Game Boy Color Q5 IPS LCD HDMI HD TV Output Mod Backlight Kit with OSD - Hispeedido

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SKU: GBC1970
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Play your Game Boy Color on your HDMI enabled TV! This IPS kit is Q5 windowed and includes an exclusive micro HD adapter to output your game to a modern TV. This is an advanced mod, so please review the installation procedure before purchasing!


  • Connects via micro HD adapter and HDMI cable to display your game right on your TV.
  • Q5 Display, 25% larger than the original, RetroSix prestige shell or pre-cut shell recommended. Original shell modification required!
  • Built in OSD menu to adjust many features including color modes, battery indicator, and TV modes.
  • Complete with the similar features to the standard Q5 model
  • Built in 5 retro pixel effects and 32 color options for the Game Boy Color Logo.
  • Purchase Q5 glass lens with clear text logo cutout separately to display the GBC logo in different colors.
  • Trimming required on all shells for this feature (see install documentation). 
  • Has DMG style (Black/white) color mode.
  • 3 aspect ratio options in TV display.
  • Shell modification required for the micro HD port to sit properly.
  • On screen controls allow you to move the display window for perfect centering.
  • Change brightness and IPS color with touchpad controls.


  • 1x Q5 IPS LCD
  • 1x PCB with micro HDMI port and two pre-soldered touch sensor wires
  • 1x Adhesive
  • 2x Insulation films
  • 1x Ribbon
  • 8x Wires
  • 1x Micro HDMI to HDMI adapter


  • To switch pixel grid modes, hold down touch sensor for color modes.
  • To enter the OSD menu, hold down touch sensor for brightness controls.




  • This kit no longer includes the Black Q5 glass lens with logo cutout. Please purchase Q5 Lens with Clear Text separately. You will want one of the 'Clear Text' variants to take advantage of illuminated Game Boy Color logo option.
  • After installation, if it is noted that your touch sensor is overly sensitive or is cycling, please see this article for assistance.


  • 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.
  • *Soldering the BAT wire is required for operation of this kit. Soldering this wire only will not void the return policy.
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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 8 reviews
    A beautiful screen with a handy party trick

    Very happy with this product. The IPS screen is bright, sharp, and vivid, and the image from the HDMI out is sharp and clear. A fun project if you enjoy soldering and case modding.

    Game Boy Color HD TV Output Mod

    Install and shell modification was a bit of work but that was part of the fun. Works well on the TV, brings my nostalgia to a new level

    Paul Rogenski
    Two GBCs both with custom shells and HDMI(mini) out

    One of these(black) I didn't do the Retro-Glow and it was fairly straightforward to build and put together both with the Rechargeable Battery mod(standard port, not USB-C) and Clean Amp v1.2. The semi-clear purple one with Samus on it was given to me so I put it to use and added Retro-Glow to this one. Only things I can say is that I have this electrical noise that I can't seem to get rid of no matter how I try to tackle it on both systems. Overall, awesome stuff guys!

    Just buy it!

    Awesome kit! I would definitely recommend getting a q5 ready shell or it will be a lot of trimming though. Screen was easy to install after the shell was trimmed and picture is awesome! HDMI looks really good as well. Make sure to trim a bit of the top and bottom shell for the HDMI kit before installing and fit test often. Ordered a second kit already for a friend's upgrade.

    Matthew Boyd
    Great little screen

    This kit is fantastic. The screen is crystal clear and the hdmi out looks so good on the TV. I opted to trim the shell but I would have to say it was a giant pain and I would recomend buying a pre cut shell to put it in

    This is seriously awesome.

    I love this upgrade. The new screen is bright and gorgeous. I love the software options, ability to adjust sizing - and the HDMI out is fantastic. It' gets a bit cramped so make sure everything fits well and you do the needed pin trimming for thickness. Purchasing the IPS Ready Shell definitely helped. Also having a dremel on-hand for straight cuts. I love that the logo lights up too.

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