How do I safely remove the base from my Acer AL2216 LCD monitor? It won't fit into the original packing materials as is.
The pictorial instructions on the box to assemble it simply show that the stem of the monitor should be placed down upon the base. It doesn't pull right off and I'm afraid using maximum force might break it. The underside of the base is a solid piece of heavy plastic. There are no screws, nothing to release or otherwise manipulate. There are no spaces where I might pry it loose. There is space on the top of the base where it meets the stem. I tried prying it off but, again, I couldn't get it loose without using much force and I'm afraid of breaking it.
It's been a few years since I bought it and I don't recall how the connection was made. If it was by adhesive, what liquid should I use to loosen it?
Thanks for your help