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Ideapad 320 - flickering screen issue

Q: Ideapad 320 - flickering screen issue

To whom it may concern
I?ve purchased Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBN 80XL01NGGE last week without OS and I?ve installed Windows 10.

Unfortunately the screen started flickering and had no choice to search on the internet for a solution and find out that it is a common problem!

This laptop has NVIDIA GeForceŽ 940MX 4.0 GB and I?ve downloaded Nvidia_VGA_22.21.13.8554.A (17 Nov 2017) from pc support Lenovo website but it kept flickering.

Updated BIOS version from 4WCN29WW (30 Sept 2017) to 4WCN39WW (24 Feb 2018) by systemupdate5.07.0070 but still the screen kept flickering

Updated Windows version 1709 OS Build 16299.125 and again the screen kept flickering

What can I do to solve this problem because I am VERY DISAPPIONTED with this outcome?

Peter Muscat

Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue and moved post to its own thread in the proper forum.

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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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I have a problem with flickering screen which sometimes is very intensive, sometimes not. Mouse pointer is also behaving strangely according to flickering intensity. I tried reinstalling OS, drivers and finally found that the problem is caused by Intel UHD Graphics 620 drivers. Tried these from Lenovo website, also generic from Intel website, but result is the same. Other drivers (including BIOS) are up-to-date. External monitor (with 620 drivers) and BIOS/Windows install screens works great, so I gues the problem is not in hardware. Now I have to use default Microsoft basic display adapter, but with this I am unable to connect external monitor. Is it worth waiting for new drivers? Or should i give back this computer to warranty (bought only yesterday). Laptop specs:i5-8250U 1.6Ghz8GB DDR4 RAMNVIDIA GeForce MX150 2GBSamsung 850 Evo (changed instantly after buying)

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My lappy was fine for the first 3 months then I started getting thin muli-coloured lines accross the screen, a bit like Interference. This developed over the last month and when the screen started flickering and the backlight was go-ing on and off, I dicided to seek help from the online support team. I might as well have asked my next door neighbours Parrot. Because this fault started when the machine was 3 months old and was steadily getting worse. There is no way that I was believing that this was software related. Even when I told the Lenovo clown that it also went off when I tapped the left hand side of the case he still wanted to try and diagnose it remotely for OS / Driver issues. Anyway, I am posting here to help anyone else out with the same problem. I fixed it by: Removing the 3 screws on the centre of the base (they have a small keyboard image next to them).Using a very thin bladed knife, lift the top of the keyboard away from the case. After lifting a little with the knife you can get your fingers under it. (It makes a horrible cracking noise as you seperate it. But don't worry, be brave. As long as you have removed those 3 screws, it will come away). Carefully lift the keyboard up and you will see the ribbon cable conector. It has a hinged flap that holds the cable in place. Lift this up and remove the cable and keyboard. Just above the keyboard cable connector is a small rectangled hole. If you look in there you will see another plug. It conne... Read more

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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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I bought this latest 8th generation laptop in January 2018 and for first 4 months I did not use it. As I began using it, it started flickering the screen. Initially I thought it?s a Windows issue so I did reset it, but the problem did not solve. So, I sent it to Lenovo, which wasted my 15 days. When I received it, i worked perfectly fine for 1 week. I did not want to ran into issues again so I stopped using its 2-in-1 mode, just used it very gently.  Now, after 1 week it has started screen flickering again which is becoming worse leading to jamming the screen and you cannot perform any task. I don?t want to send it to Lenovo again to waste my 15 days, because I sure it will only work for 1 week and then I will be back to same situation again.This is not the Windows issue as it happens on BIOS too. I am fed-up with this now and want to sue Lenovo for making such faulty laptops and advertising them as great laptops.Please advise how should I proceed.Thanks

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Hai

I am using a Ideapad Z580 with Windows 8.1 64 bit.
All was working fine.
But I formatted the C drive and reinstalled my Windows 8.1 OS.
Then I installed all my drivers.
After a reboot the screen started to jump(flickering).The top part of the screen(small portion) is appearing and disappearing in the bottom area.
I tried to change the refresh rate.But it is locked in 60,and no other options are available.

What could be the possible problem and is there any solution????

