Originally Posted by MikeTech
I dont see why it wouldn't work havent come across laptop lcd dependant on a wireless link cord to function.
If you still have the laptop apart check for the inverter plug and connect it.
Here are 2 links so you'll know what to look for:
If you feel abit comfortable have the laptop on a stable flat surface open connect the lcd to mobo.
Make sure psu and keyboard and battery or cord is plugged in, tap the power button.
If everything powers up and you see the hp bios screen you are good to go.
OP isn't talking about the LCD being dependent on WLAN cables. Usually the WLAN antenna cables (one black / one white) are routed through the LCD panel plastic enclosure, and the antennas are mounted inside the display's shell, so that it can get the best possible signal.
@OP: Not sure if it would work with just 1 antenna hooked up; if it does, it may only be limited to Wireless-B, instead of Wireless-G. You'll most likely have severely reduced signal range, as well as reduced bandwidth capability. I'd try and repair the cable, or find a replacement antenna cable.
If you can't get a replacement cable from somewhere, then a wireless USB adapter may be the best solution for you.