SKU: GBD1736
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*New V5 Version has replaced the V3 version. Please note some of the photos are showing the older version, however the installation process remains almost identical*

The Game Boy DMG IPS Backlight Display is a full size modern IPS backlight for your original DMG game boy. This LCD is a formidable upgrade and has a PCB replacement for those of you who may be looking for a replacement LCD. There is finally a solution for those who have broken or damaged their LCD or ribbon cable during a backlight installation.


  • V5 now has OSD functionality
  • Battery level indicator on screen
  • Only speaker soldering required (not included). Almost solderless.
  • Includes V5 alignment bracket
  • RGB capability, choose from 36 different colors with a press of a button. (Push track wheel inwards) 
  • Some minor case modification required
  • New PCB replacement with A/B, D-Pad and Start/Select contacts, buttons not included
  • LCD is same size as original V3, compatible with original lens
  • Brightness adjustment replaces contrast wheel
  • Adds some color to your gray/black pixel pallet
  • *TV output version V5 coming soon*


  • V5 LCD
  • Small PCB board
  • Large PCB board
  • Large and Small Flex cables for connecting to old back PCB
  • Adhesive mounting strips
  • Alignment bracket




    • Test before installation! When you receive a backlight/LCD kit, you should perform a dry run before installing to assure that nothing has been damaged in transit. A dry run or test fit means the kit is not installed in the shell. This includes the use of adhesives, brackets, and any performed soldering. All ribbon cables should have no bends or creases in them. If you are unsure how to perform a dry run, please contact our support team and we will be happy to help. Backlight kits that have been installed are not eligible for replacement or return.

    • LCD may break if put under too much pressure or dropped. Please exercise extreme caution when installing.
    Shipping Information

    Our on-line store is open 24/7 and we ship Monday through Friday, excluding some holidays. Most products ship within 1 business day from our warehouse in Pennsylvania USA. Orders will be shipped in the order they are received. Please select a shipping speed according to your needs.

    About Us

    Hand Held Legend is committed to keeping retro gaming alive and better than ever. Upgrade your childhood consoles with modern tech. We strive for excellence in all that we do and aim to serve our customers well.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 268 reviews
    Jack Rhodes
    Easy to install! Great quality!

    Really easy to install, and an excellent quality screen. Only had to cut out 2 **** holes on my DMG shell to fit this in and it looks excellent! Will be buying again to make a Gameboy for my partner

    Joseph Del Rio


    Easy install and works well

    Night and day difference from an OEM Game Boy LCD to this one. Install was straight forward and the components seem of good quality. Lots of options for color (not all of them great) and it's nice it has a menu, though adding a vertical adjustment in there would be a plus. Only thing to note on installation was that it's not clear in the instructions which way the bracket should be initially placed onto the LCD. I did it upsidedown the first time and had to peel some tape off the LCD to flip it around. Turned out great in the end - amazing how good these Game Boy games are when you can actually see them.

    So so good

    Used my stock shell, only needed to trim the two upper **** posts and notch the an area near the power switch. No trimming/enlargement of the viewing area necessary. Endless color options, very fun to play around with. My dmg is my favorite to play on now because of this screen. On single use cheap batteries I got 12 hours on lowest brightness.

    Christopher Moore
    Great product - incredible walkthrough as well!

    The product was exactly what I was looking for, and the online walkthrough of the install was perfect for a novice! Will be using for future builds!

    Alex J
    Great Mod for beginners with outstanding results!

    I picked up this DMG Gameboy screen mod because I had a faulty screen and figured I would give it a shot. If you are new to mods and want to give your shot at repair skills start here. If you are looking for a massive upgrade from the original screen for an original Gameboy this is the kit for you. Not much time required and all the step by step tutorial provided.

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