A:Ideapad Z580 screen flickering

Are you using the lenovo driver from here? Intel Video Driver for Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64 bit) - IdeaPad Z380, Z480, Z580 - Lenovo Support (US)

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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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Hi all, I purchased my U530 Touch laptop in January of 2015, then about a year later I had the infamous "broken hinge" issue that a lot of these laptops seem to suffer from. I sent it in to Lenovo and had it fixed though, and haven't had any other issue with it until now. The problem I am now experiencing is a very noticable flickering that moves from the bottom to the top of the screen. Changing the refresh rate only seems to change the rate at which the flickering moves. I noticed that the glossy black portion of the hinge seemed to have a slighly loose feel, and saw the screen flickering issue go away when I pressed into the hinge in the right place. You can feel and hear the plastic moving when pressing into the hinge. If you fiddle with it enough you can get it to a state where the screen doesn't flicker, but it's not an ideal solution. If the laptop gets even slightly bumped or moved, the flickering will come back. Any help with this issue would be much appreciated.

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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 my Ideapad Y700 in December 2015, so it's half year old. Warranty is 2 years after entering S/N on Lenovo website. Please only reply to this if you are form Lenovo support. Question: Will opening back lid of the laptop to check for connection between screen and rest of the laptop void my warranty ? I suspect it's a cable that got lose, but I would like to be sure if it's worth even checking. Is it ok to open screws to have a look inside or will that void my warranty ? Additional information: Screen blinks even when booting, before operating system and also in BIOS. So it really looks like hardware problem.

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My Lenovo Ideapad Z710 works just fine most of the time, but when I try to play games, first some individual pixels and as time goes on the entire screen starts flickering until it?s almost impossible to play. If I turn off my graphics card, a NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M , it worked fine again. Now first of all, it would be nice to know whether anyone knows what the cause of this first problem is and how to fix it, as I would like to be able to use my regular graphics card when playing (enables me to play on a higher resolution). Added to that, I?ve now noticed that on other games, there is a flickering, without the pixel flickering first, no matter whether or not I deactivate my graphics card. Anyone have an idea where this problem could stem from?

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Hi, I have a problem with the screen of my laptop. Everytime, after I shut down and restart my laptop, i can see a flickering on the bottom right corner of the screen that stays there for over 2 hours and then gradually disapears.Its worth mentioning that if I look closely to the flickering part of the screen, I can also see a shadow of the desktop image (image just before the restarting of the laptop) kinda printed on top of the new one. The flickering is even worse when the system does an automatic update and then restarts. Please note that the flickering happens always after restarting the laptop and it goes away gradually if the screen remains on. This is my first topic. Excuse me if i make any mistake and thank you in advance for any help.

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I am having lenovo Z580 laptop.From some days its display screen is moving up and down.I searched and tried a lot of option but no one is working.One was changing refresh rate.I want to know whether changing refresh rate affects performance or not.Can some one suggest some solution to correct the problem.It will be a great help.I don't want to take it to service center.
 

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Hi All,

I'm trying to fix a flickering screen. I am pretty sure that it is a software related problem. It happened after I formatted and re installed XP professional. The reason I believe its a software issue is that it is not a constant problem. A lot of time it will be flickering and then you open up IE explorer and it immediatly stops. Then when you search something it will come back. It also sometimes happens during start-up so not sure if that means something. I have updated the BIOS based on Compaq website and updated all drivers. I should have mentioned I am talking about a Compaq Presario 2200 Notebook.

The flickering is horizontal lined where if fades dark and light. Sometimes its the entire screen other times its just near the top. Moving the position up and down has no effect on the flickering. (Another reason to think its software related). Also I don't have an external monitor to hook up to and see if it is hardware related unfortunatly.

If there is any questions I would be happy to help and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!

Thanks in advance.
 

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I have bought hp laptop ( HP pavilion 15 au116tx)  two months back.Since then i didn't use this laptop properly . First it had RAM issue. Now when it has ben solved there is this new problem that is SCREEN FLICKERING OR BLINKING PROBLEM. Please provide help.I think choosing hp wasn't a good choice.

A:Screen flickering or blinking issue

Hi!, E_K_T15: Welcome, to HP Forum !.  See, this link ... http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04783131 and/or ... actualize the ultimate versions driver's, from ... http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-15-Notebook-PC-series/10862158/model/131... Note: Many times, the problem, is not with HP. Is Windows with your constant's actualization's. If can, is very important what you desactive automatically upgrade of patches or versions.  

