Game Boy Backlight Display Mod V3 | DMG & Pocket

Color:Backlight - Green V3
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SKU: GBB1207
Pickup available at 519 Davisville Rd.

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A Game Boy Backlight display mod from Hand-Held Legend is an easy to use LED panel that fits behind the original Game Boy LCD to light up the screen from behind. Some modification to the console is required although its basic enough for any beginner. 


  • 9 rich color choices
  • Thinnest backlight available at 1.23mm
  • >90% uniformity
  • DMG and Pocket compatible
  • V3: Super thin with a flat FCP cable and Resistors built in (excludes RGB)
  • You can also display your screen in an "inverted" orientation to give your pixels a retro look.
  • RGB Variant allows for custom colors or color switching with DIP 4 Position Switch (sold separately). Please see documentation.
  • 2 Resistors built in! (excludes RGB)


  • 1x Backlight
  • 2x 28 gauge pre-tinned wires (excludes RGB version)
  • 4x 28 gauge pre-tinned wires (RGB version only)
  • 2x 100 OHM resistors (RGB version only)
  • 1x 150 OHM resistor (RGB version only)
  • 1x Polarization film



    • This backlight is compatible with the Game Boy DMG and Game Boy Pocket.
    • It is not compatible with the following models: Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP, Nintendo DS, or Nintendo 3DS.
    • Photos are biverted.
    • Polarization film is not attached to backlight.



    • 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 277 reviews
    Lucas Chan
    Super impressed so far!

    Color looks great, the wiring is pretty simple, though i would like if they were just a few centimeters shorter. It is a little extra work to cut and strip the wires but its no big deal.

    Mostafa Lotfi
    Super easy to use

    Really simple solder and this just works. Gives me a nice and bright screen. Excellent upgrade.

    Pedro Colon

    Great product

    Galen Roquet
    Great Product, but take care

    2 things. One if you are looking at this mod, consider getting the bivert module now too to make the screen really clear. Second, if you're working with an old DMG like we all are, be extremely careful about the ribbon on the inside. I screwed up my screen because the ribbon on the inside tying to the board was extremely brittle. Didn't realize it until it was too late. Be super careful.
    Otherwise, the pictures don't do justice to how good this backlight works and looks.


    First one came in faulty but they sent out another and it came out great! (Backlight with Bivert Chip)

    Pretty nice

    The screen was faulty but they quickly sent me another. I made a second review with it's pictures. Love it!

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