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MW810 Product Information

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:28 pm
by Pj
Updated 4/9/2012

The MW810 is the latest release in the MW line of three piece computers. It features updated internal hardware and a more black/grey accent style. The following information is gathered from product manuals and marketing materials. As of 11/1/2011, there are three revisions of the MW810: 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2.

The MW810 verison 1.0 and 1.1 come standard with the following ports:
PC Card slot
2 USB 2.0 ports
1 10/1000 LAN port
One display port
1 9pin serial port

Internally there is one open CF Card slot and one PCI-E slot. Models that come with GSM or EVDO modems will contain a daughterboard that supports a GPS and another PCI-E slot along with an SIM card slot accessable from the front. Verison 1.2 removes the CF Card slot and replaces it with PCI-E slot (for a total of three if the WWAN/GPS board is present). The CF card offically supports a bootable flash disk. It is unknown if you can use other CF based cards with this slot.

Wireless Options
Intel 4956AGN PCI-E card with two antenna ports brought to the rear of the unit for RX diversity.

The PRM240 is used as an internal option, provides 1.8 watts output. Most commonly used with an external data amp to boost power output. These modems are not known to be able to be reconfigured as easy as the VRM650 or work with unsupported applications. Freq range is 806-824 TX/851-869 RX.


The unit supports the Sierra Wireless MC5725 (EVDO) and the MC8765 GSM/HSDPA/UTMS/EDGE/GPRS cards. Others may be supported due to the PCI-E interface, such as the GOBI modems.

A Bluetooth v2.0 option is available. It is intergrated into the 12.1" display with an antenna under the top cover. Based on opening up non-Bluetooth displays, it can be added in the field.

There are four basic displays available:
8.4" SVGA 800NIT Touchscreen with two USB ports
12.1" XGA 400NIT Touchscreen with three USB ports
12.1" XGA 1200NIT Touchscreen with three USB ports
12.1" XGA 1200NIT Touchscreen with three USB ports and smartcard reader

GPS is available in two options. The most common is the Trimble iQ based unit, the second is a UBLOX dead recockoning GPS that uses a gyro unit internal to the CPU and input from the vehicle speed sensors. The UBLOX also supports DGPS along with a 16 channel receiver. The UBLOX performs very well in urban enviroments.

Expansion Boards

The MW810 is able to be upgraded at the time of purchase or aftermarket two expansion boards.

Option VA00384 gives you a total of four serial ports, four USB ports
Option VA00385 gives you a total of two serial ports, three USB ports, a second display port, second 10/100 LAN port and one composite video in port.

Smart Card Reader

An option on the 12.1" displays, adds a reader based on the Omnikey chipset. Supports 5V, 3V, 1.8V cards at up to 119kbps. Unknown if you can field upgrade a display. Appears to require a complete rear housing.

Published Specs:

CPU Options - Rev 1.0/1.1
Core2 Duo (Merom) T5500 2MB L2 1.66 GHz 667MHz
Core2 Duo (Merom) T7400 4MB L2 2.16 GHz 667MHz
Celeron M430 1 MB L2 1.73 GHz 533MHz

Chipset: Intel 945GM
Video Controller: Integrated in Intel 945GM Chipset. Dynamic allocation from 64 MB up to 224 MB RAM
Internal Memory: 512 MB (Standard), 1 GB Single Slot, or 2 GB Dual Slot, 4GB Dual slot DDR2 DRAM
Mass Storage Options: Heated Removable 80GB Hard Drive with 3-dimensional shock absorber (Standard), 120 GB Hard Drive, 4GB, 32GB, 64GB Flash Drive (Option, replaces Hard Drive)
Security and Protection: TPM 1.2 (Trusted Platform Module) integrated in CPU
Operating System: Windows XP Professional, Vista Business 32bit

