$60.99 USD
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SKU: GBD1736
Pickup available at 519 Davisville Rd.

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The Game Boy DMG IPS Backlight V5 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.
  • Contrast wheel replaced with brightness adjustment and color modes.
  • 36 color choices.
  • Battery level indicator on screen.
  • Only speaker soldering required (not included). Almost solderless.
  • Includes V5 alignment bracket.
  • Some minor shell modification may be required depending on your shell.
  • LCD is same size as original V3, compatible with original lens.
  • *TV output version V5 coming soon*


  • 1x V5 LCD
  • 1x Small PCB 
  • 1x Large front PCB 
  • 1x Small ribbon
  • 1x Large ribbon
  • 2x Adhesive mounting strips
  • 1x Alignment bracket




To use brightness, color, and OSD features on contrast wheel:

  • Cycle normally for brightness
  • Short press (one to two seconds) then cycle for color
  • Long press (five seconds) to enter OSD (On Screen Display) mode.


    • 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 300 reviews
    Christopher Moriarty
    Amazing and uncomplicated

    Great screen, breathed new life into and old friend. Simple and relatively inexpensive to install.


    Great upgrade, highly suggest the usb c rechargeable li ion battery as well.

    Hugo Torres

    I bought the Game Boy DMG IPS V5 to fix my little nephew’s broken screen in an old OG gameboy he found.
    The installation was easy, shipping was fast!
    I would definitely recommend Hand Held Legend to anyone that needs to fix an OG gameboy.

    Bruce R
    Exactly what I wanted!!

    This was the perfect upgrade for my original DMG rebuild! Watching the instructional video makes it a snap to install and everything worked exactly as it should! I couldn't be happier!

    Isaac Miller
    Really great product with a minor flaw

    This product is really great, the instructions are really good too. The only thing was, at least in my experience (maybe it was because my gameboy was an earlier model) there were some modifications I had to make to the shell to make room for the display that were not shown. It only tells you to remove two posts inside however to get mine to fit i had to remove those two posts and two plastic tabs

    Jeff Ramsey
    Easy install, Awesome Product!!!

    Took a total of about 20 minutes, start to finish. And that is with me taking my time. Instructions were simple enough and the pictures really helped. This DMG had two horizontal lines that would not go away, so now it’s got an IPS screen! Thanks HHL!

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