I fear you are right, I'll try harder to align them
I don't think the tape would help you with this as there's not much area on the LED strip to stick it to.
I thought that too, so i scrapped and sanded the ffc to expose the copper substrate to get a connection. I'll send pictures
My suggestion here is to buy a smashed screen off ebay and remove the backlight from that
I did exactly that, in fact I am using the broken ffc cable and trying to splice it unto the ffc cable of the new backlight array. Ill have more later on that.
Incidently, what's the reason for wanting to extend the FFC?
I have a hunch that the TCON board is causing a lot of interference. I want to shield it off as much as possible, (I am even trying lead) but the ffc wire isnt long enough for me to wrap the lead around it. If I can get some distance between the panel and TCON, I can see if that is really the issue.