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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.

Features🕸

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

Photos - No Scanlines🕸

McWill
BennVenn

Photos - With Scanlines🕸

McWill
BennVenn


LCD Kits🕸

BennVenn LCD Kit Revisions🕸

  Rev4 Rev5 Rev6
Supports Lynx 1NoYesYes
Supports Lynx 2YesYesYes
Supports Lynx 2 C104129-001 motherboard revisionNoYes [1]Yes [1]
Requires SolderingYesNo [1]No [1]
Brightness ControlsYesYesYes
Brightness Wheel SupportNoNoYes [2]
Scanline SupportYes [3]YesYes
Supports TFT screensYesYesYes
Supports IPS screensNoNoNo
Has VGA outputNoNoNo

[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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