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.
|McWill LCD Mod||BennVenn LCD Mod|
|Lynx 1 Support||Yes||Yes|
|Lynx 2 Support||Yes||Yes|
|Lynx 2 C104129-001 Motherboard Support||Yes||Yes|
|Requires Removal of Lynx Power Circuit?||Yes, in full||No, only one component to remove|
|Built-in Power Circuit Protection ||No||Yes|
|Improves Lynx Battery Life||No ||Yes|
|Requires Bracket||No||Yes |
|Position Alignment||No||Yes |
|Boot Behaviour||Colour Static||White Bloom, then Black Screen|
|Requires Soldering||Yes||No, except Lynx Model 1 and Lynx 2 with C104129-001 motherboard|
|Pixel Perfect||Yes||Some smoothing|
|High Colour Images||No, Flicker/Ripping||Yes|
|Brightness Control||No, but can be modified to have it ||Yes|
|Install Time||1hr+||15mins (Lynx Model 2), ~1hr (Lynx Model 1 and C104129-001 Motherboard Model 2)|
|Support Forum||No||Yes (Discord)|
|Price||>$90 (USD) - depends on supplier||$75 (USD)|
 - Power draw inefficiencies measured for the Atari Lynx McWill mod
 - Using the Atari Gamer bracket with the Benn Venn LCD Mod for Atari Lynx model II
 - 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
 - https://console5.com/wiki/File:McWill-PCB_AddingBrightnessControl.jpg