Game Boy IPS LCD (RIPS V5)

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If you're looking for a crisp, full-sized backlit LCD for your Game Boy, look no further than this IPS LCD kit. This kit contains everything required to give your old DMG a bright new display. In addition, the viewing area is the same size as the stock display, meaning no special lens is required!

The DIY kit will provide you with all that you need to install this LCD, and will require some soldering for the Game Boy speaker(not included). 

If you're looking to go all the way with refreshing the look of your old Game Boy, check out our shells, buttons, and glass lenses


  • LCD replacement for original Game Boy
  • Includes replacement front PCB with button contacts
  • Minor soldering is required (two wires)
  • Minor shell trimming required 
  • Same viewing area as the original display
  • On screen display to control settings
  • Brightness control
  • Multiple color modes to choose from
  • "Color adjust" option to allow for further customization of color palette


  • 1 x IPS LCD
  • 1 x Front PCB
  • 1 x Video Driver PCB
  • 1 x Front PCB Ribbon Cable
  • 1 x Video Driver PCB Ribbon Cable
  • 1 x Bracket
  • 1 x Adhesive


  • The kit includes a bracket, but we also have our own in-house "upgraded" bracket, available on our Thingiverse


  • This is an aftermarket product and may not feel identical to its genuine counterpart
  • We strongly recommend testing the display before installing it in your Game Boy. Please confirm the kit is working before connecting the tape, bracket, and LCD. We are unable to accept returns on kits that have been installed in a console.
  • Too much pressure can permanently damage the screen and result in rows of dead pixels. Do not force the shell closed around the LCD.
  • Some minor shell modification is required, involving cutting the screw posts on the interior front of the shell. This trimming can be accomplished with a pair of side cutters.
  • On-screen battery display is a rough estimate, and may not be accurate


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

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
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Retro Restored
It's okay.

Not bad if you are wanting to use an original size lens. I really don't like the black border around the display though, it's too big. It's also lacking a bunch of features that the V4 had. In my opinion the V4 is far superior if you don't mind using a lens with a larger window. It does however work great!

Excellent Screen

Everything was incredibly simple to put in. The only hard part was the soldering and cutting the posts on the shell. (Don't forget to cut the place for the contrast wheel)

Refreshed an old gameboy perfectly!

Ash Frith
Crystal clear display

This screen makes the GBC better than ever

Aaron U
Nice screen, easy to install

Very nice customizeable palette option. Easy to install, no custom screen protector needed and minimal case trimming. Some of the color settings are not very precise and it can be hard to dial colors in. The screen has a little ghosting and some horizontal artifacts can be seen with some color settings especially lower saturation. But overall it's a million times better than an original backlit screen and way, way easier to install. Haven't encountered any annoying button issues. Overall very pleased with the purchase.

Andrew corr

Game Boy IPS LCD (RIPS V5)