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I got HP Pavillion dv6 series laptop in 8 months back, from one month im getting problem of screen flickering as coloured horizantal lines when i turn on laptop in Battery mode but when i use it by connecting to electricity it is working fine, following are the actions which i applied :

1.I updated Bios,
2.tried by replacing battery with new battery,
3.Reinstalled OS but the problem still persist.

And the warranty period is over.Please help me to overcome this issue.....

A:HP dv6 Login Screen flickering issue !!!!

Sounds to me like there is a grounding fault here that is interfering with the display. Have you tried moving the screen whilst it's on (open/close~up/down) and seeing if the pattern of interference changes?

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I noticed that screen flickering,going black and back to desktop and black again and each time same.I did notice the problem while on battery,currently I'm using it on charger and will see will I get the same issue.So,how do I resolve the problem,is it hardware or software related,and what is causing this?I such feel ashame buying this crap,because after issue with broken screw holders using laptop in tablet mode,now this... 

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Hi, I just bought the Dell Inspiron 2in1 couple of months back and started having the problem of waving / flickering of screen. This flickering is more towards right side of screen and starts from there, but with time moves on to the whole screen. After restart it disappears for some time.
                         When I checked the graphics setting, the refresh rate is set at 60 pHz by default. When I changed the refresh rate to only other option of 48 pHz, problem is gone for now. Can some suggest what could be the problem, whether it is a software issue or hardware problem. What is the possible fix ? Thanks

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Bumped into this tftcentral.co.uk article by accident. It pretty much explains the intermittent flickering I noticed in my XPS 15 9550. DELL support could not figure that out themselves.
www.tftcentral.co.uk/.../pulse_width_modulation.htm
The temp solution was then to go to my driver colour settings and decrease the contrast and the brightness. Hopefully I will not need to change the settings again.

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do any of you face this screen flickering and blinking issue with your newly bought XPS QHD version ?
kindly share your experience with me  
dell technical support is unable to resolve it in spite of repeated efforts for the past 35 days 

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Hi,

I'm looking for some help diagnosing a flickering screen problem I have with a Sony Vaio laptop. So, it's started happening recently when I turn it on, it flickers as it turns on, then eventually goes all black. Sometimes if I close the screen down it comes back on again for a few seconds. When I re-boot again it always has the same behaviour, flickers and then eventually goes black at some stage, not always at the same stage, sometimes I might get to log on, sometimes not. I've connected to an external monitor and everything works fine.

For me, it's not an inverter issue because I've seen inverter issues before and it was very consistent behaviour, the screen just blacks out consistently and you can see the screen with a torch, in this case, I can't really see screen with or it's very difficult to. If it is ccfl issue, I would've thought that bulb would be gone and that's it, it would just never light up....

One more thing that would indicate ccfl issue to me is if I turn it on and have the screen dimmed to it's lowest it works fine and stays on until I start to brighten it up again and then just goes black.

Any experts out there can diagnose this for me, I'm not sure if it is ccfl issue, and I don't want to go messing with it, I tried to replace a bulb once before and it was a disaster, not an easy process for a half amateur compared to replacing an inverter.


One other point is that there seems to be a... Read more

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Hi Everyone,

my laptop specs :-
15.6" 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 ) InfinityEdge touch, Silver
16GB (2x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Memo ry
NVIDIA GTX960M 2GB DDR5
6th Generation Intel(R) Core ( TM) i7-6700HQ Quad Core (6M Ca che, up to 3.5 GHz)

Received By 25 April 2016
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Warranty Active till March 15, 2018

Client Gold Support / ProSupport
Onsite Service After Remote Diagnosis
Complete Care
XPS Technical Support
Accidental Damage
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My issues with that laptop since i received it with the first start up ;

1- highly Screen Flickering which is hardware issue not software
2- Laptop temperature getting high after start up within 5 minutes especially the screen itself and also feeling it while touching the keyboard.
3- bios reporting an issue with USB which is sometimes work and sometimes not !!!!! which mean sometimes the laptop read the USB and sometimes not !!

** i tried all solutions over internet with formatting laptop and upgrade/downgrade bios and install latest bios version and many many articles/ forums but i do see that many users had issues with that model too

i can confirm that my laptop is defected and i need to replace it !

