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Randomly occuring black dots/bars in screen - Lenovo laptop

Q: Randomly occuring black dots/bars in screen - Lenovo laptop

Dear Tenforums users,

I have recently encountered problems or rather peculiarities with my relatively new Lenovo laptop;
whenever I'm working on it and switch to another tab, there is a chance of random black stripes and dots occuring in the screen. Not (yet) to the extend that I cannot work on it and when I switch tabs again they are gone from the previous tab.

Screenshots of the problem:

I am just wondering what might be the cause and if I should be worrying myself about future defects. (especially since my warranty is till february 2017)

Thank you all for your time!

Yours,

esmorax

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Dear fellow LENOVO users,I have recently encountered problems or rather peculiarities with my relatively new Lenovo laptop (LENOVO 500S-14ISK);whenever I'm working on it and switch to another tab, there is a chance of random black stripes and dots occuring in the screen. Not (yet) to the extend that I cannot work on it and when I switch tabs again they are gone from the previous tab.Screenshots of the problem attached.I am just wondering what might be the cause and if I should be worrying myself about future defects. (especially since my warranty is till february 2017)Thank you all for your time!Yours,Kevin




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Hello all,  I have Lenovo X1 carbon 5th generation, model 20HR. Recently I noticed that when my screen displays a bright background (like a word document), if I look at it from an angel (I would say 30 degrees or more), I see a lot of small black dots scattered across the screen (since there are a lot of them they look like big stains). The strange thing is that I didn?t notice this phenomenon during the first few months of using the laptop. Has any of you noticed anything similar with his X1 laptop?Should I be worried, or this is just the technology Lenovo uses? Thanks in advance!

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I bought a replacement LCD for my neice's Compaq Presario CQ50-139WM. I installed it carefully. (I even reinstalled it two more times!) Now, the Windows desktop only uses most of the display, with a 3" bar on the right side and a 1/2" bar on the bottom.

It appears that the desktop is nearly square. I have a Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family. The only two resolution options are 1024x768 and 800x600. Both options fill up the same space. It's like it gave me a smaller monitor than what I actually have.

Further, the bottom black bar stretches out the mouse curser and start button. THe start button bottom streaks over the 1/2" black bar, and when I get the cursor at the bottom of the desktop, it streaks over the 1/2" black bar also.

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A:Replaced LCD on laptop, now I have black bars and square screen!

Have you updated the BIOS? You may need a new screen. You can RMA it and they will take it back. It may be a common thing and will get an answer faster if you call HP. Hope this helps.
 

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A:Lenovo G530 laptop monitor randomly goes black

Hi Oolee,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
Did you try booting from safe mood? There is also a chances, if your cables are intact and not loose (VGA Cable), or the monitor loses power.
 
Please go through this HMM for hardware assistance.
 
Method 1:
Any external hardware can cause this (like a keyboard or mouse can cause system to sleep to save the power) 1. To change this go to ?MANAGE? by right clicking on the ?MY COMPUTER ? icon on the desktop . 2. Go to DEVICE MANAGER. 3. Click on the keyboard or mouse or any other USB devices and right click on them and go to PROPERTIES and select POWER MANAGEMENT and untick the appropriate box.
 
Method 2:
Control panel > Power options >Choose when to turn off the display (look for this in the side bar)  Set ?TURN OFF THE DISPLAY? to NEVER Set ?PUT THE COMPUTER TO SLEEP? to NEVER. And then continue to ?Change advanced power settings? Go to "SLEEP" Set "SLEEP AFTER" to NEVER. Set ?ALLOW HYBRID SLEEP? to OFF. Set ?HIBERNATE AFTER? to NEVER. Go to ?DISPLAY? Set ?TURN OFF DISPLAY AFTER ?to NEVER. Press APPLY and then OK.
 
Let us know how you get on.
Regards,
Shashi
 
Tap that kudos button if I helped  If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! 

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Im not native english speaker, sry if u cant understand some parts. Ill try my best to make my message clear so eventual will come easier.

This problem occurs for quite some time, its rather calm since few weeks when I downloaded shitload of new drivers and some other lenovo stuff but might be just coincedence. Since this issue doesnt want to go away itself I have to do something about it. I can send it to Lenovo for free service anymore so Id like to ask some experts if theres something I can do to fix this issue.

Some info:
- occurs usually while typing or other stuff, but few times my laptop literally went nuts and flashed black screens few times a sec, no matter if i touched it or not

- its not overheating, i bought cooling pad and it didnt help much

- can happen just after turning laptop on and not happen during 10h+ session

Thank you in advance.

A:Screen randomly flashing black on Lenovo G580

Work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 which will uncover most problems. Report back results as there may be other steps indicated.

