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The customer support will be minimal between June 25th and July 21st. Please double-check your cart before ordering! No order change or cancellation will be made.
(However you can cancel your order manually on the order confirmation page within 60 min after ordering)

[SHIPPING] No orders will ship between June 27th and July 4th (you still can place an order), order processing will restart on July 5th.

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RetroPixel IPS Q5 LCD Kit for Game Boy Color

Original price $62.99 USD - Original price $62.99 USD
Original price
$62.99 USD
$62.99 USD - $62.99 USD
Current price $62.99 USD

The Retro Pixel IPS arrives on the Game Boy Color! Featuring a slightly larger LCD (Q5), touch brightness control, and a variety of display effects, this kit from Funnyplaying contains everything you need to have your console up and running with a new display in no time. 

Please read the product description carefully and in its entirety before purchasing. 

Features

  • Crisp, vibrant display
  • Fast refresh rate with no blur
  • 25% larger than the stock LCD
  • Multi-level touch brightness control
  • 5 display modes (default/none, vertical scanlines (standard, dark, or thick), and retro pixel grid)

Included

  • 1x IPS LCD
  • 1x Ribbon cable
  • 1x Double-sided installation tape
  • 1x Glass screen lens (no logo)
  • 1x Touch sensor (extra)
  • 2x 120mm wire (Start & Select)
  • 1x 50mm wire (Power)
  • 1x Centering bracket (basic acrylic)

Documentation

The functionality of the Ribbon is as follows:

  • A short tap of the touch sensor will cycle through 7 brightness levels
  • A long hold of the touch sensor will cycle through retro pixel effects
  • A long hold of start + select will enter function mode; holding start + select again will exit function mode.
    Be aware, although you may be unable to see the lit words "game boy logo" beneath your lens, the function mode still works as follows...
  • While in function mode:
    • Tapping the touch sensor will cycle through different words in the GBC logo
    • With "game" selected, start and select will move the display up and down
    • With "boy" selected, start and select will move the display left and right
    • With "color" selected, start and select will cycle through color options for the GBC logo

    Notes

    • Some soldering is required, install as shown here
    • Some shell trimming is required to accommodate the larger LCD. A trim guide can be purchased here.
    • This screen kit includes a basic bracket. Although you can add a new 3-piece bracket we've developed for this screen kit.

    Warning

    • We strongly recommend testing the display before installing it in your console. Please follow our Display Testing Guide to confirm the kit is working before the adhesive is secured, the display protection sheet removed, or any non-critical soldering to the ribbon or driver PCB. We are unable to accept returns or replacements on kits that have been installed in a console. Individual replacement parts may be available in the "Included" section above.
    • The ribbon is very fragile, be sure to handle it carefully to avoid damage.
    • Too much pressure can permanently damage the display, do not force the shell closed around the LCD. Ensure the shell is properly trimmed for the display before attempting to install it.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 29 reviews
    72%
    (21)
    14%
    (4)
    7%
    (2)
    0%
    (0)
    7%
    (2)
    C
    Carlos
    Excellent

    Very challenging build but the kit is well done. I saw some complains that the IPS was very fragile but I did not have any issues with it or the ribbon cables. For my next build I am just buying the case too because I could not align the screen with the OEM case also I broke my power switch trying to solder. But very fun built and the screen looks good.

    J
    Jeffrey

    Great Product! Screen presents a clean image. A huge upgrade over the original screen. Arrived with any issues, I’m sure it’s due to the careful packaging that RetroModding put it in. Happy customer here!

    W
    William Jones
    Great ips

    Came with brackets for easy installation

    J
    Jeffrey Beck
    Bad customer service

    After no contact, I messaged you guys asking when my order will be shipped out. They said it usually takes 5 business days. After about 7 I asked when my order will be shipped, they said they emailed me two days before I even placed my order saying there’s a delay. I never got such an email and especially not before I even placed the order. Then I get the runaround ‘unforeseen circumstances’ blah blah no transparency blah blah. After a month, my order finally shipped.

    S
    Sebastien Robert

    Great

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 29 reviews
    72%
    (21)
    14%
    (4)
    7%
    (2)
    0%
    (0)
    7%
    (2)
    C
    Carlos
    Excellent

    Very challenging build but the kit is well done. I saw some complains that the IPS was very fragile but I did not have any issues with it or the ribbon cables. For my next build I am just buying the case too because I could not align the screen with the OEM case also I broke my power switch trying to solder. But very fun built and the screen looks good.

    J
    Jeffrey

    Great Product! Screen presents a clean image. A huge upgrade over the original screen. Arrived with any issues, I’m sure it’s due to the careful packaging that RetroModding put it in. Happy customer here!

    W
    William Jones
    Great ips

    Came with brackets for easy installation

    J
    Jeffrey Beck
    Bad customer service

    After no contact, I messaged you guys asking when my order will be shipped out. They said it usually takes 5 business days. After about 7 I asked when my order will be shipped, they said they emailed me two days before I even placed my order saying there’s a delay. I never got such an email and especially not before I even placed the order. Then I get the runaround ‘unforeseen circumstances’ blah blah no transparency blah blah. After a month, my order finally shipped.

    S
    Sebastien Robert

    Great