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Jayhoff98
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Yoga 900 Screen Flicker Problem

I have owned my Lenovo Yoga 900 series for nearly 6 months now.  Yet, recently, every few minutes or so, my computer screen flickers and looks as if a virus is "glitching" my screen.  In other words, the screen flickers and goes black, then turns on again.  Luckily, nothing on the notebook is harmed internally or beyond just the screen turning on and off.  But, this is a very concerning and irritating problem to have.  I am not sure how to assess this issue or how to fix it but would appreciate some advice.

 

Best,

Jake

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Re: Yoga 900 Screen Flicker Problem

I just got a Yoga 910 and I have the same issue. Very annoying and along with a battery gauge issue, it may cause me to abandon my Yoga venture.

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Re: Yoga 900 Screen Flicker Problem


@Jayhoff98 wrote:

I have owned my Lenovo Yoga 900 series for nearly 6 months now.  Yet, recently, every few minutes or so, my computer screen flickers and looks as if a virus is "glitching" my screen.  In other words, the screen flickers and goes black, then turns on again.  Luckily, nothing on the notebook is harmed internally or beyond just the screen turning on and off.  But, this is a very concerning and irritating problem to have.  I am not sure how to assess this issue or how to fix it but would appreciate some advice.

 

Best,

Jake


Hi Jayholf98,

 

Welcome to the Forum.

 

Please try to disable the "Panel Self Refresh"  option  from the Graphics Utility; Options; Power ; Battery.

After this I would update the graphic drivers of your unit from our support site.

 

This should resolve the issue, please let us know how it works.

 

Regards.  

mkitten
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Re: Yoga 900 Screen Flicker Problem

I have the same issue. I would like to try this but can't find the "Graphics Utility".

 

I have had the issue for 2 years intermittently. I use an external screen to expand the view and often, the laptop will only recongise the external screen, not even showing the resident one in the display settings unless I reboot. As for flickering, I experience 4 states: it can be either working fine, or once about every 10 seconds, or twice a second, or the screen turns completely off (here is still backlight). It flickers in safe mode and the task manager flickers too. The external screen doesn't flicker.

 

I have tried to uninstall the display driver in safe mode to no avail.

 

It seems to be a hardware issue. I wonder if it is related to the Power button: it sometimes doesn't turn on the laptop. I have to unplug the power cable first before it reacts. Lately, pressing the power button 30 seconds doesn't do a reset anymore: it will turn off but no more light going from white to red as before. Anyone has experienced that? Would emptying the battery potentially help?

 

I don't know what to do. I really want to keep this computer (I like the mandarine colour!). While it has been a problem since the beginning I haven't tried to use the warranty as it was impossible to make the event appear at will. Now it's too late. Are there shops that fix this sort of thing easily in London?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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