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dkopas83
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Registered: ‎02-01-2017
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Ideapad Video Strobe

My Ideapad strobes when I play video, such as my comcast dvr recordings.  The sound continues fine, but the screen strobes and is unwatchable.  It usually happens after watching for 5-10 minutes and the only way to get it to work again is a full restart of the system.  Then I'll get another 5-10 minutes before it happens again.  Any ideas?

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Re: Ideapad Video Strobe

Hello Dkopas83

Thanks for using the Lenovo forums.
It sounds like it could potentially be a hardware issue. Perhaps a component gets too heated, is there any abnormal temps throughout the unit at all?

Try to download the Video and Chipset drivers for the unit from the support page. Make sure to reboot after an update on the unit.


Also, Try a static discharge for this, it may help to resolve the issue or at least get rid of any built up static on the motherboard.

(If the battery is internal, please just skip the remove/replace battery steps.)
1. Turn the unit off
2. Remove the battery and the Mains adapter
3. Press and hold the front power button for 30 seconds
4. Replace the battery and the Mains adapter
5. Turn the unit on as normal


Hope this helps, let us know how you get on.


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