Drop-In IPS Backlight with Color Palettes for Game Boy Advance - HISPEEDIDO

SKU: GBA1786
$58.99 USD
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This IPS LCD kit for your Game Boy Advance (GBA) is a solderless drop-in display that fits in the display window of an OEM console without the need for a special sized lens. This kit is beginner friendly as no shell trimming is needed. It includes all the features of the standard V3 kit including color palates and brightness adjustment.

This kit's LCD display size is not enlarged like other IPS kits.


  • Add color adjustment control - 8 color filters to choose from
  • 10 touch brightness levels - No soldering required
  • Color and brightness adjusted via pre soldered touch pads
  • Customize with your choice of a GBA Screen lens - Not included
  • Higher quality LCD.
  • This display size is windowed like the original size. IPS pre cut shells and enlarged windowed lenses are not recommended for this kit. 
  • No trimming necessary for installation. (After market shell molds may vary)
  • V3 Bracket sold separately, can be used with this kit but additional trimming will be required
  • Compatible with both 40 and 32 pin models.
  • Traditional brightness adjustments can still be installed with the included wires, requires soldering. 

Compare with our enlarged IPS kits for GBA


  • Brightness touch adjustment includes pre-soldered wires.
  • Optional: Button control brightness adjustment includes wires that will need to be soldered.
  • Test the kit before installation! Once the display is mounted with the included double-sided foam tape, it cannot be safely removed. We ask that you test the kit by hooking it up before removing the screen protector and before mounting the display using the foam tape.
  • Purchase a glass screen or upgrade to a tempered glass screen separately. A screen is NOT included in this kit.


  • 1x IPS Backlight Screen
  • 1x PCB 
  • 3 x pre-soldered wires for color and brightness adjustment
  • 1x 40 pin ribbon cable
  • 1x 32 pin ribbon cable
  • 3x Centering spacers. Not needed if using custom bracket or adhesive.
  • 2x LCD adhesives, optional if using spacers or brackets
  • 3 Wires included for optional V-2 Style brightness control. 




  • 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 14 reviews
Justin Gober
Perfect and easy install.

This product is great and easy to install within minutes. It has great clarity and the color palettes are super nice for any game. The only thing I would suggest is that you buy the bracket sold separately but its not too important. Just make sure you line it up correctly on the shell and it will fit right in to an IPS ready made shell. Its perfect!!

Works well enough

Took some effort to install, but once it was in there it was snug and works well.


Received this item with the black shell. Opened the box to see broken ribbon cable. Still waiting to hear back from support.

Chandler Miller
Ribbon Cable

Upon arrival I received the ribbon broken from ****. Already emailed company. Case is very nice though.

Thanks for your review! I hope we resolved this issue to your satisfaction. :)

poor quality

dry tested, worked fine. installed into gba after about 10 minutes of use 33%~ of the pixels die starting from the right side of the panel... not pleased paid £90 for freshly produced waste, will not be returning.

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

Jonathan Mattingly
Screen looks great, but the installation leaves a lot to be desired.

The screen looks great, but the installation was super finicky. Firstly, the included adhesive way way to strong and also showed through the screen lens when the device is held at an angle. This my not bother everyone, but it's something to be aware of. It was also very hard to get the screen placed against the spacers with my OEM foam adhesive, and I actually ended up slightly misaligning it and cutting off a few pixels at the top and left sides of the screen. The biggest problem I had was with the touch sensors. I fiddled with them and tried taping them in different positions for probably an hour, but they still kept going off randomly and not respond to touch. After messing with them so much, the color sensor wire snapped off its solder point. Luckily I did not care to use the color palettes anyway. Finally, I discovered that the touch sensors were also activating when their solder points on the board were touched. This was causing the sensors to activate when the control board got close enough to the mother board. Te included insulation film did nothing. I ended up having to put several pieces of electrical tape over both solder points to get the main board to stop activating them. After that, the touch sensor finally worked when placed in the shell. Lastly, the screen seems to sit inside the console at a slight angle. This says it's a no-cut mod, but looking back, I probably needed to cut a little bit of the plastic that held the OEM screen in. Hopefully sitting at an angle is not putting pressure on the screen. All-in-all, if I went back in and fiddled some more I could probably get this perfect, but if I had to do it all over again I would probably just get one of the standard ips screens, a pre-cut shell, and an alignment bracket.

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