Game Boy Backlight Display Mod V3 | DMG & Pocket

SKU: GBB1202
Color:Backlight - Purple V3
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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.


  • 1 colored HHL backlight of your choice
  • Two 28 gauge pre-tinned wires (excludes RGB version)
  • Four 28 gauge pre-tinned wires (RGB version only)
  • 1 polarization film
  • 2 Resistors built in! (excludes RGB)



    • 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.



    • 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 269 reviews
    Matthew G.
    Easy to use and install

    Install was easy, had to do my research in several places online, the links for installation are really basic. No problems with the product, but the adhesive on the screen took an hour to clean before I installed the backlight.

    Great backlight mod

    It took me a while to figure everything out and almost gave up when i couldn't get the polarizer off, but eventually got it off, put the backlight on, and it looks great.

    Works Great

    This worked great and I was able to install by following the linked video. This was my first backlight and bivert mod. This is the washed yellow version, which IMO keeps the feel of the original display while improving the experience dramatically.

    Hannah Jackson

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    Louie G

    The speed of the shipment and the products are amazing here really I would just the store

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