Game Boy Pocket IPS LCD kit - Funnyplaying

SKU: GBP2002
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Upgrade your Game Boy Pocket (GBP) with this Game Boy Pocket IPS LCD Backlight Kit. IPS LCD's  are characterized as having the best color and viewing angles available today. Take your old and outdated reflective pocket display to a bright and colorful upgrade your 10 year old self could only dream of.

Please note: FunnyPlaying has changed the design of this kit. It will now include a black ribbon cable and short touch sensor. Updated photos and guides coming soon.

  • IPS sized glass screen lens NOT included. Customize with your choice of lens
  • Case modification and soldering required
  • Genuine Funny Playing product
  • Built-in 36 retro color combination
  • 11% larger than the original LCD (Glass screen sold separately)
  • Overall power consumption between 0.3 - 0.8W
  • Accurate aspect ratio
  • All glass lenses have a battery LED hole
  • Toggle between different views and colors


  • Since GBP USES two AAA batteries, the maximum capacity we can find is at 1100mWh. According to our repeated tests, it ran the original cartridge at normal brightness indoors for about 3 hours.
  • It is recommended to use an electronic cleaner to handle your power switch and gray scale adjustment buttons. This makes the LCD brightness adjustment smoother to use


  • 1 x IPS LCD
  • 1 x GBP IPS Ribbon Cable
  • 1 x 3M adhesive installation foam
  • 1 x Touch sensor
  • 1 x Wire


  • 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. 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.


Knowledge Base: Game Boy Pocket - Funnyplaying IPS

*Soldering is required to dry test this kit. Soldering the power wire in this case will not void the return policy.


  • 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 56 reviews
    This kit needs a centering bracket

    Worked fine untill I tried to remove it to get it centered. the slightest bit of pressure made the screen go grid like. now it looks like a backlit stock screen which I can live with. This kit needs to come with a centering bracket.

    Jodi Alonzo
    Uneven display

    When I had tested the screen, I noticed the bottom left corner quadrant looked what i can best describe as warped. I installed it thinking it was just a trick of my eyes but, it’s still there. It’s barely noticeable and more noticeable when I white image is displayed. Maybe it’s just me or the screen or what have you.

    Other than that, it looks great overall!

    Johnathan Gregoire
    Screen just seems like it's really poor quality.

    The screen didn't line up with the IPS ready shell. And was significantly fainter than the Hispeedo display I have in another unit even with the contrast wheel adjusted. Neither the embedded or external touch sensor would work. Even with the additional power regulator I couldn't get the LEDs to light with this screen installed either. I attached a photo for comparison, the Hispeedo display is on the left, the funny playing on the right.

    I'm sorry to hear of the issue! Please message us at so we may get this resolved for you.

    James Duarte
    Excellent quality :)

    Thank you!

    Kenny Jeffries
    Great quality display

    The installation was a breeze. Only a few minor cuts were required on the original case plastic to make the display fit, and the foam tape was forgiving. I was able to fine tune the position of the screen and match it with the new glass. I'll definitely be shopping again.

    Nate Mizzi
    Great Quality

    Awesome screen

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