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GBC 2.7 IPS Laminated Screen Kit

FunnyPlaying

Regular price $59.90

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FunnyPlaying Game Boy Color Q5 Laminated IPS Screen Kit v2.7

This v2.7 revision of the Q5 GBC IPS screen just got even better! Check out this article Which Game Boy Color Screen From FunnyPlaying Is The Best?

The Game Boy Color v2.7 revision has some awesome added features;

1. This v2.7 is a drop in version and if desired the power wire does not need soldering for it to function.

2. Added logo backlight display and color change

3. Laminated lens which comes pre stuck to the screen. (No extra glass lens required)

4. Adjust the position of the image post installation.

5. The 2.5D optional versions have a softer bevelled/rounded edge to the laminated glass lens. This is the only difference.

The same features of the V1.0 are retained.

Take your retro modding hobby to the next level with this screen kit. The screen display area is 25% larger than the original. This Q5 IPS screen utilises the same 5 awesome built in retro display effects as the DMG and GBP retro pixel screens, this allows you total control over the pixels shown during gameplay.

What is included;

  • 1 x IPS LCD Screen
  • 1 x ribbon cable (FunnyPlaying)
  • 1 x Laminated lens
  • 1 x 3M fixing pad
  • 1 x acrylic LCD fixing strip
  • 3 x wires
  • 1 x touch ribbon cable (either seperate or part of the ribbon)

Whats not included;

- Tape to prevent possible shorts. We recommend Kapton tape.

FunnyPlaying Laminated Shell

Notes;

1. The original power management of the GBC motherboard is very inefficient. This ribbon bypasses the inefficient power management and has its own within the ribbon. This means that a power cord needs to be soldered from the third pin down from the switch to the ribbon.

2. Shell modification to fit the laminated lens is not recommended. Instead you can purchase a FunnyPlaying GBC shell which has been specially moulded to fit.

3. The original GBC display is 43 x 41mm. This display is 49.5 x 44.5mm. A lens is not required as one is laminated as part of the screen.

4. The start and select buttons control the brightness and retro pixel modes.

Start and touch = increase brightness

Select and touch = decrease brightness

Start and select together = change the retro pixel display

Long Press = enter the function menu

5. Please test your screen kit for faults before installation. Any issues are to be reported before installing inside a shell or adhering to gasket. A photo or video will be required for any warranty claims. Check out this easy to follow article on How To Test the GBC Screen Before Installation.

6. Note that once the screen is stuck down it will not remove without damaging the screen or the ribbon. 

7. Ensure you trim the sharp ends of the cartridge slot pins from your GBC motherboard before installation, to avoid any shorts. Also cover with kapton tape or electrical tape.

8. It is advisable to wear a static bracelet before installing the screen to avoid any potential shorts. We also highly recommend insulating the PCB with Kapton tape as any contact with the PCB could prevent the screen from working correctly.

Customer Reviews

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David Baude
Description: Works as intended
Fantastic

relatively easy to install and works great. brough my old mate back to life.

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Simon
Description: Value for money, Works as intended, Required instructions
Product Ideas: More shells in more colours (e.g. purple grape)
Improvements: Include a link/QR code to the tiktok where install videos/guides are
Incredible mod and awesome functions

I am SUPER happy with how the 2.7 IPS screen mod turned out. The install is super easy from start to finish, although you do need to either buy one of their pre-cut shells or have the tools to cut away a third party or original shell yourself. I'm impressed with how easily the touch sensor works through the plastic of the shell. An unexpected bonus was the fact I could change the colour (32 bits RGB colour, completely customisable) of the Gameboy Color lettering at the bottom of the bezel. My only feedback would be for RGP to provide more shells in more colours - I would have loved to be able to buy a purple-grape coloured shell as that was the colour I had when I was a kid. Also to include a bit of paper with a link/QR code to the tiktok where the install videos/guides are. But honestly I'm over the moon with how it turned out. Thanks RGP for providing such an awesome mod!

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Ally Naddei
Description: Value for money, Works as intended, Easy to install
Product Ideas: More console gear in general, HDMI kids and chips for example
Improvements: Honestly no complaints
Definitely get the replacement shell

Great screen, works perfectly and is very plug and play, that said, spend the extra cash and get the replacement shell that fits the screen! Was a hell of a lot of careful work to cut the original shell and in future I won't be doing it again.

No complaints with the screen however, brilliant kit and very affordable

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Rahul B.
Description: Value for money, Works as intended, Easy to install
Product Ideas: Nothing additional at this time.
Improvements: Nothing at this time. I had an excellent and seamless purchase process.
Other: Nothing further. Thank you.
Amazing GBC Mod!

I love this mod! I had recently purchased the NES Q5 laminated GBC kit directly from FunnyPlaying, but unfortunately, received a v2.3 ribbon. Being I do not know how to solder, I was unable to get power to the LCD. I subsequently went to purchase the v2.7 kit from Retro Gaming Parts, and man, was it worth it! I was able to get the custom NES laminated display up and running without any soldering, and was able to complete my build! The kit arrived safely and quickly to the US from Australia! Was very happy with my purchase. I highly recommend buying the v2.7 kit, especially if you do not know how to soldier, as it is effectively a “drop-in” kit. It would be a nice option if FunnyPlaying shipped the NES laminated display with a v2.7 ribbon as standard. Maybe something that will happen in the future.

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Bowdan

Good packaging fast delivery