So please i need someone from dell to resolve my case because I'm fully tired from Dell

keep informed that my laptop issue started since 2014 ( yes I'm not kidding and i can provide you with all details to check that from your side ... Read more

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Hi there, I bought a Lenovo Yoga 910, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD 4K laptop in September 2017. I've had no major issues with it until the past few days. What is happening is that when I'm watching a video, on seemingly any player, after a while the screen starts going crazy, it's fairly hard to describe so I'll link a video to it. https://sendvid.com/eoi9k12k Once that starts to happen, any time I mouse over anything the screen flickers, and anytime I open anything (e.g. an internet tab/the start menu) it goes back to the original freak out style. If I manage to minimise everything and sit on the home screen with the mouse not touching any icons then the screen is fine.  I feel like there was an update fairly recent prior to this starting, so whether that is the cause or not I'm not sure. I'm a standard computer user, so for information that is required I'll likely need pointing out how exactly I go about finding said information or performing said task if it's not pretty basic.  Thanks in advance for any advice.  

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I experienced screen freezing problem and overheating, I need to close and reopen the lid to make the mouse move.  I tried to resolve this issue by reinstalling the OS. Unfortunately, after reinstalling OS, I got a new issue: screen flickering. It happened just entering the windows and randomly when using. Screen freezing seems solved but the new issue comes. By the way, the keyboard still very hot though I am in a room with AC.  

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I bought this laptop back in September-ish of 2014. It runs perfectly fine still and always has but the image on my screen has been a problem since probably December of 2014. I know that seems ridiculous for me to just now be bringing it up but I honestly dont use it that often and only for pleasure so I always put it off and forgot about it.

The screen basically flickers blue in certain spots. Corners of windows, icons, links, etc. Its almost as if it was highlighted... I am not sure what it is. Sometimes it randomly goes away but then comes back within a few days.

If i do a screen grab of the blue flickering it doesnt appear in the jpg. So i took a picture with my cell phone. I uploaded that pic as well as my system specs to this thread.

Anyone please help lol....Bestbuy within 10 minutes told me it would cost me $200 for a new screen without even doing anything besides comestically looking at the screen and laptop. HP has been beyond awful in their "support"

 

A:HP Laptop Blue flickering screen issue!

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I still can't use my touchpad.  I've tried driver updates, checked f6 but still nothing.  Due to the limited number of usb ports I need the touch pad to work.  Even when the touchpad is not turned off (f6) there is no synaptics drives listed in device manager.  Even when I run Lenovo's system check for upadate it does not identify that it is missing.  Also, from what I can tell there isn't even a serivce listed in Computer Management for the touchpad / synaptics. Please provide me with a solution as quickly as possible.  Thank you.  Peter D

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Hi there guys,
I have a problem with my screen flickering? going up and down, whenever I do something. I mean I thought it was just whenever I was using my browser, but it happens whenever I play games or anything is happening ont he screen. It's not consistent, but it keeps doing it, I tried formatting my PC, changing the monitors and cables but the problem is still there and it's bugging me to no end! and I have no idea what to do with it. Could anyone help me? I beg of thee!
 

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This seems to be  a problem with many yoga 730-13 users, My screen keeps flickering, to a point where i constantly have to adjust my screen to stabilize the screen. Sometime it gets unbearable to a point where I cannot even use my laptop anymore. This has happened to me previously and at first i installed the new BIOS update and did whatever Lenovo told me to do, but it did not work. Eventually, my laptop would not turn on for some reason. I did send it back for repair, and the laptop seemed to be working fine for that first week, then the screen flickering issue happened again. At this point, I am lost at what to do? has anyone else found a solution to this problem? is there a way lenovo could possibly recall this model, or atleast give our money back since this seems to be a manufacturer issue?

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I just received my XPS 15 4K/i7/512 GB laptop at my first start up i noticed below mentioned issues
1. White flickering dots while booting (DELL logo).
2. Too much screen flickering (display goes black and returns). 2-3 times in under 5 secs.
3. Updated BIOS and other drivers. (System drivers are all up-to-date).
4. Everytime screen flickers mouse returns to the centre of the screen and brightness varies around 14% even though i set it to 100%.
Need a fix as soon as possible. Laptop is completely unusable.

