Game Boy Advance IPS V2 Kit - Unbranded

Game Boy Advance | GBA Collection by Hand Held Legend

$50.99 USD Sale price

Regular price $50.99 USD
Description

Funnyplaying kits available here

Add this V2 IPS LCD to your Game Boy Advance to make your play more enjoyable with a modern display, featuring enhanced brightness, color and clarity! 

Find the funny playing branded cable here. Want to skip the shell modification and install? See these already modified consoles.

  • Compatible with both 40 and 32 pin models.
  • Shell modification required if not using a GBA Prestige IPS Ready Shell
  • Center screen installation, no offset display
  • 10 levels of brightness adjustment (requires soldering 3 wires)
  • Generic version can save brightness settings after powering off
  • Enhanced power regulation with generic version
Notes

Some key notes about this item:
  • The IPS panel's viewing area is slight larger than that of the AGS-101. In order to make the entire display visible, the LCD requires a lens with a slightly larger viewing area (~1 mm on each side).
  • Installation requires shell modification.
  • Soldering is required for brightness adjustment
  • 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.

Contents

Warnings
  • LCD may break under pressure or if dropped. We recommend you exercise care when installing this product.
  • Please pay attention to prevent static electricity during installation. Wear static electricity bracelet before installation in dry environment. 

ALL IPS LCDs are quality checked before shipping. Ripped or torn ribbon cables on the LCD will NOT be legitimate reasons for a refund. Each display is checked to function before shipping as well. PLEASE be careful when installing. This is delicate hardware and should only be attempted by someone who can accept the risks and has experience working with electronics.

 

Install

Knowledge base: Installing the unbranded/generic GBA IPS V2 kit

TFT vs IPS
LCDs: TFT and IPS
TFT IPS
General information Works when the backlight is off, and will look similar to the stock display. Only works when the backlight is on.
Outdoors Visible outdoors and indoors, even in bright light. Poor visibility outdoors or in bright light.
Power Very power efficient. Higher power consumption relative to TFT and stock displays.
Image Crisp image, but not to the same degree as an IPS display.
Viewing angles quickly lose quality. More crisp in presentation relative to the TFT display.
Viewing angles retain color and sharpness.
Installation Essentially a drop-in kit that doesn’t require any shell modification. The mod can be undone if desired.
No soldering needed.

Requires shell modification, some of which can be seen in clear shells. Due to the shell modifications, the mod is not able to be undone.
Soldering needed to enable the brightness control.


Hand Held Legend, HHL, RetroSix, R6, Power, Funnyplaying, Unbranded, Generic, Comparison

Description

Funnyplaying kits available here

Add this V2 IPS LCD to your Game Boy Advance to make your play more enjoyable with a modern display, featuring enhanced brightness, color and clarity! 

Find the funny playing branded cable here. Want to skip the shell modification and install? See these already modified consoles.

  • Compatible with both 40 and 32 pin models.
  • Shell modification required if not using a GBA Prestige IPS Ready Shell
  • Center screen installation, no offset display
  • 10 levels of brightness adjustment (requires soldering 3 wires)
  • Generic version can save brightness settings after powering off
  • Enhanced power regulation with generic version
Notes

Some key notes about this item:
  • The IPS panel's viewing area is slight larger than that of the AGS-101. In order to make the entire display visible, the LCD requires a lens with a slightly larger viewing area (~1 mm on each side).
  • Installation requires shell modification.
  • Soldering is required for brightness adjustment
  • 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.

Contents

Warnings
  • LCD may break under pressure or if dropped. We recommend you exercise care when installing this product.
  • Please pay attention to prevent static electricity during installation. Wear static electricity bracelet before installation in dry environment. 

ALL IPS LCDs are quality checked before shipping. Ripped or torn ribbon cables on the LCD will NOT be legitimate reasons for a refund. Each display is checked to function before shipping as well. PLEASE be careful when installing. This is delicate hardware and should only be attempted by someone who can accept the risks and has experience working with electronics.

 

Install

Knowledge base: Installing the unbranded/generic GBA IPS V2 kit

TFT vs IPS
LCDs: TFT and IPS
TFT IPS
General information Works when the backlight is off, and will look similar to the stock display. Only works when the backlight is on.
Outdoors Visible outdoors and indoors, even in bright light. Poor visibility outdoors or in bright light.
Power Very power efficient. Higher power consumption relative to TFT and stock displays.
Image Crisp image, but not to the same degree as an IPS display.
Viewing angles quickly lose quality. More crisp in presentation relative to the TFT display.
Viewing angles retain color and sharpness.
Installation Essentially a drop-in kit that doesn’t require any shell modification. The mod can be undone if desired.
No soldering needed.

Requires shell modification, some of which can be seen in clear shells. Due to the shell modifications, the mod is not able to be undone.
Soldering needed to enable the brightness control.


Hand Held Legend, HHL, RetroSix, R6, Power, Funnyplaying, Unbranded, Generic, Comparison

Customer Reviews

Based on 147 reviews
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R.Z.
Perfect ips

Love the screen. It’s super bright default setting is perfect very easy to install

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A.B.
Awesome screen

Screen complements the purple retrosix shell very well, accidentally misaligned the screen just a very little. Not really noticeable. Still awesome

A
A.C.
Great kit

Was very easy to install and works great

B
B.T.
First impressions are good!

For a no name IPS panel, things are looking good for right now. Installing it was a little weird because the connector on the panel was a little too far to the right, pushing the main controller off the edge and impacting the shell. After some finagling I got it to work and fit correctly. Other than that I have no complaints because I haven't had a chance to play any games with it yet. It's definitely an improvement from the non backlit display.

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A.F.
Amazing kit

Easy to install. Picture quality is amazing. Looks great in my GBA.

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W.P.
This screen is fantastic! Shipping, not so much.

The screen is fantastic. If you're wondering how quickly it drains batteries, it's pretty quick at the stock brightness. I didn't solder the wires to be able to change the brightness because I don't have a soldering iron yet, and batteries that lasted 8 hours previously last 2 maybe 3 now. It's not perfect, but its good enough for this wonderful screen. I would've given it 5 stars, but I can't in good conscience when I paid for the faster shipping and it took just as long as the other package I ordered with the cheaper shipping.