Game Boy Backlight Display Mod V3 | DMG & GBP

Color:Backlight - White V3
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SKU: GBB1200
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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.
    • To test this backlight, you can use a power supply, such as alligator clips or a multimeter, on the two gold contacts to turn it on. This ensures the correct color has been sent and review the backlight for any damage/defects.



    • 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 281 reviews
    Austin Deventer
    Game Boy Pocket Backlight V3 White

    Currently using 1.5V rechargable lithium batteries to maintain constant voltage and the backlight is bright with good tone. The white works well under different lighting conditions. The nonuniform lit area is at the bottom of the screen but doesn't impact gameplay. I did trap a hair behind the lens and the screen is slightly offset, so I'll have to open it back up and adjust it slightly. Just take care while removing the reflective backing on the original LCD and you'll have a nice mod when you're done! The only additional thing I may do is snip a lead on OEM red LED since it's annoyingly bright and should extend the battery life. The LED doesn't go dim before shutdown with these batteries so it isn't a status light anymore.

    Chris Chapman
    Very happy

    Works great easy to install with minimal soldering skills required

    Excellent fit and finish!

    The shell has excellent build quality and looks great! I'm still rocking the OEM LCD with the orange backlight mod and it all fits great.

    Micah Bergman
    Washed yellow backlight and LCD bivert

    Pretty awesome, works well. I can see the screen of my dmg-01 so much better now. The washed yellow backlight retains the retro look as well. Installation was not too difficult for someone with moderate soldering experience. Great purchase.

    Lucas Chan

    Good for those who want to keep the original feel of the oem screen, but still want to play in the dark. The gradual dimming of the panel and the faint, ghosting lines on the screen are things you cant avoid, and the teal backlight does get greener as the batteries weaken. Despite that being said, it still looks beautiful. When bivertless, the screen looks very similar to the oem screen is bright lighting conditions because the backlight panel acts as a reflector, which is a nice touch. Overall, great budget mod!

    Mostafa Lotfi
    Super easy to use

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

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