I ONLY use these screen kits now, by far the best backlit solution for the GBA, GBA SP and GBC. Nothing else offers the quality of the IPS coupled with TEN levels of brightness (6 on the SP) and relative ease of installation.
Highly recommended, don't even hesitate, i build these for my customers every day and they get rave reviews everywhere you look.
This has been one of the most easy, fun and impressive mods I've performed on my retro consoles and it's worth every penny. 100% recommended to anyone who loves giving new life to retro hardware.
The screen quality is superb and the kit came with all the materials you need to perform the screen swap (but remember you need tri-wing screwdrivers - they have them too).I will definitely order again from the store.
It's a very nice screen, very nice pic and come in wonderfull hard case. Nice stuff!
The screen works flawlessly. It is bright and crisp. After testing it out I decided I didn't need to solder the brightness controls to the mainboard, out of the box it is at perfect brightness for pretty much all playing conditions. Honestly, this makes the original GBA a perfect handheld system... the one Nintendo should have made in the first place.
The screen looks beautiful from all angles. Funnyplaying is doing a great thing to help relive childhood memories in HD.
Notes to installers:
- The double sided tape that holds the screen to the shell will hang over the plastic a little, this will be covered by the bezel on the lens. (I was worried and tried to trim it)
- Try and make sure this double sided tape covers all the way to the corner of the top right on the shell. My tape bent a little and resulted in some light leak from outside the glass when playing in the dark. (transparent case only)
- When applying the glass over the screen it can be tricky to get them both 100% dust free. I was able to attached the glass and lift if off 5 times. Each time I pried it back up with my thumb nail in the bottom right corner. I got it perfect on the 6th try.
- Same with the identification sticker on the back, I reattached it 7 times and it remained sticky. I used a razor to lift and edge and peel it back when necessary.
Great product, very happy.
great product!!! no screen tearing at all.
Best screen quality I have seen to date. Beats an ags-101
This screen is amazing super clear, bright and miles better than the original will recommend to everyone.
The screen looks great on every game I've played, from any angle. The pictures don't do it justice!
IPS v2 plus pre-trimmed shell combo makes this an easy mod to accomplish. Loving the end result! Next upgrade will be for my SP. I do hope you include more options for the glass lens in future.
Amazing product with easy installation.
I would recommend ordering a case that has already been prepared.
The whole installation including the 3 wire soldering took me maybe 45 minutes(I hardly ever solder).
Just make sure you have the right tools and keep calm:)
The V2 is a really great screen. It looks beautiful with its lack of borders between the pixels. I like the slight size increase, and if course there is no screen tearing on this version. It is kind of hard to install, especially if you want the brightness control. The video instructions provided are hard to follow but there are plenty of other resources on YouTube and elsewhere if you need them. Overall, I recommend this product as long as you are comfortable with the tricky install.
Super easy to install, very nice screen!
Beautiful screen, but theres like a somewhat dark spot or something in the corner, I have no idea if it was there before or after I installed it, but its not that noticeable at all times, i just hope it wont cause further damage going forward.
Best screen hands down
The quality of the screen is great, and the installation went pretty smoothly! The only tricky part is soldering the wires and fitting everything inside the case if you want to use the dimming feature (but that's optional).
There's not much to say about the display, it just looks amazing, and with the centring shell/lens it's pretty easy to install. I've read that there is a slight ghosting effect in some games (even with V2), but i haven't noticed it myself.
I will say that the ribbon doesn't go in quite as perfectly as it could. In the video tutorial it seems like the edge of the ribbon lines up exactly with the edge of the display, but on mine it stuck out by a millimetre or two, which meant it overlapped the shell 'wall' slightly. I had to lie it down on a slight diagonal to prevent that.
Also, if you have a 32-pin GBA there's absolutely zero slack on the connector part of the ribbon, it's quite a precise fit. It doesn't cause any problems, but it would make opening the GBA safer and more convenient if that part of the ribbon was just a few millimetres longer.
Easy to install super worth it , it's way better than ags-101
Excellent screen, sharp display, really bright but eats up batteries
It is very good. I see some screen tearing while playing Super Mario Bros. The white cloud left many white dots even though the cloud has already passed.
Screen looks super crisp, colours are clean, vibrant and correct contrast etc, absolutely no ghosting or tearing. Default brightness is perfect for me (as I didn’t feel confident soldering the brightness adjustment controls), so worked great as a drop-in plug and play option. Came in a really sturdy case for safe transit. Very happy with it.
I haven't played on a Gameboy this much since I was a kid. This screen is the best way to breathe new life into an old favorite.
I have not noticed any of the screen tearing issues that plagued the V1 screen.
The defaultbbrightness setting is in my opinion perfect for use indoors and out. Soldering for brightness control however is still a simple enough.
Pretty simple installation process once you understand the steps.
The installation guide is not very clear or put together very well. The guide at retromodding.com is better. Both however are for the V1 and have images of a different centering bracket. Otherwise installation isn't terribly difficult.
The rubber adhesive pad sent to adhere the screen to the shell is so strong, and the display is so fragile, that if you don't center it correctly the first time you place the screen then too bad. Trying to remove the screen from the shell will just ruin it.
Still believe that this is an amazing product and couldn't be happier with my purchase.
First cable was defective but they quickly shipped me a replacement when requested. Thank you!!!
I love it! It works perfectly . The screen tearing has obviously been fixed but in some games, there has been some ghosting. I've seen this when I was playing mostly NES games in my EZ Flash Omega. I tried it also with my Famicom mini games that came in Red and White game cartridges. Not really annoying for me, but it might be for other people.
But other than that, it works as intended and I love it. I'm going to save up for another one or possibly, the SP version. Keep up the good work, funnyplaying .
Transformed my GBA, I didn't bother with any soldering, brightness is perfect just as it comes, fitment was pretty straightforward if you are fairly confident. Highly recommended and now I actually play my GBA again!
Having difficulties when soldering the cable for brightness controller. I even broke the soldering point on the flexi-cable. But soldering the brightness is optional, and the screen is working fine with the default brightness.
There are no screen tearing in this screen, I'm very satisfied.
great screen! easy to install and in my opinion better then the AGS-101
this screen is so damn sharp it can cut steel
Insane quality, but need to trim the case a lot :)
Good work on the bugs. The second version of the screen is great. I really like. No jelly effect in fast games. No tearing. Great colors and brightness. I recommend.
This LCD is absolutely perfect! The default brightness is at least as bright as an AGS-101, and thanks to the IPS technology, the screen has far lower, nearly zero, ghosting than it. And no screen tearing at all as promised. It took 18 years for the GBA to finally get a perfect screen, and words cannot express how thankful I am for it.