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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.

LCD Kits Compared🕸

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.


  McWill LCD Mod BennVenn TFT LCD Mod BennVenn IPS LCD Mod
Lynx 1 SupportYesYesYes
Lynx 2 SupportYesYesYes
Lynx 2 C104129-001 Motherboard SupportYesYesYes
Requires Removal of Lynx Power Circuit?Yes, in fullNo, only one component to removeNo, only one component to remove
Built-in Power Circuit Protection [3]NoYesYes, with optional Zener diode addition
Improves Lynx Battery LifeNo [1]YesYes
Requires BracketNoYes [2]Yes
Position AlignmentNoYes [2]Yes
Boot BehaviourColour StaticWhite Bloom, then Black Screen. Later revisions start up with colour staticCheckerboard pattern, then black screen
Requires SolderingYesNo, except Lynx Model 1 and Lynx 2 with C104129-001 motherboardNo, except Lynx Model 1 and Lynx 2 with C104129-001 motherboard
Pixel PerfectYesSome smoothingSome smoothing
High Colour ImagesNo, Flicker/RippingYesNo, Flicker/Ripping
Brightness ControlNo, but can be modified to have it [4]Yes [5]Yes
Scan-line OptionYesYesYes
Install Time1hr+15mins (Lynx Model 2), ~1hr (Lynx Model 1 and C104129-001 Motherboard Model 2)15mins (Lynx Model 2), ~1hr (Lynx Model 1 and C104129-001 Motherboard Model 2)
VGA OutputYesNoYes
Support ForumNoYes (Discord)Yes (Discord)
Designed InGermanyAustraliaAustralia
AvailabilityNowSold OutNow

[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] -
[5] - Controls are reversed compared to the original screen.

Photos - Original vs Modern LCD🕸

These photos are from Adicakes on Twitter. They show off a Lynx with a modded screen (top) vs the original screen (bottom). The image is much more vibrant and crisp on the modded Lynx. Take note though that the original Lynx screen in these photos is in excellent condition and usually the original screen is in a much worse state than this. To see more photos of this mod, see this page - Original Lynx Screen vs Modern LCD Mod Screen.

Photos - No Scanlines🕸


Photos - With Scanlines🕸


LCD Kits🕸

BennVenn LCD Kit Revisions🕸

There are two variants of the BennVenn LCD screen kits - TFT (older) panel version and the IPS (newer) version. The TFT kit is typically not referenced as 'TFT', however the IPS kit is always referenced as the IPS LCD kit.

  Rev4 Rev5 Rev6 IPS V1 Rev3
Supports Lynx 1NoYesYesYes
Supports Lynx 2YesYesYesYes
Supports Lynx 2 C104129-001 motherboard revisionNoYes [1]Yes [1]Yes
Requires SolderingYesNo [1]No [1]No [1]
Brightness ControlsYesYesYesYes
Brightness Wheel SupportNoNoYes [2]Yes [2]
Scanline SupportYes [3]YesYesYes
Supports TFT screensYesYesYesYes
Supports IPS screensNoNoNoYes
Has VGA outputNoNoNoYes
Latest Release?NoNoNoYes

[1] - Requires soldering for the C104129-001 motherboard revision. Brightness control requires soldering a single wire.
[2] - Controls are reversed compared to the original screen.
[3] - Requires installing an additional touch sensor.

Some Revision 6 Kits Incorrectly Labelled as Rev5🕸

Due to an admin error some of the "revision 6" kits have "rev5" printed on them still. However, if you look at the PCB on the back of the LCD, you will see a row of eight through-holes pins above the C7 capacitor (top left in photo), if six of these are not covered by the ribbon cable, you have a "revision 6" kit.

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