With the bold and bright screens on modern handheld consoles and smartphones, it’s hard to believe we ever used to use the dark, unlit screens of our Gameboy Color consoles at all. Use them we did, however, and many of us have cherished memories of the fantastic range of games available on the system.
Now, you can have all those classic games back again on the original hardware, without having to squint and tilt your screen like it’s 1999 again. Replace the dated, dark original LCD with this new, vibrant model from McWill/JOVEMA technology, which will make playing Gameboy or Gameboy color games a lot more fun. Check out the video below to get an idea of the difference the mod makes.
Each kit contains 1 x replacement LCD screen and 1 x glass screen lens replacement. You can also upgrade your Gameboy to USB power by selecting the option above and then installing the supplied USB charger PCB.
We believe that these replacement LCDs are the best on the market for the GBC. The screen is bright, vibrant and features a 2:1 integer scale of the original GBC resolution. The aspect ratio is the same as the original screen. Optionally, you can even add a VGA output connector and enjoy your Game Boy Color games on your big screen. To do this you will require a suitable VGA connector (not supplied). Your TV/display will also need a VGA input or the use of a suitable adapter, such as an OSSC.
Note – Some users have reported a minor judder/stutter effect in some games when using this LCD. We have reported this to JOVEMA technology and they are investigating a possible firmware upgrade. Even with this minor fault the LCD is much better than the original, of course.
For fitting instructions, see this link. For fitting instructions for the optional USB charger mod, see this link. Please study the fitting instructions carefully and only order if you’re completely confident that you can carry out the mod. Some community based support may be available in our forums but we CANNOT offer technical support with DIY fittings nor can we give refunds on components that have been damaged or destroyed due to incorrect use or failed installation attempts.
A fitting service for this mod is coming soon.