SKU: GBC1962
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Yet another IPS LCD for the Game Boy Color with improved function. Backlight and illuminate your beloved childhood GBC with a modern IPS LCD with improved color, contrast and viewing angle.

There is no soldering required to install this LCD kit. You can adjust the brightness and color pallets via the pre-soldered touch pads. The only soldering that is required is if you'd like to use buttons to change the brightness or color pallets. See button functionality instructions below.


  • Same display area as the original.
  • 8 "color palette" options VIA touch sensor already soldered to PCB.
  • 10 brightness levels VIA touch sensor already soldered to PCB.


    • 1x IPS LCD
    • 1x PCB
    • 1x Ribbon Cable
    • 2x Insulating Films
    • 3x Wires for brightness adjustment



    • Install Guide
    • How to test your LCD kit
    • Button Functionality Instructions:
      • Connect "SEL"   to Select button
      • Connect "L"   to A button
      • Connect "R"   to B button
      • Press Select + A and he brightness will decrease
      • Press Select + B and the brightness will increase
      • Press Select + A + B at the same time and the color will change every 1 second


    • Shell modification required
    • Prestige shells will need some trimming near the D-Pad area inside shell, and the alignment posts/pins.


    • 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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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 46 reviews
    Miguel Sanchez
    The perfect Gameboy Color

    So far so good, the screen looks marvelous and it was easy to install, I'm having a good time with my GBC.

    Awesome IPS

    Great look and the brightness/color changing is great. I did have to do little trimming to my "IPS" shell but it still turned out amazing. super easy install and doesn't require any soldering. 10/10 WOULD RECOMMEND.

    Reyes Quintanilla

    Does not fit correctly with these added inserts. It squishe the screen and motherboard

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


    Board shorted out on everything, ended up black taping the whole thing to get it to stop, the color and brightness select points didn’t work. Spend the extra 5 bucks for funnyplaying

    Danny Dang
    Great for Non-Translucent Shells

    My goal was to simply have a stock looking GBC with a backlit screen and this screen definitely gets the job done. Apart from the translucent Purple, the original range of GBC's will go well with this screen. As the physical screen is longer than the stock screen, it will extend further down and will be visible on a transparent or translucent shell.

    Some issues I ran into but overcame;
    The alignment bracket comes in two parts, one that aligns the main body + top of the screen and another bracket for the bottom. The bottom one straddles the A + B button wells so it fits perfectly, however the top bracket, despite fitting well, may have caused too much bulk resulting in a very cramped and tight fit. Which leads me into the next issue.

    The screen worked without issue outside of the shell, but once put back together, only displayed a black screen and wouldn't post, i.e I could hear the startup sound but it would not go into a game menu.

    The fix appeared to be to remove the top alignment bracket. After putting it back together without the top bracket it worked without issues.

    You will need to do some shell modification to get this to fit along with some cutting of the DPad according to the instructions. Although I made the advised cuts to the shell, I chose not to cut into the DPad simply due wanting to take that step last, however, the controls still work without major issues and I've continued to use the GBC without a trimmed Dpad.

    As there are newer and smaller screens available that come with a lot of conveniences, this screen is in a precarious situation where you could definitely make it work, but would you really want to go through the trouble? I think it may be a good idea to reduce the cost of this screen by $10 or so to make the value proposition more enticing. At present, its too similarly priced to other screens that don't require extensive shell modding.

    All in all, it's a solid option.

    Worked after some head scratching..

    Horrible instructions, spare wires that do go somewhere but it aren't shown in the guide so i left them out. The small connecter from controller board to screen is not the best and will "seem tobe secure" but wont be making contact, so just squeeze that on snugly. Touch pads are flimsy but if you are delicate and dont rush you can get the in place easy. Once i troubleshooted the blank screen i kept getting (from the small cable) igot it running properly and i will say the effort paid off just make sure to get the screen aligned. Overall its a solid kit and it works very well but the installation and lack of instructions will be a challenge for inexperienced modders so be warned

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