Game Boy Color Retro Pixel 2.0 Q5 IPS LCD Kit with Laminated Lens - Funnyplaying

SKU: GBC1742
$63.99 USD
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**This kit is strongly recommended to use with these shells only**

Backlight and illuminate your beloved childhood GBC with a modern IPS LCD with improved color, contrast and viewing angle. This enhanced version of the 1.0 kit comes with a custom lens pre laminated to the LCD, choose your color.


  • Adds function to adjust position of the screen window
  • Adds function to change logo backlight display and color
  • Display area is larger than the original. Best when using a custom laminated shell from Funnyplaying. Shell modification required for all other shells.
  • Soldering required for brightness and retro pixel control
  • Built-in 5 display effects.
  • 4x Integer scaling
  • LCD and ribbon power between 0.29W and 0.68W
  • Pre laminated lens on the LCD
  • Touch enabled function control for brightness and pixel modes
  • No frame dropping or tearing


  • 1x Enlarged IPS LCD with laminated lens already adhered
  • 1x Flex PCB cable
  • 1x Touch sensor cable (Shape/style will vary by kit but functionality remains the same.) 
  • 3x Wires for power and function adjustments
  • 1x 3M Adhesive


  • Hold down START and SELECT together for a few seconds, the "GAME" on the lens should be the only word lit up. This is "Mode 1."  Here you can use the SELECT and START button to move the display image down and up respectively. 
  • Tap on the touch sensor to bring it to "Mode 2." You should see "Boy" lit up now. Here You can use SELECT and START to move the display image left and right respectively.
  • Tap on the touch sensor again to bring it "Mode 3." You should see "Color" lit up. Use START and SELECT separately to cycle through the different color options. 
  • Hold down START and SELECT together again for a few seconds to confirm, and exit.  
  • To cycle the different Pixel modes, tap and hold where the touch sensor is for a few seconds, and the LCD will change to different screen modes each time you perform this. 


  • Built-in 5 display effects.
  • Full pixel copy display (display the highest brightness, gorgeous and concise)
  • Classic GBC display (perfectly restore the original display effect)
  • Classic RGB display (perfectly restore the original display effect, and the pixel gap looks smaller, the brightness will be slightly darker)
  • RGB display (closest to the original display, but the brightness is very low)
  • Grid line display (close to the display effect of DMG)



  • This kit has a touch sensor already included on the black ribbon cable. You may use this one by simply folding into the front or back of the shell. You may also use the included touch sensor ribbon and solder it onto the 'TCH' point. Depending on the size/shape of this touch ribbon will change it's placement within the shell.
  • *Soldering is required to dry test this kit. Soldering the power wire in this case will not void the return policy.


  • 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 35 reviews
Justin Ludwig
Pretty easy to install and definitely worth it

Everything went super smooth with this kit since I used the pre cut shell made for the laminated screen. The only part that is even remotely hard are the two points you have to tin for the wires on the consoles main board. After this I think I can do it much easier, but it does take some patience. Great kit and the screen fits so flush to glass it looks factory. Love the changeable lights for the gameboy color logo too.

Another partially faulty FunnyPlaying item

I previously bought a FunnyPlaying screen for my GameBoy Pocket that had faulty touch sensing ability. HHL resolved this. Sadly this screen arrived also with a fault. It's a beautiful display but the GameBoy Color illuminated logo is only partially illuminated. I did a dry run with just the power and neglected to look at the logo, as I was concentrating on the screen. I then fully installed the screen and then noticed the fault immediately. Contacted HHL for support and awaiting a response. I just wish there was better QC checking on these items as it's the second time I have had problems and I am always very careful. It takes a long time to get replacements sent to Japan.

Otherwise this is indeed an amazing screen.

GBC lcd

pretty straight forward install, very nice i would tweak the instructions a little and remind people to put the lcd in the front part of the case before soldering , i got too caught up in the instructions that i forgot to put it in the case but overall pretty easy

Willmar Juarez
Game Boy Color Retro Pixel 2.0 Q5 Chef's Kiss

I absolutely love it! First time soldering and although I did an okay job the finished product is dope, makes playing games fun again. Will def buy more since I have 3 more gameboys, next up is the speaker 😈


Easy to install and works great.

Alan Lopez
Great product

Happy with my purchase. Easy to install. The results are marvelous. I’m loving the screen! makes me want to play my gbc even more

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