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Registered: ‎05-10-2011
Location: Austria
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Ideapad S205 - display flickering

Just got S205 and see that display  has problem with flickering.

It is specially visible on grey, light-blue and similar colors.


It is not so long on sale, most sold in Germany. And i see at german forums that many people have same problem. Non solution.


- It is not RAM (tested with other, and changing places)

- It is not OS. (tested with Win7 and Knoppix boot  DVD - Linux, slightly less flickering, but still visible)

- It is not AMD drivers. Tested all posible. And all advices for Catalyst settings, non helped. (Linux has same problem !)

- It is not temperature.


I believe simply it is shipped with too cheap LCD display. 


So shame. I love perfomance and keyboard. Keyboard is one of the best i saw in netbooks.


And you can load many heavy apps and use it for a long time. And S205 is just slightly warm. You can´t believe that netbook is so cold. No high temperatures.


So, my question.

What to do ? If i return it back it is 80% chance they will just put same cheap LCD display ?


Some advices please ?


Have to say that this flickering is not just cosmetic problem. It has great impact at health.

If i use netbook for say 2-3 hours and turn my head away, i see waves. Almost as halucinacions. So it is potentially danger to people´s eyes and vision.

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Registered: ‎04-10-2011
Location: Malaysia
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Re: Ideapad S205 - display flickering

hi bbc,

with regards to this, i would advice getting in contact with tech support via the number listed in the link below :

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