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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎03-14-2012
Location: England
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S205 Lines flicker on screen

Hey there.

 

My lenovo s205 was purchased earlier today.

 

Model number is s205 - 1038

 

4GB RAM

E300 - 1.3GHz APU + Radeon GFX

Windows 7 64 bit

 

Essentially, every so often I get one or more thin lines flickering horizontally on the screen in various different places.

 

I have seen various solutions such as installing AMD Catalyst and uninstalling powerplay (?), but as a new machine I would expect it to work perfectly brand new, and do not fancy messing round with it.

 

I found reducing the resolution helps a small amount, but the lines still flicker occasionally, and I want to use the full resolution.

 

Any ideas will be much appreciated!

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Posts: 13,431
Registered: ‎12-07-2009
Location: Česká Republika
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Re: S205 Lines flicker on screen

hi jollyjoe321

not sure but it sounds like ram issue. can you check if the rams work fine first?

http://www.memtest.org/

http://www.krasotaiskusstva.com
Paper Tape
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Location: England
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Re: S205 Lines flicker on screen

Only available downloads I can see are for bootable USB sticks, and I do not particuarly want to do this.

 

Any other methods of testing the RAM?

Paper Tape
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Location: England
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Re: S205 Lines flicker on screen

This issue is a very well known one, but lenovo have not yet posted a solution.

Punch Card
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎03-09-2012
Location: Greece
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Re: S205 Lines flicker on screen

I have the same problem e450 2+2gb ram win 7 64-bit and win 8 64-bit. Tested memtest and found no problem. It doesn't happen on 3d or when playing a movie but on desktop when opening a window, firefox etc. It usually fixes when i shut down the computer and restart it.. I've tried different catalyst drivers and powerplay status with no luck eliminating the problem.
Paper Tape
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Location: England
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Re: S205 Lines flicker on screen

Machine is rebooted and has noot flickered all day.

 

Initial flickering occured yesterday when netbook was located next to a few lithium polymer batteries - possible cause?

Paper Tape
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Location: England
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Re: S205 Lines flicker on screen

Lines flickering again :\

 

Really do not know whats happening.

 

Feel a bit unsure about sending it back, price was good. 

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Posts: 13,431
Registered: ‎12-07-2009
Location: Česká Republika
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Re: S205 Lines flicker on screen

could be loose cable. is it possible to record a video or take a photo when it happens?

http://www.krasotaiskusstva.com
Paper Tape
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Location: England
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Re: S205 Lines flicker on screen

As it happens ver randomly, it is difficult for me to capture it on my screen, however, someone as posted a video on youtube that is the same issue as mine.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdipBbRzjSc

 

Lines tend to be in the same spot/area. 

Fanfold Paper
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Registered: ‎01-23-2012
Location: uk
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Re: S205 Lines flicker on screen

It was only solved for little while, back in august 2011. The flickering restarted after win 7 updates jan-feb 2012. it is very intermittent. one moment the screen is fine and next it flickers like crazy. I doubt this problem will ever be solved. I would return netbook to the store if you can.