Game Boy Backlight | DMG/Pocket | Hand Held Legend – Hand Held Legend, LLC

Game Boy Backlight | DMG and Pocket | Version 1.0 (Discontinued)

$ 6.99

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This model has been discontinued. Please see our Game Boy Backlight V2.0 for a better, thinner backlight! 

How did we ever play our Game Boys without an illuminated screen? Unless you had a clunky attachment and some extra batteries, this task was not easy for a 90's kid who just wanted to play Pokemon in the car on the way home at night.

Hand Held Legend's backlight offers new life to an old memory, illuminating your LCD in your choice of 7 different colors. It is super thin (1.9mm) and distributes light better than any other backlight on the web today (>90% uniformity!). Installation is a breeze with extra long 28 gauge pre-tinned wires. Not only is this backlight compatible with the original DMG, but also the Game Boy Pocket. Now you can play both consoles in the dark or give your Game Boy a makeover! You can also display your screen in an "inverted" orientation to give your pixels a retro look.

Whats included with your kit:

  • 1 colored HHL backlight of your choice
  • 1 100/150 ohm resistor depending on color (5V->3V)
  • 1 polarization film
 ***We recommend that  you always use a resistor when installing into a Game Boy pocket (as well as the DMG) at the 5V source to illuminate flickering and burnout***

Required Equipment:

Check out the Gameboy BuilderPhotos are biverted. Check out this mod for better contrast! Find installation instructions here.

This backlight is compatible with the Nintendo Original Game Boy DMG-01 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.
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