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Dim screen on Lenovo ideapad 500

Q: Dim screen on Lenovo ideapad 500

My son hit some key on my laptop that turned the screen dim and I have been unable to make it brighter. Device manager says the monitor and display drivers are up to date. The display says that the screen is at 100% brightness but brightness doesn't change when I change that. Windows 10.

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Preferred Solution: Dim screen on Lenovo ideapad 500

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Dim screen on Lenovo ideapad 500

Perhaps it would be helpful to add that on start-up it is always dim. It is not a case of starting bright and turning dim.

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So everything has been working fine on my laptop until about 10:30PM EST tonight. I bought it new in August 2011.
Specs:
 
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
CPU: Intel Core i7-2630QM @ 2.00 GHz
RAM: 8 GB
HD: 750 GB
BIOS: 45CN36WW
 
It's always been a fine machine with NO problems.
However, last night there were Windows 7 updates that were installed and then restarted my computer. I had not gotten a chance to check exactly what they were though. About 10:30 this evening, flash crashed in Mozilla Firefox which is not that uncommon, and from there Firefox closed, and so did my Microsoft Word and Excel apps that were open. From there, my computer began to shut down and restart. When it went to restart, all it could do was go to the opening Lenovo screen which gives you the F2 (setup option) and F12 (multiboot menu option) as it typically does. Besides a thin strip at the top that appeared after about 30 secs that only displays moving static that eventually will just stick, that is where the boot process ends. No Windows 7 screen, and certainly no opportunity to boot into safe mode to check for any problems. The screen freezes and goes nowhere.
 
So basically, all I'm getting in terms of boot options are lenovo features, not windows 7 features, meaning it won't boot into windows 7 or windows 7 safe mode no matter what I try. The biggest problem here is that I have no windows 7 disc to even try to boot from my dvd drive.
 
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A:Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 - Crashed and now won't boot past opening lenovo screen

Are you able to get into the advanced boot menu by tapping F8? It might not be listed on the startup screen but it should still be there.
 
If not you can burn a repair disc from any PC with Windows 7. Theres steps from Microsoft Here.

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I just bought this laptop for about 1 month, the laptop work fine before. But after...I don't know maybe after the windows update, the driver make the screen flickering and some dots appear on the screen, sometimes the screen lagging and went black. I'm pretty sure it's because of the driver because if I disable it, everything is fine,but that is just a temporary fix, every games is unplayable when I disable the driver. I tried to reinstall it using driver from Intel, Windows, Lenovo but none of them work(newest)

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My kid has been using this laptop and loved it, but mentioned a while ago it was difficult to power it back on after turnned it off. However she managed to work around by putting it in hibernate/sleeping mode only, or recycling the system many times (by holding on power button to force it off). The issue was black screen (no Lenovo logo) but computer was on. I didn't pay much attention because she can still make it work, and I was too busy. Last week, there was a windows update (again) and the computer was forced recycle. It never comes back alive again. The same, computer is humming, but no any visual output on screen, just black. Tried novo button, bootable USB, external monitor, all no use. Check the warranty, just over by 2 months! Asked the service store, to fix will cost at least $200-$300 to replace the motherboard! It does not make sense when spent a bit more could buy a new notebook. But my kid liked it and it does not make sense to throw it away either, when it still looks pretty new and only being used very lightly (schoolwork only). It is sad, especially the brand has been gainning my trust. I probably don't expect a "good" solution either from Lenovo or community, but just throw my frustration here (only because have just registered the account and there is no support email or web form). If Lenovo want to make customer happy, the part shouldn't be so expensive for a short-lived laptop! Just by the way, there are many posts about Ideapad's black screen i... Read more

A:Lenovo Ideapad U410 - no screen output or black screen, and just out of warranty

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Sorry to hear of all the problems.  Here are a couple of things to try........
 
First, try a reset of the BIOS.  The procedure can be useful in resolving some hardware conflicts which your computer may have.  Just do this......
 
1. Unplug the charger / adapter. 2. Press and hold the Power Button for 15 seconds. 3. Plug in the charger / adapter if needed and power up the system to see if the problem was resolved.
 