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recently, my screen has been flickering as if it was static. at this point, i think ive figured it out its some sort of cable issue in the screen because it occurs when i move the screen. is there a way for me to fix this? i don't know how to dissasemble the screen, is there any specific steps i should take? any other suggestions? thanks

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I bought an Hp notebook AU003TX..Second day of purchase I found my notebook's screen flickering and it was uncertain,it occurs may be one time or two times a day. Called the tech support no they told me to ON it in BIOS mode and it. was flickering in BIOS mode also so they said it's an hardware prblm we will send an engineer.Engineer arrived and in first half hr he said there is no prblm bt after some time flickering occurred and he said there may be some problem.I demanded DOA BT they denied and said there is no hardware issue drivers has to be updated so I got it replaced from my dealer and the previous notebook when checked drivers were already updated.Now after 4-5days again the same issue was found in my new notebook.Now service people says window or drivers has to be updated and these are already updated.They took the notebook and after two days returned saying there is no issue however the tech support says there is hardware problem as screen is flickering even in BIOS mode. The case has been closed and the problem is not solved yet.

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Had this Sager np2740 laptop and it has had lot of issues. When i first got it, it was great. Battery was good and everything. After having the laptop for a bit, my battery went bad. Had that Red X mark on it. I bought a new battery replacement which was expensive. Had to go to repair shop to install battery on laptop because you had to open laptop in order to put battery in.


After that, battery went bad and had that Red X mark ever since. Then recently my laptop flickers a lot the screen. Like rainbow color. Now theres a black line there. But if i move screen up or down, it goes green or yellow etc. The thing though is i connect my laptop to an external monitor so i dont have this issue with my main screen. Thus it would be impossible to use my laptop by itself because of the blurry lines.


Since I'm out of warranty... this is with xoticpc, what can i do about this case? Go to a repair shop and see what they can do about it? The thing is if i need a replacement part, wouldn't i need to order from sager/xoticpc for this issue? I have had nothing but issues with this laptop once the battery first ran out.

A:Laptop Flickering Screen And Huge Issue with Clicking

I also had another issue related to this. Earlier when i was trying to click on things on my laptop screen... it kept asking me if i want to delete this program from computer. Example i would left click on a program on my desktop or click on my pictures or documents.
I click no and then i had this message show up over and over again where I cannot X it out. Had to been like that message popping up over and over again. I assume this is related to the screen flickering? Example i would use my mouse and click on programs on my desktop or my documents etc left clicking it like normal. It would then have the popup are you sure you want to delete file and send to recycle bin. Basically i click no but that same message keep popping up over and over again. When i got control alt delete, you see it has like 50 processes that say program isn't responding or something like that. Only way to get rid of this is to restart my laptop or shutdown then start it up again.
And when i do restart laptop or close it and start up, it would have this message with black screen and have option to click Enter where it says Window 7. Like asking which program to start up. Does anyone know what this is?

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Hi all,
I've recently bought a Dell 7559 refurbished, with the Intel core i5 and GTX 960m. Within a day or two of use, the screen began to flicker upon booting up or waking from sleep mode, and it seems that the longer the laptop was in sleep/off mode, the worse the flickering is upon booting up. I've been trying to figure out what's going on, I've updated all drivers and such from the Dell support page, but nothing seems to fix this issue. Does anyone know what's going on? I'm certainly bummed out to have run into this issue within just days of buying the product. I've uploaded a youtube video to try and show what's going on.
https://youtu.be/aqlVhBjYVkE

A:Dell 7559 screen/display flickering issue

Hi DukeBaluk,
I’d suggest that you update BIOS on your computer to check for issue resolution. Please enter your service tag # on the link below, then download the BIOS from BIOS section onto the system and install it.
http://dell.to/18r60nI
Also, we will have to perform the ‘LCD BIST’ (Built in Self-test) on the computer. Please follow the steps mentioned below to run the “LCD BIST’.

Turn of the computer.
Press and hold down the ‘D’ key on the keyboard and press the Power button.
You will see different colors on the LCD screen. Please check if the issue reoccurs on the screen.

In addition, please connect the system to an external monitor and check if the issue reoccurs.

