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Yoga 2 Pro Screen flickering to black frequently after upgrade to Windows 10

2015-09-07, 14:51 PM

Good day,

 

I bought my Yoga2pro a year back and it has worked marvalously for me. 

 

Recently, I upgraded to Windows 10 and have been facing frequent screen black outs. The screen would flicker and black out completely, before coming back alive again. 

 

This has been occuring pretty frequently. 

Would love for a solution, as the laptop's a beauty. Any advice? 

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Screen flickering to black frequently after upgrade to Windows 10

2015-09-08, 12:03 PM

Dear calvinchia,

 

Welcome in lenovo community,

 

Kindly follow the below steps

 

1-open task manager

2-Run new task

2-type ( msconfig )

4-go to ( services tab )

5-Scroll until you find 2 tasks that need to be stopped

A- Windows Error Report Service

B-Problem Reports and Solution Control Panel Support

6-Disable these by unchecking the box next to it >> Click Apply >>Click OK >> restart the machine 

 

Regards

Joseph

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Screen flickering to black frequently after upgrade to Windows 10

2015-09-08, 17:02 PM

SEJoseph

 

Disabling those tasks did not work for me. 

 

On 8/31/15 I updated the BIOS from Lenovo, installed the latest Graphics and WiFi drivers directly from Intel (the ones on the Lenovo site are NOT the latest) and made sure all of the WIN 10 updates were run.  The problem is reduced, but still flickers to black on occasion.

 

This thread suggests that it may be an energy saver confict.  I will have to observe to see if it only happens on battery power.

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/Yoga-2-Pro-amp-Windows-10-Screen-Flashing-bug-when-on-battery/td-p/2160491

 

 

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Screen flickering to black frequently after upgrade to Windows 10

2015-09-11, 21:29 PM

I have fixed the problem!!! Mine was only doing it on battery power and sometimes while plugged in  but once I installed the correct driver I've been running it on battery power with absolutely no issues. The site link for the driver is in this article and also in the most recent comments! You can also read on what the major issues were with the Intel Driver Update Utility and the recommended graphics driver on the Lenovo site. Try the fix and update me if this works for you!

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Screen flickering to black frequently after upgrade to Windows 10

2015-09-11, 21:30 PM
This fix is not the problem the problem is with driver compatibility. I've addressed the fix and tested it with success. You can find it in my article because I can't sit here and type this all out again.
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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Screen flickering to black frequently after upgrade to Windows 10

2015-09-11, 21:36 PM

For everyone reading this! I was having the same issue and was working with one of my readers trying different things to address the problem. I have found the issue and it is a driver compatibility issue. The Lenovo site does not offer the latest driver you need. The problem is addressed with a link to the Intel site to get the driver necessary you will need to do a clean install which means uninstalling the original driver and installing the new one. I've been running on battery power for an hour now with no flashes. You can find the link in two sections of the article and in the most recent comments here

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Screen flickering to black frequently after upgrade to Windows 10

2015-09-11, 22:54 PM

"running on battery power for an hour"

 

As stated previously, I've done the driver update from Intel, not Lenovo.  After an extended period on battery (> 1 hr), the Yoga screen started flashing rapidly again.  Plugging in the power cord stopped the flashing immediately.  So, this is still an issue for me.

 

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Screen flickering to black frequently after upgrade to Windows 10

2015-09-12, 2:02 AM
The graphics driver version you should have ends in 4279. The Intel driver update utility will NOT install this version. I'm already in contact with Intel over the discrepancy.
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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Screen flickering to black frequently after upgrade to Windows 10

2015-09-16, 1:38 AM
I am having this issue to.

My screen has never seem to working 100% since I bought the laptop.

I am also experiencing issues when my yoga 2 pro is in tablet mode. Everything is extremely laggy when in tablet mode. And there will be times I open the lid and the screen changes to portrait.

Any ideas? Still within a year since I bought it, not sure what the mfg warranty is...
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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Screen flickering to black frequently after upgrade to Windows 10

2015-09-22, 15:00 PM
Screen flickering and banding is a well known issue with Intel's display drivers for Yoga 2 Pro in both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

This can be easily fixed with turning OFF the PANEL SELF REFRESH option in Intel display driver control panel, in Power options. That's all.

Lenovo's customized Intel's display drivers don't even have this option, so the flickering doesn't happen with Lenovo's drivers. But Lenovo never updates its drivers, so it's better to download latest Intel's drivers and turn off the Panel self refresh option.

But since Panel self refresh option lowers the power consumption on battery for almost entire 1 watt, turning it off is a noticeable tradeoff...
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