If you are comfortable working inside your laptop. try this........
 
Try the reset again with the battery removed.
 
If the reset didn't resolve the problem then you may have a failed piece of hardware preventing the bootup. Remove the battery, hard drive, optical drive, memory, wireless card and bluetooth if it is installed. Now try to power up the stripped laptop. With all the hardware removed you should have lights come on and it may possibly beep since there is no memory installed. If the laptop is showing signs of life start adding hardware one piece at a time starting with a memory module and boot up the laptop. If it doesn't power up try the memory in the other slot. Also try the other memory module separately in both slots if two are available. If it is still showing signs of life add another piece and boot. Do this for each item until it doesn't power up again. The last piece of hardware installed is your problem part.
 
The link below is for your model's Hardware Main... Read more

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I have bought my ideapad just few months ago and it already started driving me nuts. Initially ten days back I noticed that when I used mousepad to pause something on Youtube or any video channel it flickered for like a second and I ignored thinking may be mouse pad is loose or something like that. But now it starts flickering suddenly and does a lot so that you have no option other than restart. It feels like may be some update was pending but then again after an hour or so it is doing the same. I installed lenovo system update app and tried to install drivers or update them. There are some optional installs which I am not sure if I must do. I found one answer for Yoga flicker and that had to do with the installs but I am not sure which ones I need to update for ideapad 520. If someone has solved this please let me know. It is very frustrating. Thanks a lot!

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I got a lenovo ideapad 310-15ISK with TN glossy screen which resolution is (1366*768).. Can i upgread this screen into 1080p resolution with IPS panel.

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Why does the screen go all the way down, what's the point?


























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Hi, my screen froze, so I let it run out of power in the hope it would start up again. It however when comes on is stuck on the wallpaper screen for a bit eventually I am able to put in my password. The screen then goes black with just the arrow curser showing which does move. Any help would be great, thanks. Lisa

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So when i turn my laptop on the screen is black. I ve had this problem before and i sent it to fix it. They said the bios was corrupted and the solution was to upgrade the bios but now i m having the same problem again. Is there something i can do to fix this in stead of sending it back? I really need my laptop now.. Thanks! 

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I looked over internet and i didnt find solution so ill post my issue here. My lenovo ideapad 110 cant boot up after lenovo logo i have black screen. My hdd is detected in bios.I tried to use OKR system recovery but when i choose any other option than BIOS setup i have black screen. I drained all power from battery and it didnt worked either. Caps lock and num lock are still responding when black screen. I can only access bios from okr button any other button combinations doesnt work. I cannot access any advanced options too only black screen after lenovo logo. Please help! System win10 64bit. 

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While i was watching videos my screen suddenly change into strange colour which is greenish and reddish in colour. I dont know what to do. Im still in under warranty. Help me out.  Thanks. 

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I opened up my computer from being in sleep mode overnight and when I tried to log on I got a barely visible, almost completely black screen. I just purchased this computer a month ago. How can I fix this? I already tried rebooting, twice.

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Hello All, I bought the Lenovo Ideapad 300 for at least two weeks. I fixed the sound issue. But now I have another issue. It froze on me after the latest Windows update. Right now I am waiting 10 hours for the battery to die. What else can I do to unfreeze it faster? I just wish that I can get easier access to the battery? than to unscrew some nails.

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When im turn on the laptop i cant see the displays. When im turoff the lights of the room i can see the shadows of displays.I mean, its like the laptop work with 0 brightness. What it could be about ?

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I just bought ideapad 110 and i realized there's a problem in the screen's frame on the left side of the frame when i touch it, it gives a sound of the plastic like it's not fixed well on the screen but there's no space between the frame and the screen so i don't know this is consider as problem or it's normal i contact the shop where i bought the laptop from and they told me to contact lenovo I need help ?

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When I go to power on my laptop the power light comes on and so does the light at the top, you can even here it powering on but the screen stays black. Is there any solution to this problem?

