Game Boy Color Q5 IPS HDMI Kit - HD TV Output Mod

SKU: GBC1970
CHF 65
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Play your Game Boy Color on your HDMI enabled TV! This IPS kit is Q5 windowed and includes an exclusive micro HD adapter to output your game to a modern TV. This is an advanced mod, so please review the installation procedure before purchasing!


  • Connects via micro HD adapter and HDMI cable to display your game right on your TV.
  • Q5 Display, 25% larger than the original, RetroSix prestige shell or pre-cut shell recommended. Original shell modification required!
  • Built in OSD menu to adjust many features including color and pixelation.
  • Complete with the similar features to the standard Q5 model
  • Built in 5 retro pixel effects and 32 color options for the Game Boy Color Logo.
  • Includes custom black glass lens to display the GBC logo in different colors. Trimming required on all shells for this feature (see install documentation). 
  • Has DMG style (Black/white) color mode.
  • 3 aspect ratio options in TV display.
  • Shell modification required for the micro HD port to sit properly.
  • On screen controls allow you to move the display window for perfect centering.
  • Change brightness and IPS color with touchpad controls.


  • 1x Q5 IPS Backlit Screen
  • 1x IPS Control PCB
  • 2 x pre-soldered touch sensors for color and brightness adjustment
  • 3M custom installation adhesive
  • 2x insulation films
  • 1x Q5 ribbon cable
  • 8x red color pre-tinned hook up wires
  • 1x Black glass lens with logo cutout
  • 1x Micro HDMI to HDMI adapter




  • 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.
  • See our dry test guide linked here
  • LCD may break if put under too much pressure or dropped. Please exercise extreme caution when installing.
  • *Soldering the BAT wire is required for operation of this kit. Soldering this wire only will not void the return policy.
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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 4 reviews
    Matthew Boyd
    Great little screen

    This kit is fantastic. The screen is crystal clear and the hdmi out looks so good on the TV. I opted to trim the shell but I would have to say it was a giant pain and I would recomend buying a pre cut shell to put it in

    This is seriously awesome.

    I love this upgrade. The new screen is bright and gorgeous. I love the software options, ability to adjust sizing - and the HDMI out is fantastic. It' gets a bit cramped so make sure everything fits well and you do the needed pin trimming for thickness. Purchasing the IPS Ready Shell definitely helped. Also having a dremel on-hand for straight cuts. I love that the logo lights up too.

    Ryan Fenech
    A no brainer upgrade!

    A fun build to upgrade your GBC that is laying around that can also breathe new life into the hardware with its hd output.

    As a warning, even if you are buying an IPS ready shell you will need to do a little bit of carving for the micro HD port. This build also has two solder joints that could be scary to first timers. The cables provided also are freakishly long for their function so I would advise trimming them at least by a 1/3'rd if not more (but always measure first) if not using new wire altogether.

    Super clear video on hdmi !

    A bit of a learning curve for soldering but not to bad. Novice soldering skills required imo. Audio sounds great ! Will get another in the future for sure. YouTube video placeholder

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