Game Boy DMG IPS LCD V3 with Front PCB - Unbranded

Game Boy Collection by Hand Held Legend

$63.99 USD Sale price

Regular price $63.99 USD
Description

The Game Boy DMG IPS Backlight Display is a full size modern IPS backlight for your original DMG game boy. Although more expensive than a regular game boy v3 backlight, this LCD is a formidable upgrade and has a PCB replacement for those of you who may be looking for a replacement LCD. There is finally a solution for those who have broken or damaged their LCD or ribbon cable during a backlight installation.

**No more color pallette issue with V3**
**Improved D-pad function and new IPS LCD with V3***

  • Only speaker soldering required (not included). Almost solderless.
  • V3 Aligning bracket available here (sold separately)
  • RGB capability, choose from 8 different colors with a press of a button. Choose between white, blue, purple, red, green and yellow, black & white, and 2 other color modes.
  • Some minor case modification required to use use traditional glass/plastic lense (2 posts and a ridge need to be removed) 
  • New PCB replacement with A/B, D-Pad and Start/Select contacts, buttons not included
  • Brightness adjustment replaces contrast wheel)
  • Adds some color to your gray/black pixel pallet 
  • Contacts for a new speaker. Speaker must be soldered upon installation.

Includes:

  • RIPS LCD
  • Display module
  • Flex cable for connecting to old back pcb
  • Adhesive mounting strip

 

TFT VS. 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.

 

Installation

Important: Some installation videos on YouTube will have you snip off the supports that our 3D printed bracket uses. We suggest using the installation instructions provided below in conjunction with our aligning bracket.

Note

  • Test the kit before installation! Once the display is mounted it cannot always be safely removed. We ask that you test the kit by hooking it up before removing the screen protector and before fully mounting the display.
  • LCD may break if put under too much pressure or dropped. Please exercise extreme caution when installing.

Installation instructions

Knowledge Base

Description

The Game Boy DMG IPS Backlight Display is a full size modern IPS backlight for your original DMG game boy. Although more expensive than a regular game boy v3 backlight, this LCD is a formidable upgrade and has a PCB replacement for those of you who may be looking for a replacement LCD. There is finally a solution for those who have broken or damaged their LCD or ribbon cable during a backlight installation.

**No more color pallette issue with V3**
**Improved D-pad function and new IPS LCD with V3***

  • Only speaker soldering required (not included). Almost solderless.
  • V3 Aligning bracket available here (sold separately)
  • RGB capability, choose from 8 different colors with a press of a button. Choose between white, blue, purple, red, green and yellow, black & white, and 2 other color modes.
  • Some minor case modification required to use use traditional glass/plastic lense (2 posts and a ridge need to be removed) 
  • New PCB replacement with A/B, D-Pad and Start/Select contacts, buttons not included
  • Brightness adjustment replaces contrast wheel)
  • Adds some color to your gray/black pixel pallet 
  • Contacts for a new speaker. Speaker must be soldered upon installation.

Includes:

  • RIPS LCD
  • Display module
  • Flex cable for connecting to old back pcb
  • Adhesive mounting strip

 

TFT VS. 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.

 

Installation

Important: Some installation videos on YouTube will have you snip off the supports that our 3D printed bracket uses. We suggest using the installation instructions provided below in conjunction with our aligning bracket.

Note

  • Test the kit before installation! Once the display is mounted it cannot always be safely removed. We ask that you test the kit by hooking it up before removing the screen protector and before fully mounting the display.
  • LCD may break if put under too much pressure or dropped. Please exercise extreme caution when installing.

Installation instructions

Knowledge Base

Customer Reviews

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J
J.
awesome mod
M
M.G.M.
All retro Gameboys need this mod!
G
G.F.
A very nice and easy mod for the DMG
J
J.
Awesome display
T
T.A.
Outstanding display for the Gameboy DMG.
M
M.M.
Great product!