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With an LCD replacement mod kit you can transform your Atari Lynx to look and feel like a modern day console. These kits feature contemporary LCD displays with nice and clear graphics and vibrant colours. You no longer have to turn and twist your Lynx to get the best image! The quality in picture compared to the original is like night and day.

There are other mods you can do to your Lynx, see more here - Atari Lynx Hardware Mods.

Below are the details of these LCD mod kits and a summary of their features. To see the comparison in picture quality between the original and a modded LCD screen check out this page - Original Lynx Screen vs Modern LCD Mod Screen.

Comparison🕸

  McWill LCD Mod BennVenn LCD Mod
Lynx 1 SupportYesYes
Lynx 2 SupportYesYes
Lynx 2 C104129-001 Motherboard SupportYesYes
Requires Removal of Lynx Power Circuit?Yes, in fullNo, only one component to remove
Built-in Power Circuit Protection [3]NoYes
Improves Lynx Battery LifeNo [1]Yes
Requires BracketNoYes [2]
Position AlignmentNoYes [2]
Boot BehaviourColour StaticWhite Bloom, then Black Screen
Requires SolderingYesNo, except Lynx Model 1 and Lynx 2 with C104129-001 motherboard
Pixel PerfectYesSome smoothing
High Colour ImagesNo, Flicker/RippingYes
Brightness ControlNo, but can be modified to have it [4]Yes
Scan-line OptionYesYes
Install Time1hr+15mins (Lynx Model 2), ~1hr (Lynx Model 1 and C104129-001 Motherboard Model 2)
VGA OutputYesNo
Support ForumNoYes (Discord)
Designed InGermanyAustralia
AvailabilityNowNow
Price>$90 (USD) - depends on supplier$75 (USD)

[1] - Power draw inefficiencies measured for the Atari Lynx McWill mod
[2] - Using the Atari Gamer bracket with the Benn Venn LCD Mod for Atari Lynx model II
[3] - Lynx's biggest cause of failure is the power supply FET, once the FET dies, it will also fry other components on the Lynx motherboard that cannot be replaced e.g. Mikey/Suzy
[4] - https://console5.com/wiki/File:McWill-PCB_AddingBrightnessControl.jpg

Compare - No Scanlines🕸

McWill
BennVenn

Compare - With Scanlines🕸

McWill
BennVenn


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