Why did you install all of these other drivers? Did you already have performance problems or just create them?

Do you have a System Restore point still available before this problem began?

What else have you installed? Please post back as screenshot of Control Panel's Programs and Features after maximizing the page, using the Snipping Tool from Start Menu: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums

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A:Laptop screen goes black randomly

It may be that the GPU is overheating or failing. Try running something like FurMark to stress the GPU. If that causes it to go back quickly, there's a good chance that the GPU is the problem. For most laptops, this is not something you can fix short of replacing the entire motherboard.
 

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Specs:
Model - ASUS N550JX
CPU - Quad-Core Intel i7-4720HQ Processor(4th generation)- 2.6 GHz
RAM - 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics - Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M(Dedicated Graphics 2GB DDR3 VRAM)
Storage - 500 GB Samsung EVO SSD (the problem still occurred before replacing the 1 TB HDD)
OS - Windows 10 64-bit
 

A:Laptop Screen Randomly Goes Black During Use

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A:HP Laptop randomly goes to a black screen.

Hi @TravisG,  Welcome to the HP Forums!  It is a terrific place to find answers and tips! For you to have the best experience in the HP forum I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide:Learn How to Post and More. I grasp that while you are using your notebook the display go blank or black and become unresponsive.  You are not using and graphic intensive progams, ut just using word.  To regain control you must press the power button and wait for the light to start blinking and then press the power button again.  When you do this the screen comes back on and you are exactly where you left off.   You have scanned for viruses and malware, but none were located. You have also tried changing the power setting to no avail.   Have you done all your Windows updates? Have you ran the  HP Support Assistant ? Here is a link to  HP PCs - Sleep and Hibernate Issues (Windows 10, 8) that could help.  I would also test for hardware failures just to rule that out.   HP Notebook PCs - Testing for Hardware Failures (Windows 10, 8) Please reply back with your results. Thank you  for participating in the HP Forums! We want to help you as well as others who may experience a similar issue as yourself. Please consider marking the post that resolves your issue as   "Accept as Solution"   to help other community  members!To sho... Read more

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A:Black dots on screen.

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

I have moved your post to it`s own thread.

I`m sorry to hear of your problem.

My personal opinion is your monitor is buggered, but other members may have other ideas.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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I purchased this refurbished computer a few months ago and noticed this problem basically since I first purchased it. Lenovo sent out a guy to replace some of the hardware (i think the video card) and I am still having the same problems. I notice that some days it happens constantly and other days it doesn't happen at all. I have a 45second video I can email to someone if that helps - I do not know how to post that here but if someone can walk me through that, I can post it here.

I did include screen shots (specifically highlighting the dots). From the time I get to the welcome screen until I get to my desktop, there are tiny pixel dots which move/turn on and off. I was told by the hardware guy that came to help me, that updating drives may help though I am not sure how to do that. Can anyone help or offer suggestions please? Thank you.

p.s. I did try to plug in a different screen and the problem still happened (that other screen has never had an issue like this when it was used for another computer)

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8100 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (892 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, SKYBAY
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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while using my laptop, the screen will turn black, the back light will stay on, and i can press the keys and it will beep n beep at me, i can also click on things if im lucky ill his something and then it will make a loading sound from loading a new webpage, or if im playing a game i cna still shoot n crap, only thing is i cant see wtf is happeinging
anyone able to help

running vista
power setting, are basicaly so the screen never turns off unless its left for 10 mins, no hibernation or sleep, or HDD turn off.
 

A:laptop screen randomly turns black? wtf help

It's more than likely a loose video card. The card sits almost directly under the keypad on a laptop and after use can come loose just enough to be an on again off again problem. Jazz
 

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Hello everyone,

I am trying to get a computer back to life but I am almost ripping my hair off.

When I start the computer with a normal boot it stays stuck right after the windows logo, just on the black screen with the pix-elated spinning dots.
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I made a clean boot by disabling services which were not from windows
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I re-installed it again and rebooted directly so it was the cleanest possible and guess what, same issue.

I am now desperate and am two steps away from throwing it out the Window

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A:Black screen with a circle of dots going around

That "spinner" is what Windows displays while it is doing something, and hinting that you should "wait" until it's completed some task. Force a shutdown. Disconnect the AC power.  If it is a laptop with a battery, remove the battery.Press the ON/OFF switch, to drain any "residual" power.  Reinsert the battery. Reconnect the AC power.Start it up. If you get the "spinner", just wait.  Tell us how long you waited (60 minutes?) and whether the spinner went away. Does your computer have a "disk-activity" lamp on the front?That lamp goes on whenever your computer accesses the disk-drive.Does that lamp "blink" erratically, or is it 100% "on" ?  For how long? Note that 2 or 3 consecutive "failed" boots into Windows will automatically start the "Windows Recovery Mode",and Windows will try to self-diagnose, and may offer to run "System Restore" to return your computer to its statusat a previous date/time.  

