Game Boy DMG Q5 IPS LCD Retro Pixel Backlight Kit - FunnyPlaying

$64.99 USD
In stock! Usually ships within 1-2 business days.
SKU: GBD2385
Pickup available at 519 Davisville Rd.

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Add a modern IPS LCD to your original Game Boy DMG with this Game Boy DMG Q5 Retro Pixel IPS LCD Kit from FunnyPlaying.


  • Contrast wheel brightness adjustment, color modes, and Retro Pixel effect.
  • 36 color choices.
  • 11% larger than the original display
  • 0.3-0.8W power consumption vs 0.7W of the original.
  • Accurate aspect ratio.
  • SMD power LED.
  • Only speaker soldering required (not included). Almost solderless.
  • Some minor shells modifications may be required depending on your shell.
  • Does not have function to adjust screen alignment.
  • Alignment Bracket can be purchased separately, not included with kit.


  • 1x Q5 IPS LCD
  • 1x Large front PCB
  • 1x PCB ribbon cable
  • 1x Large ribbon
  • 1x LED diffuser
  • 1x Adhesive




  • Please disregard the portion of the ribbon cable with the touch sensor (gently tuck into top of shell) and points on cable marked "tch" and 'pwr" as they provide no function.
  • This kit has a Q5 LCD that is 11% larger than the original. A Q5 lens will be necessary to have the proper viewing window.

To use brightness, color, and Retro Pixel features on contrast wheel:

  • Cycle normally for brightness
  • Short press (one to two seconds) then cycle for color
  • Long press (five seconds) to change Pixel modes


  • 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 81 reviews

Great kit. Easy to assemble and has been working great. So happy to breathe new life into my old GameBoy. Would buy from HHL again for my game gear project

Looks great!

I've modded a previous DMG with (I think) this kit before, and it works great! Can be a bit tricky to get the ribbon cable in, but I eventually got it.

(ignore the dust on my white gameboy, btw, haha, that's all from assembly, gotta clean it!)

I've modded about 5 things using exclusively parts from HHL, and they all just WORK. This is no different.

You guys are great!

Do not buy

I bought this kit and it arrived damaged. The company refuses to replace it and accused me of removing some insurance I did not remove. There are several other shops that sell these kits who will replace it if they send you a damaged product instead of accusing you of things and telling you you're just out of luck.

Take my advice, go buy from RetroModding or Retro Game Repair Shop. I decided to give HHL a shot this time and I wish I'd just stuck to the shops I trust.

Thanks for your review! We let you know of our shipping policy in regard to Route Shipping Insurance and removing it from orders. The only way for the insurance to not be on an order is for a customer to manually remove it VIA a toggled button. Unless you hit this button accidentally, there is no way it would not have been on the order if you did not remove it intentionally. It is always added to orders automatically.

As a courtesy, we offered you several solutions which did involve covering most of the cost for a replacement. Route Insurance is added to orders to cover issues such as shipping damage, which is what occurred here. It isn't fair to other customers who have paid for the insurance, to offer a complete replacement to you on an item damaged in shipment without the shipping insurance.

As we mentioned, other modding companies have very similar policies (please look into their policies before purchasing from them) and you may find they will handle a situation like this very similarly. For example, one of the mentioned companies specifically states the following and uses the exact same shipping insurance we do: 'We are not responsible for lost or damage packages! We always highly recommend purchasing our third party Insurance at checkout. It's inexpensive and they make it very simple a quick to make a lost or damage package claim if you need to do so.'

Nice kit

This is a great kit. I really like the pixel mode and that I can change the color of the screen to be similar to an original game boy. I do hope one day Funnyplaying makes a laminated version of the display as dust is the enemy of these kinds of kits.


Me encanta el producto y el resultado final de mi consola. La pantalla se ve perfecta.

Rylan Cox
My First Truely Modded Gameboy

I was a little nervous with this being my first modded console, but ended up being pretty straightforward and fun. Wish I had payed attention to the slightly bigger screen so I could have ordered the lens along with the kit. My bad

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