Game Boy Backlight Display Mod V3 | DMG & Pocket

SKU: GBB1200
$8.99 USD
Color:Backlight - White V3
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A Game Boy Backlight display mod from Hand-Held Legend is an easy to use LED panel that fits behind the original Game Boy LCD to light up the screen from behind. Some modification to the console is required although its basic enough for any beginner. 


  • 9 rich color choices
  • Thinnest backlight available at 1.23mm
  • >90% uniformity
  • DMG and Pocket compatible
  • V3: Super thin with a flat FCP cable and Resistors built in (excludes RGB)
  • You can also display your screen in an "inverted" orientation to give your pixels a retro look.
  • RGB Variant allows for custom colors or color switching with DIP 4 Position Switch (sold separately). Please see documentation.


  • 1 colored HHL backlight of your choice
  • Two 28 gauge pre-tinned wires (excludes RGB version)
  • Four 28 gauge pre-tinned wires (RGB version only)
  • 1 polarization film
  • 2 Resistors built in! (excludes RGB)



    • This backlight is compatible with the Game Boy DMG and Game Boy Pocket.
    • It is not compatible with the following models: Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP, Nintendo DS, or Nintendo 3DS.
    • Photos are biverted.



    • 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 266 reviews
    Hannah Jackson

    Game Boy Backlight Display Mod V3 | DMG & Pocket

    Josh Grubbs

    Game Boy Backlight Display Mod V3 | DMG & Pocket

    Louie G

    The speed of the shipment and the products are amazing here really I would just the store

    Gabe Karn
    Works Good

    I got the orange one, looked good and wad easy to install. I damaged my screen but that was my own fault so oh well. But I would reccomend this for the cheap price.

    Patrik Graf

    Game Boy Backlight Display Mod V3 | DMG & Pocket

    Isaac Striker
    Not the worst

    It's not terrible. Definitely recommend installing a bivert mod in conjunction with this one. The screen is fairly bright. Honestly, if you're looking for a nice crisp backlit display for your personal Gameboy, find an IPS mod. They're loads better. But for about $13 for just the mod, and about an hour of installation, it's not the worst. Might be able to make some money if you bought a bunch of second hand Gameboys and threw these cheap screens in. As it stands, I like Hand Held Legend. I like dealing with them and I like their products. Bottom line, for what it is, it's fine.

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