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Hi...I am hoping to get some guidance on an issue that I am having.  We bought my daughter a Yoga 730 for college in July and she started experiencing issues with the screen flickering to the point she cannot use it except for in tablet mode.  In tablet mode she says it does not flicker at all but it is harder for her to use (and she honestly should be able to use it as a laptop also..that is why we chose the Yoga).  I purchased it via Amazon and their tech support sent links to update the BIOS etc. which my daughter has done but the flicker continues. My problem(s) are these 1) Get the flicker issue resolved.  Since it works fine in tablet mode it most likely is not a software issue and I have read quite a few posts online about the wire to the display being pinched but need someone who knows about these things to take a look at it and resolve the issue.  2) She is at college 13 hours away and needs to use her laptop on a daily basis for school.  The 13 hours means I cannot drive over to her dorm and take a look at it and her need to use it means she cannot go without a machine for long. If someone could provide some insight into how Lenovo typically handles these types of issues and what type of turnaround time she can expect?  There is a warranty place near where she is at school and that might help with the shipping time etc. but not sure. Thanks in advance....

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Hi again,I have a question to Lenovo V310-15 owners. I am using Windows 10 and Intel HD Graphics 520 variant (i3). When i set brightness to 0%, the backlight is flickering. Am I the only one with this issue? Please check that.


























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I've seen some other posts for different models about similar issues, but it doesn't seem like mine really falls within the same problems as the others. If I am wrong, please let me know as I would love to have this fixed once and for all. Starting in September 2018, after moving, my M93z all-in-one screen got some lines in it, and it would flicker depending on where on the screen windows were placed. If white colors were behind the lines, it didn't like that. If it was black, it wouldn't flicker, but the lines were still there. I started using an external monitor exclusively. Fast forward to August 2019. I move again, this time from Boston to Sarasota, FL. The M93z rode on its side on the floor in the front passenger seat of my car which was on a trailer being towed by a 26' UHAUL truck. When I boot up the PC after the move, the screen is cured! It works like a charm for a month. But starting today, it is back to how it was. No, it didn't sustain any big bumps or shocks since it was set up in its current position. Only difference is that I left it on overnight to update to the latest version of Windows. When I woke up, the lines were back. I have opened it back when this issue first happened, jiggled cables around, nothing seems to affect it. I was about to buy a new screen for it until it fixed itself back in August 2019. Anyway, any help is appreciated. Thank you. PS: Pictures of the screen are attached...the "quality" of the lines seem t... Read more

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Hi, I bought a T480s back in December 2018 and have noticed this problem in the title for quite a while now. I'm running the following: Processor: i7-8650UNo MX150Graphics: Intel UHD 620Screen: WQHDMultiple times throughout the day my screen will flicker or momentarily black out sections (typically the bottom portion) of it. It doesn't happen as often when fewer applications are open, but it still occurs even then. It doesn't appear to be a hardware issue, given that I've tried moving the laptop back and forth, shook it gently etc. to try to reproduce the strange behavior.I tried updating the Intel drivers only for the problem to worsen -- updating the driver to the November version (25.x something) caused the computer to additionally black out the screen entirely at times, which could only be resolved by putting the laptop to sleep and waking it up again! I've decided to install version 24.20.100.6223 of the Intel 620 UHD driver, and I'm hoping it works without a hitch, but has anyone else had and resolved this sort of issue before? Or if some Lenovo staff are around, is there a solution? I'd really like to send it back for a replacement but my schedule won't allow me and I'd be out of a laptop for work.

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Hi!Have an issue that the screen is flickering. Usually the bottom half and its seems to stop when I turn of wifi (flight mode) . I have tried different drivers and made sure the Bios is updated to the latest version.  It comes and goes and get more intense in certain situations but always stops directly when I turn on flight mode. Tried with different combos of WIFI (abgn) but only turning it off seems to work.  It can begin after a few minutes or an hour and can go away for hours and then come back.  For me it seems as its insufficent sheilding or something like that.   Is there some driver that can solve this or is it an hardware issue? I really like this machine but its really anoying with an error like this!  I have been reading and can see that I'm not the only one with this issue.  

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Laptop screen flickering? - YouTube <-- Cellphone vid of the screen flicker

So a year or so ago I had to send my laptop off to Staples Business Depot where I got it to have my screen fixed. It would randomly start flickering black and loseing picture before coming back. Sometimes It wouldnt come back for a few minutes or at all until shutdown.

After staples was done looking at it they just backed up and reset my laptop. This is what was said:

"Comprehensive hardware test performed. No trouble found with testing.

Video issue was only recreated inside Windows & tested ok outside of Windows. May have been a driver conflict / software incompatibility

A complementary factory re-installation was completed to ensure the system is performing to manufacturer design.

