SKU: GBC1533
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An easy to use drop-in kit to upgrade your Game Boy Color!


  • Display is transflective, meaning it works wonderfully in direct light.
  • No shell modification required.
  • Beautiful LCD with backlight.
  • Soldering not required.
  • 5 level touch brightness control.


  • 1x TFT LCD
  • 1x PCB
  • 1x Set of 3D printed Spacers
  • 1x Set of acrylic Spacers
  • 1x Adhesive
  • 2x Insulating film
  • 1x Ribbon
  • 1x Touch sensor ribbon




  • The display area on the LCD is slightly smaller than the original so a TFT lens must be used to mask properly. 
  • Foam adhesive is not required if using either spacer set. You may use either 3D printed spacers or acrylic spacers depending on preference.
  • After installation, if it is noted that your touch sensor is overly sensitive or is cycling, please see this article for assistance. 
  • The touch controller can be placed near the top of the console near the IR data transfer window.


  • 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 198 reviews
Cooltrainer Brian
Works well

Upgraded a GBC in an aftermarket shell. Ribbon cable for the touch sensor appeared to be fully seated in the package, but i found that during the dry fit it was not backlit. Had a minor freak out, re-seated the touch sensor cable and everything worked fine. I would appreciate written instructions or a dedicated page- the install doc seems to indicate pin trimming for the cartridge slot is necessary, but it isnt a step in the install video. Slightly confusing, but it all came together in the end. Worth the money.

Great screen :)

The screen is slightly smaller than oem, but it’s amazing :) the tft is easy to install with spacers and adhesive, I just tested alignment before the adhesive. The screen is fairly tough, and has a plastic bezel that makes alignment on adhesive way more forgiving. I advise using care as always, but you should have not issues I paired it with a power regulator and it works amazing. I get above reasonable play time with rechargeable Ebl batteries. I recommend good rechargeable batteries when modding with a screen and regulator.

Rayzor Ramon

This screen was my first ever mod on any Gameboy model, very easy. It was so simple minus using the 3d printed pieces, it's perfectly aligned now. The screen has some issues 1. Being smaller than a OEM screen
2. There is an odd rolling effect on the display. Other than that it is a very good display of colors

Raymond DeSimone
Easy screen mod

Great and easy install mod to do. The colors are a little off, you can really look at the screen dead on in dark areas. It needs tilted a little bit but other than that it’s amazing!

Jesse Keep
Good quality, unsure about colors

This was my first time installing an aftermarket screen mod such as this one, and overall the experience was good. Install was easy especially while following the guide on the product page to ensure I was taking the steps correctly.

With that said, the experience of using the screen hasn't been quite as nice. I'm not sure what the problem is, but the screen seems to have issues displaying dark scenes. If I hold the handheld with the screen pointed straight towards my eyes, the dark colors fade and become really hard to see, straining my eyes slightly. Tilting the console away from myself (pointing the top of it away) brings the colors to be more visible and not straining, but it's less comfortable to use this way. There are no issues in scenes with bright colors.

I'm not sure if maybe my unit isn't performing properly or if there's something I'm missing, but so far this has been my experience with it. Overall, I am happy with this product.

Christian Rodriguez

Easy to install and worked as expected! Definitely a welcome add-on to my Christmas present so I can play on the dark!

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