04-10-2014 12:17 PM
I'm having an issue with my Lenovo Y510p laptop. The display kind of flutters and pulses on flat colours. If I'm playing a video game or something its hard to notice, but it's most noticeable on flat grey colours, but it's noticable on every colour if you look hard enough. Customer service said this might be a driver issue, but i highly doubt that. Any one have any fixes on this problem or run into the same problem? I'm a U.S. customer, and my laptop came from china, in case that makes any difference.
04-10-2014 01:42 PM
I dont think that the laptop shipping from a different place makes a difference.
Although coming to your problem, Have you tried to completely uninstall all graphics drivers and re-installing them?
you should try that and only then you can say whether it is caused by the drivers or not.
Corrupt drivers can definitely cause a flickering screen. Other reasons are bad screen, bad graphics card etc.
04-10-2014 02:14 PM - edited 04-10-2014 02:15 PM
Ok, I am supposing you did ONLY a Re-install and not a clean install.
Clean Install Steps -
1. Disable your Display Adapter in the Control Manager under Device managment.
(Restart your system and check if the problem persists, if not then problem is definitely with your graphics drivers)
2. Go to Programs and Features and Uninstall all Drivers. Restart.
3. Now, start up, download and Install the graphics Drivers.
4. Restart system and verify if problem persists.
If you still face the problem, contact Lenovo support to repair your laptop.
Also, Clean Install is very important since your old drivers could already be corrupted and only re-writing them doesnt necessary solve the problem.
04-10-2014 02:40 PM
04-10-2014 05:21 PM
Alright, it was the Intel 4600 driver looks like, once i uninstalled it, the pulsing stopped. I thought it would be a hardware issue with like a wire or something being knocked around while being shipped.... Anyways thanks for the help!
05-30-2014 11:45 PM
Have the exact same problem. I think it's connected with the Inversion (pixel walk) of the display. Flickering should occure but IT SHOULD NOT BE SO BAD! My GF crappy HP has better responding display, my old Lenovo y450 has better responce and ZERO fliker. This display has flicker even on white background (right now while I'm typing). It's like it's floating or something.
Just got mine from repare service by Lenovo (my mother board was toasted). I did explain the problem with few others - microphone was randomly working (upon sleep/turn on), touch pad was moving by itself and keboard was adding extra key strokes from time to time. All fixed except the display (and probably the keyboard... can't tell yet). Everyone sees it flickers... even in the store I bought it. Actually this is the second machine since I returned the first one for that reason and got new one.
Dear Lenovo, I'm a programmer for 14 years and this is the second machine I bought from you for a year or so. Please advice how should I proceed with this problem. I spend like 10-14 hours a day infront of my computer and this is serious issue for my health and sight.
Also I've sent my machine for repare on 23.04.2014 and received it on 29.05.2014 (more than a month). Don't want new machine want this fixed.