Do LCD LVDS extension cables exist?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by DMahalko, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. DMahalko

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Oct 5, 2008
    For a hacking project I would like to take apart a netbook / Chromebook, and separate the screen from the mainboard by about 1-2 meters. I want the screen portion to be as low-mass as possible, separated from the weight of the other electronics, keyboard, battery, etc.

    The interconnect between the LCD and the motherboard is apparently an LVDS cable, but it has an ultra-compact connector with a hinged wire bail that wraps around the back of the connector. Splicing this ultra-fine wire cable to extend it, is likely impossible.

    I assume all these cables are custom-manufactured for their specific application.

    Is there such a thing as an LVDS extension cable that can be placed between the panel and the motherboard? Apparently the extension cable would need the same type of PCB-mounted connector as is on the back of an LCD panel, to attach to the existing LVDS cable.

    Are there any standard names to refer to LCD panel connector styles, to find an appropriate extension length?