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DMG V5 HISPEEDIDO IPS | Install Guide

This is our install guide for the HISPEEDIDO V5 IPS mod.

Video Guide

Getting Started

Required Tools & Parts

We recommend against using the included foam adhesive strips. We use double sided scotch tape adhesive instead as it allows easier removal if adjustments need to be made down the line. The included adhesive will likely damage the IPS display if you attempt removal. Use the included adhesive at your own risk.

Take Inventory

Ensure you have all parts incldued with this kit. See below.

Unbranded V5 Retro Pixel Kit Includes:

  • LCD control adapter board
  • Ribbon cable for main board/LCD board
  • IPS Panel
  • IPS control PCB (pre-connected to IPS panel for convenience)
  • Screen adhesive
  • Alignment bracket

Before you proceed...

  1. Fully disassemble your DMG Game Boy
  2. Leave the main board in the rear housing. Removal is unnecessary.
  3. Read our getting started guide on soldering
  4. Fully test your IPS kit before installation

Installing your IPS kit, bending the ribbon cables, soldering, or applying any adhesives in this kit will void the warranty and return policy. Fully test your kit before proceeding.

Install Process

Solder Speaker to IPS board

Solder your speaker to the new IPS control board as shown. The polarity of these wires does not matter.

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Set Up IPS Panel Assembly

The unbranded V5 kit IPS comes pre-connected to the IPS control PCB. If yours is not already connected, connect the IPS panel to the IPS control board. This is easier done on a completely flat workspace.

Apply a small strip of double sided tape to the rear of the IPS control PCB. Stick the control board to the rear of the IPS panel as shown.

Double sided tape
Double sided tape
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Connect the IPS assembly to the IPS control board as shown. Ensure the cable is fully inserted and close the latch to secure it in place.

Display is connected
Display is connected

Apply a small strip of double sided tape to the larger portion of the IPS alignment bracket. Peel the protective film off of the IPS display and insert the IPS panel into the bracket.

Tape applied to bracket
Tape applied to bracket
PCB installed to alignment bracket
PCB installed to alignment bracket

Shell Modification (Optional)

If you are not using a pre-cut shell, see the cutting guide below. Englarging display area is not required for this kit, please disregard step 2.

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Install IPS board

Add all buttons and membranes to the front shell. Again, we recommend against using the included screen adhesive for this particular mod as the bracket does a wonderful job of holding the screen in position.

Line up the holes on the alignment bracket with the screw posts on the front shell. This should be a nearly perfect fit. Take your time to ensure everything sits flush against the front of the shell. Fold the IPS board into place and ensure the speaker is fitted properly to its cutout in the shell.

Starting position to install the IPS board
Starting position to install the IPS board
Align the bracket with the screw posts
Align the bracket with the screw posts
Speaker lined up and board installed
Speaker lined up and board installed

Check the adjustment wheel to ensure it sits properly in the shell. Trim any plastic that may be touching the wheel.

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Install the 6 PH1 screws to hold the IPS control board in place.

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Install the larger ribbon cable on the IPS board. This is a pressure-fit connector; some gentle force may be required to properly seat the cable.

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Final Assembly

Connect the IPS control board assembly to the main board via the larger end of the ribbon cable.

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Replace the 6 Y1 screws on the rear housing.

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Installation complete!

Install some fresh AA batteries or a CleanJuice battery mod, and you're all set!

Just a true classic
Just a true classic

Product Controls

Rotating the control wheel adjusts the brightness. Press the control wheel in once to switch the color palette. Long press (five seconds) to enter the on-screen display mode. From here you can control various settings relating to color and battery level display.

Problems?

If you're experiencing any issues, please see our troubleshooting guide!





Updated 21 Jun 2022
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