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nedeffv
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Yoga 500-15IBD 80N6 Screen flickering on battery

Hi everybody, when I unplug the charger on my yoga 500 the screen starts to flicker like a rave party, I have searched like crazy all over and have found no solution to the problem.

 

Things already tested:

-Unplugging and plugging battery cable.

-Disabling Windows error reporting service and Problem reports and solutions

-Trying to update intel drivers from driver section and intel site.

-Trying to update, and disable realtek hd audio driver.

 

Things to take in account:

-When connected to a second monitor, the new one won't flicker.

-Laptop has warranty voided because of ssd install. (problem still occurs on bios with and withouth an HDD/SSD) so it shouldn't be considered a Windows 10 problem.

-After SSD install, windows update doesn't allow me to update anything. I believe it thinks I'm booting from external hard drive. I cloned the original HDD into the SDD so that shouldn't be happening

-Flickers increase with mouse, cursor and touch.

 

Anybody has a fix for this? I read that a lot of people have this problem but I rarely see fixes.

proof video https://www.dropbox.com/s/gttvhylvggtug7x/2017-05-26%2013.00.00.mov?dl=0

 

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Re: Yoga 500-15IBD 80N6 Screen flickering on battery

Hi, Nedeffv  –

 

Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.

 

While on AC power, Desktop>Right Click>Properties>Settings>Advanced>Monitor. Here, under Monitor settings, set the Screen Refresh Rate to 50 Hertz. After applying these settings, the blinking problem gets fixed.

 

Update us how it goes.

 

 

 

 

Regards,         

 

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nedeffv
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Re: Yoga 500-15IBD 80N6 Screen flickering on battery

Hello,

Thank you for your reply. I tried doing it but the intel driver wont allow me to lower the refresh rate, it's 60hz by default and there's no other option on the list it provides me, only resolution can be changed. Also when I add a "custom" setting with 50hz it says something about bandwidth.

Any tips on how to change it?
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Re: Yoga 500-15IBD 80N6 Screen flickering on battery

Some users reported screen flickering on battery along with random black-screening while the power was on (myself included). Lenovo staff have since issued this statement which has a driver fix, as well as a workaround you might try:

"In response to customer reports of displays or screens turning off on Lenovo systems while in use and running on battery power, Lenovo has released a solution via update to the Intel Management Engine Firmware, v.11.0.0.1176.
 
The Intel ME Firmware has been approved for the following models:
ideapad 300S-14ISK, ideapad 500S-14ISK
Lenovo Edge 2-1580
Lenovo Flex 3-1480, Flex 3-1580,
Yoga 500-14ISK, Yoga 500-15ISK
 
The Intel ME Firmware can be downloaded here: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds105001

 

Update us how it goes.

 

 

 

 

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nedeffv
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Re: Yoga 500-15IBD 80N6 Screen flickering on battery

It didn't allow me to install it, but I had it installed already since I saw that reply on another post.

I also tried new things:

I placed a new hdd and installed windows 8.1, downloaded all drivers again and the problem still occurs.

Since the problem occurs without an ssd or hdd I updated the bios and the problem still exists.

I'm running out of hope for this product or brand itself.
BOTnakke
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Re: Yoga 500-15IBD 80N6 Screen flickering on battery

How do you do that in windows 10?

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