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A:Laptop randomly freezes and screen turns black after

Can you start in Safe Mode? If you can, do the following steps in safe mode.Click Start Menu
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Click Manage
Click Device Manager from the list on the left
Expand Display adapters
Right click each display adapter in that list and click Uninstall (do not hit OK when the dialog pops up after clicking Uninstall)
Put a tick to delete driver software for the device and click OK
Restart Windows in normal mode

If you continue to have the same problem or other problems, let us know.

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A:Screen flickering black and white dots. What is happening?

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Hello All,

Recently I built a new PC Show Us Your Rig [6]

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Now these issues don't happen regularly but it is worrying so I'd rather deal with it sooner than later

Sometimes in game (like Arma 3 ) and I occasionally see it on desktop. parts of my monitor only a small area usually top right I can see image being distorted it is usually white/black squares last around 10 seconds or so. I have two monitors and it happens to both monitors so I'd rule out a monitor problem.

Now today I was watching Top Gear on BBC Iplayer towards the end of the show my screen just went blank (black) I could only hear sound for around 10-20 seconds and then that went of to.. I'd had to force shutdown. This also happened to me the other day when I was changing HDMI cable (I have two monitors, and sometimes I switch to TV HDMI)

Here are the idle temps for the hardware (according to CPUID)

Graphics Card = 36c (96F)
CPU = 30c (82F)
Mainboard 111C (231F)

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I have a 650w Corsair PSU unit. Also I have 3 case fans, two front, one top, so enough cooling.

Anyone know the likely cause? (I am guessing it's GC)

PS: All drivers are up to date and room temperature can be quite high 20c (I always have heater on)

A:Screen going blank, little white - black/square dots..

could also be ram related, a dodgy stick can cause image issues.
I found that out after being 100% sure my card was duff got it RMA'd and the new one had the same issue... derp!

try the latest beta driver from AMD see if that helps. Lots of people seem to be having driver issues with the new r7 and r9 cards.

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A:Black screen with ASUS and circling dots in center

How long does it stay like that?

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heres a link of the dots

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Three or four times now (and all in the past week) my second-user Compaq Armada (had it for 8 months ish, but it's fairly old - P2 233mhz) has booted up with inch-thick vertical black bars covering part of the screen (through the Compaq logo thing, the Windows loading screens, the AVG boot-up scanner and it's still there on the desktop) tilting the screen forward slightly fixes it straight away. It then looks perfectly fine - colours etc are correct and sharp all over the display.

There's a rattle and the feeling that something's falling inside the lid every time it's opened and that's been happing for about 2 months now and I haven't worried about it too much until now and I don't know if it's connected, and everything apart from the dodgy display on start-up (not *every* time and not always coming in *exactly* the same places, and not always from the beginning or lasting right until the desktop) the system is running fine.

The laptop has never been dropped or anything (while I've owned it anyway) and is always stored lid-up, with nothing stacked on it, on a flat surface in a laptop carry bag when not in use.

So... anybody got any idea what's happening? My screen isn't about to die any second is it?

Thanks in advance,

Kat
 

A:Black bars on laptop display

Laptop screens are connected to the motherboard vis a ribbon cable. It's possible that this is loose, or cracked, as tilting the screen fixes the problem.

If you are handy enough around taking apart a laptop, then it is an easy enough operation to open it up and check for yourself, however it is very easy to do damage to the case, and componenets if you are unsure of yourself.

Take it to a repair shop, or if you are willing to muck around with it, provide Exact specifications of the laptop, and a serial number if it is still there. That will make is easier to find technical docs that can help.

Where can I find the serial number on my Compaq Computer?
 

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Any ideas?
thanks.

A:Black bars on both sides of screen

Try uninstalling, then reinstalling the video drivers.

If it continues, I'd say that the video chip/card is dying.

Louis

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Hello,
For months now i have 2 black bars on the sides of my laptop. I have a Hp laptop. I have searched on the internet, but none of the answers worked, my resolution is at its maximum.
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I hope someone can help me!!
 

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rooney222

Hi,

Not sure if it is applicable in your case but I had the exact same problem last week on a Dell XPS Lappy.

Vista loading progress bar ... then nothing.

I was able to start in safe mode with networking, and surf - but never got the desktop to boot in normal mode.

If you wish then check back through all my posts by clicking this link, to take you to the thread I started on 20 Oct.

http://forums.techguy.org/search.php?do=finduser&u=41448

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A:Black bars full screen

Have you installed the graphics driver for the system.

If so please provide the system specs.

