Game Boy Pocket IPS LCD kit - Funnyplaying

SKU: GBP2002
$61.99 USD
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Upgrade your Game Boy Pocket (GBP) with this Game Boy Pocket IPS LCD Backlight Kit. IPS LCD's  are characterized as having the best color and viewing angles available today. Take your old and outdated reflective pocket display to a bright and colorful upgrade your 10 year old self could only dream of.


  • Genuine Funny Playing product
  • Built-in 36 retro color combination
  • Contrast wheel brightness function
  • 5 second press on touch sensor changes into pixel mode. 3 second press goes back to previous color option.
  • 11% larger than the original LCD (Glass screen sold separately)
  • Overall power consumption between 0.3 - 0.8W
  • Accurate aspect ratio
  • Toggle between brightness options through contrast wheel
  • Since GBP USES two AAA batteries, the maximum capacity we can find is at 1100mWh. According to our repeated tests, it ran the original cartridge at normal brightness indoors for about 3 hours.
  • It is recommended to use an electronic cleaner to handle your power switch and gray scale adjustment buttons. This makes the LCD brightness adjustment smoother to use
  • Case modification and soldering required


  • 1 x Q5 IPS LCD
  • 1 x PCB ribbon cable with attached touch sensor
  • 1 x Adhesive
  • 1 x Touch sensor ribbon
  • 1 x Wire


  • This kit has a touch sensor already included on the black ribbon cable. You may use this one by simply folding into the front or back of the shell. You may also use the included touch sensor ribbon and solder it onto the 'TCH' point. Depending on the size/shape of this touch ribbon will change it's placement within the shell.



  • 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

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    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 66 reviews
    Brian Bengtson
    Works well

    Simple enough installation. Contrast wheel controls the brightness. Would buy again.

    Devin Martinez
    Holy **** this upgrade is awesome

    Definitely do your research and get all the applicable parts for a funnyplaying build. Once you do though you’ll be decently surprised. The crisp resolution uptick and modern display removes the ghosting of the original aging display. Definitely renewed the life of my 20yo gameboy pocket

    Ste V
    Crystal clear

    The best display for GBP, easy to install the must have mod. for the GBP. I highly recommend this product.

    Alex Lowe

    Absolutely love this ips screen! It brought new life to my old console and I've been playing it steady since the install! Gonna need to invest in a rechargeable battery for my pocket because it's eating through the AAAs

    Tom Watson

    Received what I thought was a nonfunctional screen, instructions said not to solder anything or apply adhesive before testing it. Screen didn't work, but after contacting customer support I found out you have to solder a wire from the power contact on the ribbon cable to the power switch, and soldering in that case would not void the warranty. After I did that, it worked perfectly, although the enameled wire was too thin for my strippers and I accidentally pulled it apart trying to expose more of the ends.

    Screen looks beautiful

    Install was easy, but did need to be very precise when installing. A 3D printed bracket to use as a guide as other kits have would have been great

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