Communications and expansion ports
RGB Display Interface: On all MW810 CPUs. MW800 Series displays can also be supported via the RGB port (36-pin)
Display USB: 2.0 3x USB 2.0 in 12.1” displays (1 for keyboard, 2 general purpose)
Bluetooth: Optional Bluetooth module V2.0 plus EDR (Enhanced Data Rate). Available only with 12.1” displays
PCMCIA: 1 External Type II, on front of CPU
Auxiliary Port Centronics type 26 pin connector. 4 Programmable General Purpose I/Os can be set to input or output, and 5V or vehicle battery voltage. Ignition sense inputs, vehicle speed and direction inputs (latter two for use with Dead Reckoning GPS). Battery voltage output (1A) and 5V DC output (1A) for relay contact vetting voltage
Audio: Line out (non-amplified) for external speaker; external microphone in (non-amplified)

Cables for CPU RGB Port (36pin) to MW810 12.1" Display (50pin)


Cables for MW810 CPU DVI Port (50pin) to MW810 12.1" Display (50pin)

Additional Interface Cables

Hard Drive

FLN3673A MW810 Keyboard, US (Same as MW800, but in black)

FAG5024 WIFI Diversity Antenna Kit (Sharkfin)
FAG5026 WWAN Antenna - Verizon
FAG5028 WWAN Antenna - AT&T
FAG5029 WWAN Antenna - Sprint
FAG5027 GPS Antenna

FHN7006A CPU Mounting trunning (for under the seat/trunk, etc)
FTN7141 In Dash single DIN mount for 8.4" Display
FTN7142 Base and ball-joint crade with VESA place for 8.4" Display

FLN3675 Speaker
FLN3676 Microphone

Random Part numbers
12.1" Display
FCN5749A - Softkey display board
FCN5748B - Main display board (power/cable connector and internal connections)
1588522V61 - Front housing, 12.1" display
1588522V64 - Rear housing, 12.1" display w/o Smartcard reader

0171472Y02 - Metal riser that sits above the PC card slot (mounting surface to power board and GPS/WWAN board)
FCN5774A - GPS/WWAN expansion carrier board (provides Mini-PCI interface for WWAN board and mount for the GPS options)
FCN5775A - Expansion board: 2nd display, 2nd serial port, video in, 2 additional LAN, 1 USB

Hard Drive
01013011001 - HDD Flex
7586478J01 - Heater Pad
9287945V04 - Heater Flex

8471158Y01 - HDD Heater
9287945V04 - Alternate to above?
8471027Y01_P2 HDD Flex/connector
0188176V41 - Alternate to above?

3087568V45 - Cable Trimble iQ GPS to rear bulkhead (H.FL HIROSE to SMA bulkhead)
0188401V02 IQ GPS
FHN6952A IQ GPS kit

0186553U04 UBLOX GPS


0187554V02 - Bluetooth board
0187554V03 - Bluetooth board (Depot only)
3089927V26 - Interface cable

MW810 Support DVD. Included drivers/software for Windows XP, Vista, Win7

Re: MW810 Product Information

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:39 pm
by ccip4911
PJ, Question, I need the daughter board for the gps/wwan, when I run FCN5774A on MOL it gives me a description of: ASSY,PWA,MW800 PH III CPU RAD ADAPTOR BRD.

Does that sound right? Im hoping MOL just didn't do the description right.


Re: MW810 Product Information

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:10 am
by Pj
That should be the right one. I believe I took that part number from the one I ordered way back when. The 8xx series of MW's still use the MW520 models numbers (F506/5217, 5208..etc)

Re: MW810 Product Information

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:22 pm
by ccip4911
ok, just for future reference, that is the correct part. Even parts id thought it was strange that the board was listed for the mw800. Now my next question, do you have the part number for the simcard tray?


Re: MW810 Product Information

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:01 pm
by ccip4911
Well, Parts ID finally figured out what I was talking about. The part number for the Sim Tray is 0102711K85.


Re: MW810 Product Information

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:32 pm
by Pj
Beat me to it. I have a few more part numbers to add once I get a free day to do it

Re: MW810 Product Information

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:34 pm
by ccip4911
And some more info..