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So usually I have these black bars on the side of the screen when I play games, no big deal. But all of a sudden, I quit the game I was playing because I did not want to play anymore and the black bars stayed on the sides of my screen.

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Okay, this problem has been irritating me for quite some time now. My issue is this: I open a game called Ultima Online and click full screen with the highest resolution available. My result: a blown up play screen with two bars on each side of my screen about two inches thick cutting off my gameplay. I had this exact same issue with Call of Duty: Black Ops, and changing the resolution to 1080p quickly solved this. I also have a flickering problem with Ultima Online when I enter full screen, which many people have had issues with and few found solutions. A big thing with them is that they use Razor and that causes the flickering, but I do not use Razor... My question is, does anyone know how to fix this or have any suggestions I can try? My operating system is windows 7 64 bit, laptop toshiba qosmio x505-Q880, i7 processor, 18.4 inch HD display with a Nvidia GTS 360M graphics card, so my GPU is not the issue here. My uncle plays Ultima Online as well with the same operating system on a desktop with a 22 inch widescreen 1080p monitor and has no issues at all. the game looks great and works fine. He does use an AMD graphics card, so if there are any Nvidia Control Panel options I could change that would be an easy fix.

Things I have tried:
Reinstalling the game with a fresh download of the client
updating graphics driver (it's up to date)
playing with some of the graphics options in the Nvidia Control Panel, but alot of them I don't know what the do
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A:Black bars on either side of screen

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Can somebody tell me why this is happening from time to time? I have no idea about what the problem may be and I couldn't find it on Google.

I assume that it is something with Windows 7, maybe a corrupted system file or something, please help me out here!!

A:Weird black bars on screen.. help please

Update or reinstall your Display driver from the Support Downloads webpage for the Device maker.

If this fails, check your logs and system resources for clues to OS corruption or hardware problems: troubleshooting steps

Have you done a lot of tweaking or used registry cleaner crapware which almost always corrupts Win7?
If so, clean reinstall adapting these steps to get a perfect reinstall, then refrain from tweaking: Reinstalling Windows 7

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Today when I turned on my laptop the screen didn't show any light, not even a blink although I can hear the normal starting tune, which shows that windows are starting but the screen is black, can anyone help? Tried to restart it but it's the same

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Hello!I recently ordered a new motherboard for my "Inspiron 7720 Special Edition" laptop because the old one failed.The laptop is out of warranty but I was told since I purchased the new motherboard that the new part (motherboard) has 2 years warranty.In the new motherboard the 1st graphics card (Intel HD4000) is causing display problems whereas the secondary one (Nvidia GT650M) is working flawlessly.I have included a screenshot of how the screen looks.I have tried the latest and older drivers and have also found out that there's a Kernel memory leak (via PoolMon).I am using W10 64bit and have the latest BIOS installed. The problem initiates when W10 is on the log on screen, just after the boot and loading.Screenshot of the problem: 
I would like to thank you in advance!

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Dear All,
I need help I have Satellite L500-1GJ windows 7 home Premium. With recovery CD I installed OS but after complete installation my laptop screen shows with lot of rectangular dots on the screen and freezes , I tried many times and it comes to the same problem. Find attached screen shot.

Thanking you.
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Do you think I have to buy a new screen? I don't have a lot of money so I hope not. what do you think? Thanks
 

A:Screen flickering black and white dots. What Internet Security happening?

could be faulty ram if in two slots try takeing one out at time
 

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This has never happened before. I went on vacation last week and figured i would turn my computer off to save power. So i did. When i came back and turned on my computer after a week, i saw these slanted black bars with little stripes of screen through them, they were slide up and up and up, over and over, very fast. I got to the setup screen where all the information for the computer is at (Bios, Ram, CPU speed, etc.) and it stopped. I go back into windows and it started again right when i get to the windows loading screen with the blue bar and windows icon. After about 5 to 10 minutes it wears off for some reason but every time i turn my monitor off, or it goes to power save mode and i turn it back on, they are there again for another 5 minutes. What is this and how can i fix it?
 

A:Monitor giving black bars at top of screen.

Make sure all connections are tight from the monitor to the computer. Try another monitor to eliminate either the computer or the monitor as the cause of the problem
 

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Can somebody PLEASE tell me how the hell to get rid of them? I've already tried stretching the screen horizontally but the desktop icons go inside the black bars and the black bars still stay there
 

A:Those black bars on left and right side of your screen!

By using the monitor adjustments. If it's a 14 or 15" older monitor you are probably stuck with it.
 

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I bought my laptop lately and it worked well but after a month the screen began to flicker and get black in a flash each few seconds and horizotal white lines began to appear on the sreen in a flash too , I do not know why is that and what should I do ?

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