Game Boy Color Retro Pixel 2.0 Q5 IPS LCD Kit with Laminated Lens - Funnyplaying

SKU: GBC1742
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**This kit is strongly recommended to use with these shells only**

Backlight and illuminate your beloved childhood GBC with a modern IPS LCD with improved color, contrast and viewing angle. This enhanced version of the 1.0 kit comes with a custom lens pre laminated to the LCD, choose your color.


  • Adds function to adjust position of the screen window
  • Applicable console text is present on lens. Adds function to change logo backlight display and color. 
  • Display area is larger than the original. Best when using a custom laminated shell from Funnyplaying. Shell modification required for all other shells.
  • Soldering required for brightness and retro pixel control
  • Built-in 5 display effects.
  • 4x Integer scaling
  • LCD and ribbon power between 0.29W and 0.68W
  • Pre laminated lens on the LCD
  • Touch enabled function control for brightness and pixel modes
  • No frame dropping or tearing


  • 1x Q5 IPS LCD with laminated lens adhered  (see warngings)
  • 1x PCB ribbon cable
  • 1x Touch sensor ribbon (Please see notes)
  • 3x Wires
  • 1x Insulation film


  • Hold down START and SELECT together for a few seconds, the "GAME" on the lens should be the only word lit up. This is "Mode 1."  Here you can use the SELECT and START button to move the display image down and up respectively. 
  • Tap on the touch sensor to bring it to "Mode 2." You should see "Boy" lit up now. Here You can use SELECT and START to move the display image left and right respectively.
  • Tap on the touch sensor again to bring it "Mode 3." You should see "Color" lit up. Use START and SELECT separately to cycle through the different color options. 
  • Hold down START and SELECT together again for a few seconds to confirm, and exit.  
  • To cycle the different Pixel modes, tap and hold where the touch sensor is for a few seconds, and the LCD will change to different screen modes each time you perform this. 


  • Built-in 5 display effects.
  • Full pixel copy display (display the highest brightness, gorgeous and concise)
  • Classic GBC display (perfectly restore the original display effect)
  • Classic RGB display (perfectly restore the original display effect, and the pixel gap looks smaller, the brightness will be slightly darker)
  • RGB display (closest to the original display, but the brightness is very low)
  • Grid line display (close to the display effect of DMG)




  • Kits may no longer include a touch sensor as a separate item. This kit has a touch sensor already included on the black ribbon cable. You may use this one by simply folding into the front or back of the shell, to rest on the top of the shell. You may also use the included touch sensor ribbon and solder it onto the 'TCH' point. Depending on the size/shape of this touch ribbon will change it's placement within the shell.
  • The power wire may need to soldered for the LCD to show an image. It may not be required with later versions, however, in order to receive maximum brightness on the LCD this wire will need to be soldered on.


  • You do not need to purchase a separate lens. Removing pre-adhered lens from LCD can result in damage to the LCD and will void product warranty. If you received an extra lens in your order, this was likely a included plastic lens with a shell and should NOT be placed on top of the pre-adhered lens.
  • 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.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 64 reviews
benjamin Jönsson

As described, worked well!

Dave R
Works great

Installed 2 of these on some friend’s gameboys along with the preformed shells and it was quick/easy solder work. Not plug and play but close to it with impressive results.

Luke B
First arrived damaged, but got a free replacement

First kit would not allow me to access settings with Start/Select, but they sent me a free replacement that worked at first. Replacement worked at first, but after time got the same issue. That said, the screen is perfectly positioned and I don't care too much about being able to switch the logo color, and the screen itself looks great.

This screen is absolutely amazing!

This puts my nostalgia into overdrive. The screen is absolutely stunning! Installation was simple, anyone that can follow instructions could easily install this mod. 10/10 ❤️

Thanks for your review! We love to see it!! Happy gaming!

Tomasz Heat
Great upgrade

I have been wanting to mod my Gameboys for some times now. I decided to finally make the jump! I knew the screens are nice but until you turn it on in person the pictures and videos don’t do it justice. I will be getting another screen for another build soon!

Attached are images of the mod and a before/after video.

Cody N.
Awesome Product!

The laminated Q5 display showed up very quickly, well packaged, and in perfect working condition. Installation was quick and straightforward. Will definitely be buying again for future builds. You can trust Handheld Legend with all of your modding needs!!

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