I was successfully able to get a Gobi4000 MC7700 (ATT LTE) wwan card to work on my 1.2.
The card is from a Lenovo/thinkpad. The kicker is, you cant use the Lenovo drivers, have to download the drivers directly from sierra wireless. Once its installed, with the generic Sierra Wireless Watcher, it fired right up, read my SIM card and connected to the ATT network in LTE mode. On speedtest, I was getting 19mbs down and 4.5mbs up.


Re: MW810 Product Information

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:26 pm
by radioinstl
ccip4911, can you share or share where you got the gobi drivers?

Re: MW810 Product Information

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:28 pm
by nolaham
Should this be updated for the newer MW810 R2.0 or does it deserve a new thread?

Re: MW810 Product Information

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:20 pm
by Pj
Mw810 is a mw810. I'll hunt down some info and see what I can update over the next few week

Re: MW810 Product Information

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:53 am
by ccip4911
Does anyone have the r2.0 driver ISO disk they could share? I've searched and searched but can't come up with anything

Re: MW810 Product Information

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:10 pm
by tonygibbs16

There was not an ISO made of the drivers and software of the R2.0.

The R2.0 Administration Guide at ... abresource says the following:

"Software Drivers
Generally, the drivers and the configuration utility are already pre-installed. If the drivers and
the tools have not yet been installed, you can find the install package in the Dustup folder of
the original MW810 operating system image."

Cheers, Tony

Re: MW810 Product Information

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 4:02 pm
by CheapXJ
Curious if parts are still available for these or if I'm relegated to the eBay market.

This board was really helpful last time I had one of these things around (MW-520)

Probably going to run some form or linux/android x86 on it...

Like the 520, people just give me weird stuff like this 'cause they know I'll make it do useful things, lol.

Re: MW810 Product Information

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 7:01 am
by Pj
Most of the parts for the 810 were hit or miss. Things like the heater and HDD flex were depot only parts.

The only way to know is attempt to order one via their support page (business online account) or via a full line Motorola dealer.

Re: MW810 Product Information

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:25 pm
by CheapXJ
So what's the deal with the hard buttons on the monitor of this thing? I don't see them showing up as extended keys.

Going for a linux install this time around. Have everything working except the monitor mounted custom buttons.

also, does anyone have BIOS/Firmware packages? Wouldn't mind updating this thing either, still waiting for access again on moto's site

F5208a, 1.66ghz T5500, 4GB ddr2 667, no expansion boards, no gps, the old one (with the compact flash card slot)

Re: MW810 Product Information

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:39 am
by laythrom
Anyone know how to install windows on the MW810? Is there any special tips or tricks that need to be followed?

Re: MW810 Product Information

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:45 pm
by Pj
Usb cd drive

Re: MW810 Product Information

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:03 am
by laythrom
Pj wrote:Usb cd drive

I've been trying both XP & 7 via USB and can't get past a Black Screen of Death or a Blue Screen of Death. I don't want to be stuck with Ubuntu...

Re: MW810 Product Information

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:49 am
by Pj
Never had an issue. Just did it to two MW810’s with no issue using non-hacked Win7 CD’s

Re: MW810 Product Information

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 5:07 pm
by gopher
Has anyone tried loading windows 10 on a 810? Driver issues?

Re: MW810 Product Information

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 5:20 am
by jackhackett
I just saw one recently with Win10 on it, so it must be possible. It was on an R2.0 and I don't know if it was a fresh install or if someone accidentally let the 'upgrade' from Win7 go through.

Re: MW810 Product Information

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:46 am
by laythrom
gopher wrote:Has anyone tried loading windows 10 on a 810? Driver issues?

I was able to force Win7 (by putting the installation files directly on the SSD instead of via USB) then upgrade the R2.0 to Win10.

The downside is that I am unable to find any of the MW810 specific drivers, so I still have a few devices that have the wonderful yellow exclamation mark next to them (MW810 monitor, some serial ports and the GPS).