Game Boy Backlight Display Mod V3 | DMG & Pocket

Game Boy Pocket | MGB Collection by Hand Held Legend

$8.99 USD Sale price

Regular price $8.99 USD
Description

*Photos taken with Bivert Modification

A Game Boy Backlight display mod from Hand-Held Legend is an easy to use LED panel that fits behind the original Game Boy LCD to light up the screen from behind. Some modification to the console is required although its basic enough for any beginner. 

  • 9 rich color choices
  • Thinnest backlight available at 1.23mm
  • >90% uniformity
  • DMG and Pocket compatible
  • V3: Super thin with a flat FCP cable and Resistors built in (excludes RGB)

Compatible with the original DMG or Game Boy Pocket. You can also display your screen in an "inverted" orientation to give your pixels a retro look.

Whats included with your kit:

  • 1 colored HHL backlight of your choice
  • Two 28 gauge pre-tinned wires (excludes RGB)
  • 1 polarization film
  • 2 Resistors built in! (excludes RGB)

Don't have a Game Boy? Your best bet on finding one for a decent price is on ebay.

 

Required

 

Notes

  • This backlight is compatible with the Nintendo Original Game Boy DMG-01 and Game Boy Pocket.
  • It is NOT compatible with the following models: Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP, Nintendo DS, or Nintendo 3DS.
  • Photos are biverted.

 

Installation

Knowledge Base

 

Description

*Photos taken with Bivert Modification

A Game Boy Backlight display mod from Hand-Held Legend is an easy to use LED panel that fits behind the original Game Boy LCD to light up the screen from behind. Some modification to the console is required although its basic enough for any beginner. 

  • 9 rich color choices
  • Thinnest backlight available at 1.23mm
  • >90% uniformity
  • DMG and Pocket compatible
  • V3: Super thin with a flat FCP cable and Resistors built in (excludes RGB)

Compatible with the original DMG or Game Boy Pocket. You can also display your screen in an "inverted" orientation to give your pixels a retro look.

Whats included with your kit:

  • 1 colored HHL backlight of your choice
  • Two 28 gauge pre-tinned wires (excludes RGB)
  • 1 polarization film
  • 2 Resistors built in! (excludes RGB)

Don't have a Game Boy? Your best bet on finding one for a decent price is on ebay.

 

Required

 

Notes

  • This backlight is compatible with the Nintendo Original Game Boy DMG-01 and Game Boy Pocket.
  • It is NOT compatible with the following models: Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP, Nintendo DS, or Nintendo 3DS.
  • Photos are biverted.

 

Installation

Knowledge Base

 

Customer Reviews

Based on 67 reviews
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V
V.
Trickier to install than they say

I cracked my screen trying to install it so, YMMV :/

T
T.
Tricky but worth it

This was my second mod and it was quite tricky to do! I spent an evening doing it, taking my time and got it done. I used Chip Quick to safely remove the screen entirely in order to peel off the backing and had no issues with vertical lines (which is a hazard when doing this mod). The bivert chip (not included) is an excellent little thing that really makes the backlight pop. I'm super happy with how it all looks!

K
K.D.

This kit works great.

N
N.
Not near as easy to install

The video makes it seem way easier than it is. I wouldn't suggest doing this unless you've dealt with similar things before. I accidentally made a small incision on the ribbon wire when trying to remove the silver sheet and adhesive completely ruining the whole gameboy that quickly. Now I'll have to either buy an entirely new front plate or buy a $60 mod to replace the entire screen section. Additionally, the website and video instructions conflict with one saying to use alcohol to remove the adhesive and the other saying not to or ruin in. Additionally the video mentions a resistor included in the package however the website indicates the resistor is built-in to the mod.

J
J.
Wonderful

Another must have in any modified DMG! it makes everything look so much better and adds so much to it.

R
R.R.
Recommended Upgrade for any DMG original screen

I installed this screen backlight with a bivert chip mod. I would recommend anyone who has an original DMG screen make these two upgrades. I can see the screen in any lighting conditions now. I beat Super Mario Land with the mod installed and this made playing so much better. I even took the time to clean the inside of the Gameboy screen cover.

The only thing I was not expecting was that it was more difficult to remove the old LCD polarizer. I anticipated two layers but mine came off in 3 - the clear back part, the silver part, and the polarizer. I think most folks pull off the polarizer and silver part in one step but this was my first install and I made it harder than it needed to be. I think it would be much easier next time.