Game Boy LED 3mm Diffused | For Battery & Dowel

Sale price
$1.57 USD
List price
$1.74 USD
You save
-$0.17 USD (10%)
Color:Rainbow Slow Change
In stock! Usually ships within 1-2 business days.
SKU: GBB1187
Pickup available at 519 Davisville Rd.

Usually ready in 24 hours

View store information

A replacement battery LED for your Nintendo Game Boy DMG, Game Boy Color, or Game Boy Pocket. Included resistor for better compatibility. LED plastic is slightly opaque in nature. This will help diffuse the light for fully illuminated LED.

These LEDs can be used for a variety of game consoles such as N64 and GameCube as well. 


  • 3K ohm resistor included to reduce brightness (For DMG).
  • Simply replace the old LED with a new one for the GBP.
  • Use a 3K or even 4K ohm resistor to reduce even more if you desire (DMG).
  • Use these LEDs for cases as well.
  • Compatible with the DMG, GBC, and GBP.
  • Rainbow LED. See it in action here.
  • Solder Wick will help for an easier install.


  • 1x LED
  • 1x 3K ohm resistor


    • Open your Game Boy by removing the 6 tri-wing screws on the back panel. Also remove the Phillips head screws connecting the front PCB to the front shell. Separate the two units and locate the LED. Use a solder wick to remove the solder around the led leads. Remove the LED. 
    • You will need to replace the "R1" resistor located near the top of the PCB. Use your soldering wick again to remove the excess solder on the front of the PCB. Replace this resistor with a 2K-3K ohm resistor to reduce the brightness of the LED. Otherwise, it would be much too bright. Solder the LED and the resistor in place and you are off to the races. Close her up and enjoy.


    • LED will most likely be a clear white upon arrival. It will show the chosen color once installed. You can use a multimeter to test the LED color before install.
    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 23 reviews
    Jesse again
    R G B

    I love these LEDs. I got color charging and green. The green looks great but the color changing ones convinced me to put them into my Gameboy Color. I used a slow changing LED for the battery light in front and a fast change one as the charge indicator on my McWill charging kit.

    Great LED Replacement

    No resistor needed when soldering to the newer display boards on the DMG. Works & looks great on my DMG with the hispeedido display.

    Raymond Gaiser
    Awesome GameCube Replacement LED

    Used the Slow Changing Rainbow LED in mine and a couple friends GameCubes. Very small easy inexpensive mod that will make you the envy of the neighborhood.

    Fred H
    Worked great on my N64.

    I replaced my 5mm red power LED with this one on my Nintendo 64. It worked great. The color went really well with my new blue translucent shell.

    Bryan B.
    Blue LED - Definitely worth the effort

    It goes super dim earlier than the original red LED, but it looks so much better! Installed in a gameboy color, can't say much about other models though!

    Corey Smith
    GBC - Pink, easy swap

    GBC, Pink (specific review to color), FP IPS, Alkaline AA and OG Pelican power supply:
    On power supply, the LED is borderline too bright to play at night, i adjust my hand to cover the LED while playing. Totally fine daytime.
    On AA, LED is a comfortable brightness with fresh batteries. However im still playing and the LED appears nearly off at night, resulting in unnecessary battery anxiety and frequent need to save. Ive played over an hour with nerve racking low battery LED intensity.
    Really looking forward to Li battery mod + voltage regulator and capacitor refresh, and hope that helps since the batt voltage curve is different and should stay bright until nearly dead. The Li constant current AA should also be nice w this LED. Sometimes considering trying to tune with a resistor but I dont think thats the answer for pink since i experience too bright and too dim, not just one or the other.

    You may also like