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    Datalux question

    Well I guess it's not a datalux question but rather datalux related.

    After getting off the phone today I found out that my LMV10R needs a 5 volt signal off the VGA not a 3.3. I was running the screen off of my laptop trying to get other things sorted out.. anyways my question.

    Do most newer motherboards/video cards utilize a 3.3 or a 5 volt signal? I've read a lot about problems with compatibility because of voltages and am wondering if I am even going to get it to work in the car.

    Oh... if I am running 3.3 volts and need 5 .. what should I do to rectify the situation?

    BTW I'm waiting on a PSU right now and cannot test my current motherboard. So getting out the multimeter is not an option. I jst want to be prepared.

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    What exact problem are you having? I remember hearing this same line of bull**** from Datalux almost a year ago and I remember how I fixed it. If you are trying to use an extension cable with your Datalux LMV10R and it's not working, then you will need to either get a new Datalux LMV10R2, or get a vga amplifier which Belkin manufactures. It runs off of 9V though which isn't very convenient for a car. Additionally, if the screen won't power up at ALL, the vga amplifier would solve that problem too.

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    Well the problem I'm having is not due to an extention cable. I am using the exact cable it came with. I was told the unit worked perfectly when it left. IT was packaged MORE than adequatley...so I'm not saying it wasn't damaged... but it is unlikley.

    I guess I'll try and get an amplifier and try that out. How much do those things run? I don't want to have to purchase one if I don't need to...

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    I'm fairly certain it will fix your problem. Try your monitor on a couple other video cards...like old ones like cirrus logic and stuff

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    will do.. thanks for the reply.

    Hey back to one of my original questions. Id it the older or the newer VGA cards that operate off of 5 volts?

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    I am having no luck finding a VGA amplifier that isn't 10 times the amplifier I need. I can't even find a belkin VGA amplifier at compusa or Best Buy... do you mind telling me where you got yours?

    or... if I just got say maybe a S3 SAVAGE4 like you mentioned in another post would that do it? Like I said I'm NOT running any sort of extention cable here... just the factory supplied cables as everything is mounted under the passenger seat.

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    Well...let me think...

    I got mine from Harmony Computers via pricewatch.com

    Here is the info:

    1 * 999183 (Belkin)(Belkin OmniView™ Monitor Extender F1D088 ) = $39.00

    If you search for F1D088 you could probably find it fairly easily.

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    monitor extender... I see.... VGA Amplifier turned out a bunch of presentation style devices upwards of $150 (to $450) I was really hoping I didn't have to shell out the cash for one of those.. but thank you again. And what if I had an old video card? Would that benifit me @ all. Say if I used it in lieu of the "monitor extender?"

    Or would I be screwing myself as far as graphics and video playback?

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    http://cablesnmor.com/monitor-splitter.html

    Cable distance from splitter to each monitor is up to 245 feet (75 meters).
    I Use them at work. Beautiful image quality. This or the belkin should eliminate any distance related problems.

    $42.00

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