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So basically as of yesterday whenever I try to turn on my Ideapad 110 it just stays stuck on the Lenovo screen with the loading wheel and won?t proceed. I have read through other threads and tried all the following: 1. Using Automatic Repair Tools - Screen just stays stuck on Preparing Automatic Repair Tools2. Loading in Safe Mode - No matter which buttons I press the option to load in safe mode does not appear. Just stays stuck on the loading wheel3. Using the Novo button to launch System Recovery - once again it just stays stuck on the Lenovo loading wheel. i am at my wits end about this and seeing as this laptop is only a few months old I am not expecting such issues to occur. If anyone could please offer any support as to what to do I would be grateful, but I fee at this rate I?ll just be forced to download a new Windows ISO off my work computer and go off that, if that would work anyway. Thanks very much in advance

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I forgot to put my ideapad 300 on the charger the other day and it died, and now I can't get it to turn back on. It goes to the lenovo screen (but it's really really dim), and then it goes black again. It makes sounds and the little lights turn on when I press the power button. I've seen other things online say to remove the battery, but I'm not comfortable with doing that since it would basically require taking the whole laptop apart. Any suggestions?

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Hello.  My screen is flickering when I watch video in full screen. I bought my laptop in October 2016. So it's been a year and a half now. But this only happens to me recently after I updated my windows. I have tried updating BIOS and also uninstall and reinstall the drive but it still does not work. Please help me. 

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Hi, I am not able to use my laptop. I was doing things & then it went to black screen. Tried restarting it & it gets past the lenovo startup screen & then stays on the black screen with the circle rotating. I have tried everything. Laptop isn't even 6 months old ?

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Greetings I flashed lenovo s10-3 with newest bios, downloded from lenovo site (on the site atomaticaly detected my nb model and serial number and after then I downloaded new bios), bios flashed successfully (I think so because I have see no error message, I can post log too), but after restart I get no screen (blank screen), only led blinks and fan starts, but no screen. Can you help me out? NB is out of warranty, I am sure I have not made mistake and I seen on forum there other people telling same problem after bios update. Is there some recovery procedure which I should try? Thx, best regards!



OS6.build_195_v1.1.9.2.ROW after ud Lenovo Beacon Version 1.7.1013.0, OS6.build_195_v1.1.10.2.ROW, latest OS6.build_195_v1.1.12.2.ROWLenovo IdeaPad s12Ion, Levovo G580, Lenovo B5400.....

A:Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 no screen after latest bios u...

--- Log started: 05/13/16 16:07:14Initializing...Log file : C:\bios\2ACN37WW\PHLASH.LOGSettings file : C:\bios\2ACN37WW\PHLASH.INI (found)Executable : C:\bios\2ACN37WW\winphlash.exeVersion : 1.6.8.5 Build : WinPhlashDate : 5/16/2008Resource file : C:\bios\2ACN37WW\PHLASHLC.DLL (loaded)Help file : C:\bios\2ACN37WW\WINPHLASH.HLPApp name : Phoenix WinPhlashOS Information : Windows NT 6.2.9200 - supportedisNT_AUTHORITY_SYSTEM_account: Robo. => False.gVBL_Flag = False(0h). [05/13/16 16:07:47]Preparation stageProcessing parameters...Image file : C:\bios\2ACN37WW\BIOSFL5.wphBackup file : C:\bios\2ACN37WW\bios27WW.bakLoading new BIOS image file...Opening file C:\bios\2ACN37WW\BIOSFL5.wph...Allocating 1076766 bytes...Reading 32768 bytes from the file starting at 0...Reading 32768 bytes from the file starting at 32768......Process the next block:Block size : 65536( 10000)Block address : FFFF0000Block attributes : 0022Block image offset : 000F0000Calling driver to BEGIN current block processingRetry Count = 1Processing block 14BLOCK_ERASECalling driver to process attribute 02 starting at 0BLOCK_PROGCalling driver to process attribute 20 starting at 0Calling driver to process attribute 20 starting at 4000Calling driver to process attribute 20 starting at 8000Calling driver to process attribute 20 starting at C000Calling driver to END current block processingCalling driver to END flashStage completedClear CMOS checksumCleanup stageStage completedRestarting system...Shutting down t... Read more

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I have a new Lenovo Y700. Earlier the games used to run fine but one day suddenly a diagonal line from top left to bottom right of the screen started to appear. It is really annoying the the game also lags. Is there a fix for it? 

