, it should allow more vertical height. But then it could be designed primarily to provide greater reach forward rather than up.

Are there gas "struts" (similar to these) in there? Or big springs to act as counterweights? Either way, my "guess" is those screws are there to provide the necessary friction to hold the arm and mounted monitor in place once you move it to where you want it. You sure don't want the weight of the monitor to cause it all to come crashing down.
Yeah, a view from above looking down would be nice to help verify that.
I have two arms of a similar design (not dual-monitor, but the same diagonal-from-the-base (rather than straight rod+arm) design), and they don't extend past ~45 degrees for the adjustable upper portion, with a total ~90 degree range of motion from the highest to the lowest position.
 
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Okay, but similar design does not mean exact same design. So it would be good if the OP stated the brand and model number so we can look of the specs for that specific monitor stand.
 
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Okay, but similar design does not mean exact same design. So it would be good if the OP stated the brand and model number so we can look of the specs for that specific monitor stand.
Pardon for the late reply.

It was a no name brand aka Andersson.

Despite my tries to fix the stand, I eventually gave up and returned it. Bought another Andersson, but this one is much higher.

Do note that I am using a 50" screen, so I need the arm to be at least 90cm in height so i can place my monitors ABOVE the 50"... so now, I am hoping for the best when the arm gets to my place...
 
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Pardon for the late reply.

It was a no name brand aka Andersson.

Despite my tries to fix the stand, I eventually gave up and returned it. Bought another Andersson, but this one is much higher.

Do note that I am using a 50" screen, so I need the arm to be at least 90cm in height so i can place my monitors ABOVE the 50"... so now, I am hoping for the best when the arm gets to my place...
Since you're buying the house brand of NetOnNet I assume you are buying from them. I think you'll need something like this to clear that kind of height. Though even that lists it's max height of the center column at 888mm - you might need to get one nd try to mod it with a taller metal tube for the center column. Is 90cm the top of the 50" or where the VESA mount for the other monitor on top of it needs to be? Because the latter is the measurement you actually need for your arm.
 
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