Game Boy Color Retro Pixel 2.0 Q5 IPS LCD Kit with Laminated Lens - Funnyplaying

SKU: GBC1748
CHF 60
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**This kit is strongly recommended to use with these shells only**

Backlight and illuminate your beloved childhood GBC with a modern IPS LCD with improved color, contrast and viewing angle. This enhanced version of the 1.0 kit comes with a custom lens pre laminated to the LCD, choose your color.


  • Adds function to adjust position of the screen window
  • Applicable console text is present on lens. Adds function to change logo backlight display and color. 
  • Display area is larger than the original. Best when using a custom laminated shell from Funnyplaying. Shell modification required for all other shells.
  • Soldering required for brightness and retro pixel control
  • Built-in 5 display effects.
  • 4x Integer scaling
  • LCD and ribbon power between 0.29W and 0.68W
  • Pre laminated lens on the LCD
  • Touch enabled function control for brightness and pixel modes
  • No frame dropping or tearing


  • 1x Enlarged IPS LCD with laminated lens already adhered
  • 1x Flex PCB cable
  • 1x Touch sensor cable (Shape/style will vary by kit but functionality remains the same.) 
  • 3x Wires for power and function adjustments
  • 1x 3M Adhesive


  • Hold down START and SELECT together for a few seconds, the "GAME" on the lens should be the only word lit up. This is "Mode 1."  Here you can use the SELECT and START button to move the display image down and up respectively. 
  • Tap on the touch sensor to bring it to "Mode 2." You should see "Boy" lit up now. Here You can use SELECT and START to move the display image left and right respectively.
  • Tap on the touch sensor again to bring it "Mode 3." You should see "Color" lit up. Use START and SELECT separately to cycle through the different color options. 
  • Hold down START and SELECT together again for a few seconds to confirm, and exit.  
  • To cycle the different Pixel modes, tap and hold where the touch sensor is for a few seconds, and the LCD will change to different screen modes each time you perform this. 


  • Built-in 5 display effects.
  • Full pixel copy display (display the highest brightness, gorgeous and concise)
  • Classic GBC display (perfectly restore the original display effect)
  • Classic RGB display (perfectly restore the original display effect, and the pixel gap looks smaller, the brightness will be slightly darker)
  • RGB display (closest to the original display, but the brightness is very low)
  • Grid line display (close to the display effect of DMG)


  • Install and shell trim guide - *Please read warning at the top of product page before proceeding with purchase/install.
  • How to test your LCD kit - *Soldering may be required to dry test this kit. Soldering the power wire in this case will not void the return policy.


  • 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.
  • The power wire may need to soldered for the LCD to show an image. It may not be required with later versions, however, in order to receive maximum brightness on the LCD this wire will need to be soldered on.


  • 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 60 reviews
Tomasz Heat
Great upgrade

I have been wanting to mod my Gameboys for some times now. I decided to finally make the jump! I knew the screens are nice but until you turn it on in person the pictures and videos don’t do it justice. I will be getting another screen for another build soon!

Attached are images of the mod and a before/after video.

Cody N.
Awesome Product!

The laminated Q5 display showed up very quickly, well packaged, and in perfect working condition. Installation was quick and straightforward. Will definitely be buying again for future builds. You can trust Handheld Legend with all of your modding needs!!

Nate Harvey

Pretty Sick

Andres Gamez
Almost perfect

It works and looks great but the included power wire could have been slightly longer to route around display connector so case doesn't pinch it

First screen replacement

Works great, but the touch sensor can be hit-and-miss because the ribbon is very sensitive to repeated bending. From what I can tell, this has been improved in the latest revision of the cable, but testing the touch sensor through the shell can't hurt.

Bradley Shirer
Beautiful display!

This FunnyPlaying Q5 display for the gameboy color is absolutely beautiful looking! Backlight is super bright and adjustable. Installation was fairly easy. Though, the install guide on Hand Held Legend's Wiki wasn't updated to reflect changes made to this latest display kit, mainly in regards to the touch sensor instructions. I did not need to solder anything for touch to work, it is built into the ribbon cable on this model. Color and picture look fantastic. I love that the soapy size is bigger than the original screen. I bought a FunnyPlaying shell made for this display; which, made installation extremely easy and doesn't require any modification to the shell. Definitely worth every penny!

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