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My  laptop is nearly 8 months old but there is a screen light flickering issue detected... How to solve it?
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 

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I am tring to cast my Android mobile with Ideapad 300 lenovo laptop having windows  10 installed. After pairing both the devices getting error " something went wrong with the projection" . Microsoft support recommended to contact manufaccturer  for Display driver update.  No sure how to sove this issue. Any help is appreciated.

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So last night i put my laptop on my bed (lenovo ideapad 100) and i let it do the new windows 10 updates and i left because i had some work, after 2 hours i came back and see its still working and it only shows the lenovo logo screen, the same thing i encounter now, i tried to reinstall it with a usb and cd but no result it only shows black screen. I put the boot priority good and enabled usb boot. Any help?

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I have the  problem with screen flickering on ideapad 320 (Intel HD Graphics 620 and GeForce 940MX).

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Hi,
I bought this laptop 3 weeks ago. it's an intel i5 M520 with 4GB ram, 500gb hdd, ati radeon graphics, windows 7 64bit.

It crashed 3 times so far, and everytime after an hour of using the laptop only in battery while using the integrated video card. I didnt try with ATI card to run on battery. But I always use ATI when I am using an external monitor while it is plugged and it never crashed then. It did not crash when i was switching the graphics card.

I had to push down the power button to shut down as nothing was responding.
Havent installed anything complicated other than phpeditor and ftp filezilla, mozilla, chrome.

NOte that i reinstalled Windows to factory settings again using OneKey Recovery.
And to my disappointment it happened again and Today instead of being frozen it went to blue screen and restarted auto. Here is what the windows problem solver showed. What should I do? Take it to a service center, i have warranty. Thanks a lot in advance for your help. I also attached the .dmp and .xml file in .zip format.


Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 4105
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: d1
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: FFFFF880062CBC8B
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1
Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\062410-23540-01.dmp
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A:Blue screen in Lenovo Ideapad Y460

Hi and welcome Abu
This is pretty straight foward, your BSOD was caused by your intel wifi driver, please download and install fresh copy of it





Quote:
Driver Removal and Reinstallation:
Please do the following:
- download a fresh copy of the latest Windows 7 version of the program for this driver from the Intel website (NOT from Windows Update or from the Update driver function in Device Manager). If there are no Windows 7 drivers, post back for further instructions on installing Vista drivers using Compatibility mode.
- uninstall the current version from your system
- install the freshly downloaded version
- check to see if you have any further BSOD's



Code:

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\TUANTR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\Rar$DI00.695\062410-23540-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available
Symbol search path is: SRV*e:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7600.16539.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`0300b000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03248e50
Debug session time: Fri Jun 25 03:49:51.267 2010 (UTC + 7:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 6:58:48.085
Loading Kernel Symbols
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Hi just purchased this ideapad and the screen flickers priodicallyEven moving all mobile devices away from it this still happensINTEL(r) HD Graphics 530driver version 10.18.15.4271 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960Mdriver version 10.18.13.5362 Have looked online, assume could just try a driver update for the intel  would this solve it? Cheers Brian

A:Lenovo Y700 ideapad screen flicker

This might be a driver problem or an hardware issue.You could download drivers at : http://support.lenovo.com/ORIf that doesn't work then call customer care and give a repair request. New Laptops have rare Screen Hardware issue , But may be defective.There will be an onsite warranty that can be used for solving your issue.

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I got a lenovo ideapad 310-15ISK with TN glossy screen which resolution is (1366*768).. Can i upgread this screen into 1080p resolution with IPS panel?? please help..

