Sega Game Gear | Atari Lynx Backlight

SKU: SGG1103
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The old lighting tubes in the SEGA Game Gear are obsolete in the world of modern electronics. Tube lighting is a major power drain and many bulbs have burnt out or have lost their brightness. With a backlight replacement kit, you can double the battery life of your console, prevent overheating, improve screen brightness and improve the consistency of your LCD screen. This panel is thick to provide optimal light distribution and includes 5 bright SMD LEDs. 


  • Doubles battery life
  • Reduced operating temperature over time: Testing shows consoles with hand-Held Legend Game Gear backlights installed had no change to operating temp from start to hour 2. Non-modded consoles show a 40 degree increase in 2 hours!
  • Dimensions: 2.2 inches by 2.8 inches.


  • 1 Game Gear 5-LED Backlight
  • 1 33ohm resistor


Find installation instructions here.

This item can also be installed in the Atari Lynx although we do not support this modification. Please install at your own risk.


  • 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.
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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 33 reviews
Rob R.
Great Replacement for Original CCFL Bulb

Followed the installation video and had no drama. Was careful separating the diffuser from the LCD and used a Dremel tool to cut the sides of the diffuser for use in orienting the LCD. Orienting the LCD was still a little tricky. The only improvement to this mod that I can think of is making/adding an orienting bracket for the LCD screen so it doesn't move around during the assembly. Overall, I am very satisfied with this product. It works great!

Dean Spicer
Works on a TI-82/83!

Great quality and fits perfect into my TI-82&83 calculators! Had a lot of fun with this.

Nice backlight, with some light leaks around the edges.

This was a relatively easy mod, aside from the removal of the diffuser that is glued to the back of the original LCD screen. That can actually be avoided, leaving the original diffuser attached, with some modifications to the reflector that houses the original backlight. I simply trimmed down the reflector around the bottom edge, which allowed me to reuse it to hold the new backlight in place. The reflector has a small lip at the bottom where it lays against the logic board. I trimmed that off so that it's flush with the brackets that allow you to attach it to the board. I then sanded the edges down and it provided just enough of a fit to go on without further modification. Overall, a good cheap solution to replacing the battery hungry backlight, extending the battery life of the console to roughly double.


Funciona muy bien, nueva vida a la Game gear

Adam Lawrence
Great product.

The LCD backlight panel is very good for GGs with dead CFL backlights. I do not recommend removing the diffuser though; I suggest modifying the reflector to hold the backlight panel on top of the existing diffuser. Use nippers to remove the small plastic lip at the top of the diffuser so that the panel can rest against the case standoff, and split the reflector in two and use it just to hold the panel down (again using nippers or a hacksaw to flatten the reflector down a few mm). Anything you can do to avoid disturbing the LCD - do so!

Game Gear original bulb not working

This is a drop-in replacement for the factory fluorescent bulb and it works very well. I did not bother to separate the LCD screen from the factory diffuser. Instead, I just used kapton tape to hold this against the diffuser. I also did not reinstall the factory domed reflector. It's still plenty bright this way. Would recommend this product to all.

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