Game Boy Backlight Display Mod V3 for DMG and GBP

$8.99 USD
Color:Backlight - Orange V3
In stock! Usually ships within 1-2 business days.
SKU: GBB1206
Pickup available at 519 Davisville Rd.

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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.
  • 2 Resistors built in! (excludes RGB)


  • 1x Backlight
  • 2x 28 gauge pre-tinned wires (excludes RGB version)
  • 4x 28 gauge pre-tinned wires (RGB version only)
  • 2x 100 OHM resistors (RGB version only)
  • 1x 150 OHM resistor (RGB version only)
  • 1x Polarization film



    • 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.
    • Polarization film is not attached to backlight.
    • To test this backlight, you can use a power supply, such as alligator clips or a multimeter, on the two gold contacts to turn it on. This ensures the correct color has been sent and review the backlight for any damage/defects.
    • Do NOT use cleaning agents such as alcohol on the backlight. This can cause damage such as spots/splotches.



    • 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 292 reviews
    micah coil
    not good

    I havent gotten it yet

    Matthew Smith
    Restored childhood

    Looks great and now I can play again after many years.

    It's a very good product.

    It's a very good product.
    The product arrived very quickly and worked perfectly.
    I prefer backlit LCD with bivert module than IPS.

    works great, but beware it is very bright

    Got one for my Gameboy Light Pocket (pretty much a Gameboy Pocket using a Gameboy Light screen) and it works flawlessly, it is very bright but beware, if you have a white lense or clear shell there will be a lot of light bleed. Still overall happy with the result

    arthur lopez
    DMG replace screen

    Everything is great! Exactly what is advertise is what I got. I'll definitely keep ordering from this website.

    Joel Crane
    Not a complete solution for the Pocket

    This screen alone is not a complete solution for the Game Boy Pocket. The 5v regulator on the Pocket doesn't output enough to handle the Game Boy Pocket + this screen, resulting in flickering with read/writes on the cartridge. I wish the product page made this a bit more clear, as I only discovered this after installing the part.

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