Drop-In IPS Backlight with Color Palettes for Game Boy Advance - HISPEEDIDO

SKU: GBA1786
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This IPS LCD kit for your Game Boy Advance (GBA) is a solderless drop-in display that fits in the display window of an OEM console without the need for a special sized lens. This kit is beginner friendly as no shell trimming is needed. It includes all the features of the standard V2 kit including color palettes and brightness adjustment VIA pre-soldered touch sensors.


  • 8 color palettes VIA pre-soldered touch pad.
  • 10 brightness levels VIA pre-soldered touch pad and/or VIA the traditional Select/L/R buttons by soldering the included wires.
  • This display size is windowed like the original size. IPS pre cut shells and enlarged windowed lenses are not recommended for this kit. 
  • This kit's LCD display size is not enlarged like other IPS kits which makes it perfect for your OEM lens.
  • No trimming necessary for installation. (After market shell molds may vary)
  • V2 Bracket sold separately, can be used with this kit but additional trimming will be required
  • Compatible with both 40 and 32 pin models.


  • 1x IPS LCD
  • 1x PCB with pre-soldered touch sensors
  • 3x Wires for brightness adjustment
  • 1x 40 pin ribbon 
  • 1x 32 pin ribbon 
  • 2x Spacers (Not needed if using custom bracket or adhesive)
  • 1x Large spacer adhesive
  • 1x LCD adhesive (optional if using spacers or brackets)
  • 2x Insulation adhesives for LCD and PCB




  • 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 17 reviews
Drop in IPS Review

Being the first time I’ve done any modding, this installation gave me no issues and provided me the option to not have to solder anything. The brackets made it easy to align the screen and the pre-soldered brightness and color options are a nice addition. Overall, the quality is great and I would gladly use this again for future modding.

Louis Pierre Widmer
Poor quality

I purchased one...performed the dry test,it was ok... istalled it,everything worked well...everything went well...3 days latter 3 green lines appeared in the screen...very dissapointed

Thanks for your review! I'm sorry to see the issue. We generally see this when something is adding extra pressure to the back of the LCD and a defect will appear over time. Reach out to us at support@handheldlegend.com so we can look into what may have caused it.

Had high hopes

The test and dry fit all worked out great after watching both videos several times and also reading the instructions. Once I set the screen with the spacers and adhesive and assembled it all back together I had a black screen with sound. I took it all apart and tried several times to detach and reattach the ribbon and the best I could get was colored lines across the screen.
I tried to carefully take the screen out but of course it just came apart in 2 or 3 pieces. Old screen is back in, I'm disappointed and want my money back.

Thanks for your review! It sounds like a connectivity issue or shorting was occurring here. Something may have also been broken during the actual install since the kit worked originally during the testing. Please reach out to support@handheldlegend.com so we may troubleshoot this further with you.

Justin Gober
Perfect and easy install.

This product is great and easy to install within minutes. It has great clarity and the color palettes are super nice for any game. The only thing I would suggest is that you buy the bracket sold separately but its not too important. Just make sure you line it up correctly on the shell and it will fit right in to an IPS ready made shell. Its perfect!!

Works well enough

Took some effort to install, but once it was in there it was snug and works well.


Received this item with the black shell. Opened the box to see broken ribbon cable. Still waiting to hear back from support.

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