Game Boy Color TFT LCD Kit - Unbranded

Game Boy Color | GBC Collection by Hand Held Legend

$51.99 USD Sale price

Regular price $51.99 USD

An easy to use drop-in kit to upgrade your Game Boy Color! Don't want to take the risk modding your childhood console?

  • No shell modification required
  • Beautiful LCD with backlight
  • Soldering required for 2 wires
  • No case modification required
  • Includes shielding sticker for the back of the PCB
  • 5 level touch brightness controller
  • Spacers included (matches height of provided tft LCD)
  • GBC console not included
  • Double sided foam adhesive is not required and is mean to help center lens if not using spacers. 

NOTES:

  • A Glass Game Boy Color TFT Screen Lens is NOT included in this kit.
  • The touch controller can be placed near the top of the console near the IR data transfer window.
  • The display area is slightly smaller than the original so a custom lens must be used to mask properly.
Warning

Warning: LCD may break under pressure or if dropped. We recommend you exercise care when installing this product.

TFT VS IPS

Comparison of TFT and IPS displays:


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

Both video and illustrated guides are available for this mod.

https://handheldlegend.freshdesk.com/a/solutions/articles/67000133213

An easy to use drop-in kit to upgrade your Game Boy Color! Don't want to take the risk modding your childhood console?

  • No shell modification required
  • Beautiful LCD with backlight
  • Soldering required for 2 wires
  • No case modification required
  • Includes shielding sticker for the back of the PCB
  • 5 level touch brightness controller
  • Spacers included (matches height of provided tft LCD)
  • GBC console not included
  • Double sided foam adhesive is not required and is mean to help center lens if not using spacers. 

NOTES:

  • A Glass Game Boy Color TFT Screen Lens is NOT included in this kit.
  • The touch controller can be placed near the top of the console near the IR data transfer window.
  • The display area is slightly smaller than the original so a custom lens must be used to mask properly.
Warning

Warning: LCD may break under pressure or if dropped. We recommend you exercise care when installing this product.

TFT VS IPS

Comparison of TFT and IPS displays:


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

Both video and illustrated guides are available for this mod.

https://handheldlegend.freshdesk.com/a/solutions/articles/67000133213

Customer Reviews

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S.
Easy anyone can do

Super easy install and looks great anyone can do.

U
U.
Simple and easy

It's been a while since I bought my kit since the spacers didn't exist at the time. However the installation was easy and straightforward and I didn't have a problem with keeping it in place thanks to the included foam. I also bought a new screen protector for it with the right amount of masked off area and it works well. I had attempted front lighting twice before to no success,this is much better.

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I.G.
Easy install, great upgrade

Easy to install and a great improvement over my stock 1998 Game Boy Color screen. No more twisting and turning to get the ambient light reflection and see my games! I followed the video on how to install it. Only slightly puzzled why the foam padding in the kit wasn't used or needed.

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M.S.
Amazing Product!

Easy to install. The touch sensor works amazingly. The screen makes you see colors you would of never thought was in a game! A word of advice for anyone buying this product. Does not require an adapter screen but adapter screen does cover the white outline of the new LCD screen. Will purchase again for later projects!

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C.l.
Awesome

Great lighting and super easy to install

A
A.
Great product

Very easy to install. Works great!!!