LCD cable (LVDS?) Question

Hey guys, so I am in the process of *attempting* to repurpose my old laptop lcd into a video monitor.  More specifically, I am trying to replace an old home built video monitor lcd that was broken with my working laptop LCD.  When it comes to this sort of thing I would barely call myself a hobbyist.

Left over from my original home built monitor I have is the LCD controller, and I am planning (hoping) to use that in order to drive the laptop LCD.  I have gotten power working (it was a snap), but here is the problem I have run into and don't really know how to solve.

The laptop cable for video (in searching around I guess it's an LVDS cable) is differently shaped/designed as to what the controller requires (and the cable for the old broken LCD won't work on my working LCD.  So here is where I require help.  I have posted 2 pictures, the first one is the lvds cable that plugs into the display, and the second is of the controller connection.  They are both 30 pin connectors (although only 12 pins are in use my laptop lcd) so I really don't see why given the correct cable/adapter I shouldn't be able to get this to work.

If anyone knows where I can get such a cable, or at least what the respective cable plugs are called (so I can search on my own) I would appreciate it very much.  Also, if I am a fool for attempting to do this, and I am missing some important piece of information that makes what I want to do impossible, I will appreciate that type of info as well! 

Picture of LCD cable (LVDS?) Question
2. controller pins.jpg
TamásM41 year ago

Hi, have you solved it? I have the same problem.

Thanks, Tamas

astroboy9075 years ago
I'm not sure what your plug is, but the pins on the board looks like 0.1 inch headers (2.54mm). You can find these at most electronic stores in like a 40 pin row, which you cut to size.