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I bought a lenovo ideapad 320 from Walmart 4 months ago and it broke 2 weeks after I bought it. I'm posting this now because I put it aside for so long but now I need it for school. I turned it on one day and all of a sudden the screen was jet black. Plus if I turn it off I have to hold down the power button but if I turn it on it just comes back on with 1 quick press. Whats up with that? Is it because my laptop isn't turning off all the way? I already tried the hard reset method (taking out battery, holding down power button for X seconds) and cleaning the ram stick but nothing seems to work. Do you think it might be the LCD screen?  

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My Lenovo ideapad 110 is stuck on "Lenovo?" that's all that is on there I can't access the BIOS menu through the novo button or the fn+f2. 

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Hi, my Lenovo pc is only 2 months old. I shut it down as normal last night but today I can't get past the home screen. Don't know if this has anything to do with it but we had a power outage for an hour this morning before I turned on the pc. I've tried ctrl, alt delete but nothing happens. Also powered off and on a few times. Same result - just the home screen. Mouse is working but nothing to click on. Any help would be greatly appreciated. TIM.
 

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Hello,I have problem with my new screen for Ideapad S410 screen.My Lenovo idea pad s410 screen was broken, so I replaced it with the new ones.When I power it up, it just display Lenovo logo and when it go to OS, it display nothing. Then I connect my laptop to the external monitor,  the external monitor work well.I try to update the latest driver for Intel Hd graphic family but it still not working. For additional detail, when I boot to the safe mode or I disable the Intel HD Graphic Family Driver, my new screen display again.I think that there's a problem with the monitor driver.Thanks, 

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this is a problem?Please help me, i really want to know that "Is it normally? or need to fix?"  i buy ieadpad 17/8/2017and get this problem on 19/8/2017i go back to the shop yesterday, they tell me it is not a problem . it is normally cause high performance CPU. may i trust them?should i claim new one or return?thank you for every informaion and advice.i'm new for LENOVO.

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Hello everybody! I have a new Le Ideapad S400 computer and it is displaying white screen from the moment it turns on, already check that connecting another screen through HDMI it works normally. Here's what I've already done as an attempt to repair:1- Replacement of Flat Cable for new2- Screen change per new3- Memory Exchange4- I removed the battery, I pressed the power button and tried to connect again. Please help me.White screen 

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I'm trying to repair this machine for my nephew. When I turn it on, it never moves past the Lenovo splash screen. I tried the NOVO button, but it just goes to the same Lenovo screen, and just cycles off again after about 5 seconds. I don't know that much about Lenovo laptops. I've tried pushing the F2, F12, FN+F2, FN+F12 to no avail. I can't get to any BIOS options, or boot it through a boot CD. Any help will be appreciated.    Thanks!

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Hello, I am posting on behalf of my mom. Similar to some complaints of the Yoga Series her IdeaPad 720s screen is beginning to separate from the panel. Because I seldom ever use her laptop I've not really noticed. While trying to figure out an issue shes been having with some work software (electronic health records), I noticed that the bottom of the panel (in between the rubber seal and hinge area) is slightly exposed and is showing some of the innards of the laptop. She doesn't have the greatest eye sight, so she hasn't noticed. Is anyone else having these issues? Is there a fix or am I going to have to RMA the unit? She's only had the unit for about a month and a half.

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Hello,My Lenovo Ideapad Z580 screen is flickering with a dotted line at the top. When I project to a second screen like TV, not seeing any issues. Can you please let me know if I need to replace the screen to fix the issue. If yes, can you please share the part number to order. Thanks.

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I have accidentally cracked me lenovo ideapad 320 screen its unable to works cant see anything on the screen when my laptop runs . My laptop is under accidental policy i want it replaced . Can it be replaced without any money from my side? It is accidentally cracked can be seen when laptop runs

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Hello, I've recently found a noticable annoying white spot (attached image) on my laptop screen which is almost 3 months old only. Any solution to fix this on my own or shall i get my screen replaced under the warranty?  

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Hi just purchased this ideapad and the screen flickers priodicallyEven moving all mobile devices away from it this still happensINTEL(r) HD Graphics 530driver version 10.18.15.4271 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960Mdriver version 10.18.13.5362 Have looked online, assume could just try a driver update for the intel  would this solve it? Cheers Brian

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