Game Boy Backlight

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Give your original Game Boy a second life with our Game Boy backlights. We carry three unique models, each available in a range of colors. With options geared towards modders of all levels of experience, it's never been so easy to light up your favorite DMG! 

Density

Our store brand Density Game Boy backlights are targeted towards modders with basic soldering skills.

The Density backlights are designed by ASM

Skill level: Intermediate

Features

  • Compatible with the DMG and MGB
  • Connected to regulated power (no dimming)
  • 4 LEDs mounted vertically
  • Completely preserves power LED and LCD housing
  • Built-in resistor
  • Machine molded polarized film can be rotated 90 degrees without lifting the LCD
  • No pre-attached wires
  • Small 1.2 mm panel footprint (1.4 mm total thickness)

Documentation

Included

  • 1 x Density backlight panel in a color of your choosing
  • 1 x Bidirectional or omnidirectional polarized film
  • 1 x Set of hookup wires

Notes

  • The White Density V2 is quite a bit brighter than the V1 and must be paired with a bivert board to produce a clear image. The V1 can be used without the bivert board, though using one is strongly recommended. 

Deadpan Robot

These backlights are intended for more experienced modders. The resistors aren't integrated, so you can enjoy greater customization in exchange for a slightly more intensive installation process.

These backlights are designed and supplied by Deadpan Robot.

Skill level: Advanced

Features

  • No built-in resistor—add your own resistor and choose to have the backlight as bright or as faint as you want it to be
    • Larger solder pads
      • Flexible printed circuit board

      Included

        • 1 x Deadpan Robot backlight panel in a color of your choosing
        • 1 x Polarized film
        • 1 x 100 Ohm resistor (150 Ohm for orange)

        GBMUK (Game Boy Mods UK)

        GBMUK backlights are designed for beginner modders without much soldering experience. The wires come pre-attached to simplify the installation process.

        The GBMUK backlights are designed by Game Boy Mods UK and supplied by Deadpan Robot.

        Skill level: Beginner

        Features

        • Built-in resistors customized for each color to improve contrast
        • Adhesive positioning strip to keep the backlight in place
        • Super diffusion—minimal "hot-spotting" and even light distribution
        • Flexible printed circuit board—no need to cut the LCD frame
        • Pre-soldered wires for easy installation

        Included

          • 1 x GBMUK backlight panel with pre-soldered wires
          • 1 x Polarized film

          VC Series

          VC series backlights are targeted towards beginner modders without much soldering experience. They come with a pre-attached polarized film and pre-attached wires to reduce the number of steps required for installation.

          The VC series is designed by ASM.

          Skill level: Beginner

          Features

          • Compatible with the DMG and MGB (best results on the DMG)
          • Connected to regulated power (no dimming)
          • 4 LEDs mounted vertically
          • Completely preserves power LED and LCD housing
          • Built-in resistor
          • Built-in polarized film
          • Reinforced wires
          • Color-matching wires
          • Small 1.2 mm panel footprint (1.4 mm total thickness)

          Included

          • 1 x VC Series backlight panel with pre-attached polarized film and wires