SKU: GBD1736
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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
  • 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*


  • 1x V5 LCD
  • 1x Small PCB 
  • 1x Large Front PCB 
  • 1x Small ribbon
  • 1x Large ribbon
  • 2x Adhesive mounting strips
  • 1x 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 287 reviews
    Michael Mollenhauer
    Great product; install guide misses important fitment point

    Thrilled with the final result! Adding this IPS mod to my DMG gameboy was relatively simple. The caveat is in the provided instructions. The instructions omit a specific shell trim at the top right that this kit requires to fit appropriately. A couple yt videos and I saw what the problem was and got everything to fit and assembled. The crisp sprites look fantastic. I also like the OSD menu options that let you customize the color palettes to your liking, and even gives an option to display battery level (although I'm still investigating if this option requires an additional mod for accurate battery levels). All-in-all, I'm very satisfied with the product.

    Thanks for your feedback! Could you message our support team so we can look into this missing step from the instructions so we can provide the best install information?

    Clean and easy install

    Almost a no solder job, and extremely easy to install.

    Ryan Ellis

    Very nice

    Jody Young
    Fantastic Upgrade!

    Shipping was quick and the instructions were simple thanks to the YouTube video. I was modding an original DMG, and while there were some steps missed in the video, they were specific to the original DMG shell. It was obvious to notice what I needed to trim as I was assembling the screen. But when I was all done, I couldn't believe how good it looked! So happy with it. Thank you Handheld Legend! 5 STARS!

    Steve Werner
    Dead on arrival

    Dead on arrival

    Thanks for your review! Please reach out to so we can troubleshoot the issue or send out a replacement.

    I'm very happy

    Great mod with works excellent with CleanPower DMG (V2) DC regulator board.

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