Repair completed and final testing passed. External cleaning performed. Returning to store for Customer pick-up"

And honestly that fixed it for the time being but now the issue is starting again. Same thing, has only happened once or twice but now I have no warrenty left to have it repaired.

Thus far it has only happened while I am on my desktop or using google chrome. It hasnt happened while playing any games yet but it did previously when the issue first started.
Laptop is an Asus X73S
Intel i7 @ 2.2GHz
Nvidia 610m (all drivers up to date)
8gb RAM
One 290GB hdd, one 380GB hdd.

Ive had a few windows updates the last few days that have installed on shutdown. The issue first started on May 21st... Read more

A:Screen flickering, was told it is driver conflict or software issue?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Please see this,
Windows Update Posting Instructions

You might also see the status and uninstall these updates,
KB3021917
KB3035583
Then use clean up system files inside Disk cleanup.
Disk Cleanup : Extended

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Okay great machine when its working, after 10 months screen started with White flickering screen, returned under warranty and LCD Module replaced. 1 month later same problem and shop tech guy had a look said it was an update issue and it appeared to be okay for the next 5 months, now its worse than the first time as the screen also goes between totally Black or flashing White screen. Using an external screen as it?s the only way I can access laptop, I searched this forum and done all the recommended fixes such as checking windows updates, Bios and Driver updates, also the one on starting up in safe-mode to check screen all with no resolution. What I have noticed is that when started from cold it works fine but after a couple off minuets it starts to flicker then after about 5 min screen goes totally. Possible heat or expansion issue? Now from what I have gleaned from the forum, this indicates a hardware issue, question is what or where in the hardware is the problem as this appears to be a common fault and you would expect Lenovo to have somewhere a more definitive explanation and how its fixed. Or is the screen connector the problem after reading the comments on this video [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmSeKcFg3xU] and was replacing the LCD Module a red hearing and was re-fixing the connector during the repair, is what fixed the flickering screen?

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Okay great machine when its working, after 10 months screen started with White flickering screen, returned under warranty and LCD Module replaced. 1 month later same problem and shop tech guy had a look said it was an update issue and it appeared to be okay for the next 5 months, now its worse than the first time as the screen also goes between totally Black or flashing White screen. Using an external screen as it?s the only way I can access laptop, I searched this forum and done all the recommended fixes such as checking windows updates, Bios and Driver updates, also the one on starting up in safe-mode to check screen all with no resolution. What I have noticed is that when started from cold it works fine but after a couple off minuets it starts to flicker then after about 5 min screen goes totally. Possible heat or expansion issue? Now from what I have gleaned from the forum, this indicates a hardware issue, question is what or where in the hardware is the problem as this appears to be a common fault and you would expect Lenovo to have somewhere a more definitive explanation and how its fixed. Or is the screen connector the problem after reading the comments on this video [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmSeKcFg3xU] and was replacing the LCD Module a red hearing and was re-fixing the connector during the repair, is what fixed the flickering screen?

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My encrypted Thinkpad T470 (2yrs old) has suddenly begun "crashing" during use. This doesn't seem to be triggered by any particular programs or user behaviour that I can identify, and once it happens it will occur again relatively soon if I restart it without a long rest. What happens is that the screen goes black, and white boxes flicker in and out. Sometimes I see white lines near the top, which I associate with graphics card issues, but I've never seen this white boxes pattern before. The laptp will not project on an external monitor, so it's not just a display issue. It does not fully shut down when this happens, but rather requires a force quit in order to restart. It restarts normally until it crashes again. Any ideas on what is happening here? Am I on the right track to suspect graphics card issues? Thanks.

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Hello everybody, I want to apologize for my English grammar in advanced. I recently faced this problem with my laptop, which is Lenovo ideapad 310-15isk. Laptop freezes while browsing so randomly and rarely (once in 2-3 weeks). When it freezes, the screen goes black but not completely, the screen is still flashing light from it but buttons like CapsLk or Num Lock freezes also, I cant turn them on or off. Also, the only way to "unfreeze" the laptop is only by pushing the button. What is more, I am not sure this problem is caused by high temperature because when I check it, CPU is usually up to 33 - 41 ēC.  What could be the problem and would I be able to solve it myself? Thanks for your answers! 

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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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