Datalux displays (putting all our info in one place!)
I have recently purchased an LMV10R and it's great, but very dim due to old age (and it probably wasn't all that bright to start with). Browsing through the various Datalux related posts on here it seems like a lot of people are in my position. I've seen a lot of questions, and not many answers posted. So I thought it would be nice to get one thread going to collect all the information people have come up with regarding these displays.
Anyone who's willing should post any concrete information they have (things like: "I have used my LP104V1 panel, removed from an LM10R display with such and such other controller and it works", not things like: "I heard that Datalux monitors are too dim for cars") and where/how they came up with it.
So, I'm working with Jon Christian of Datalux to try and come up with an "upgrade path" for my display, and here's the info I have gathered from him so far...
Most (if not all) of their 10.4" displays use their M1023 VGA controller card.
The M1023 has undergone numerous revisions. Rev A - E are for 5 volt panels. Rev F and G are for 3.3 volt panels. Rev H and up have a 3.3/5 volt jumper.
The LMV10R is a 100 nit display, but as they aren't manufactured anymore, most of them will be 5 to 7 years old. This means that unless they were never used, they are probably far below 100 nits now. Jon says that most of the LMV10Rs they receive for servicing these days only measure about 40 nits!
My LMV10R has an LG LP104V1 panel in it (this may not be true for all LMV10R displays). My controller card is an M1023 Rev. E.
I am working with Jon right now to find out which, if any, panels will work as direct placements for mine. Does anyone have the datsheet (ie. signal timing info and what not) for the LP104V1? I have been unable to locate it.