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Display flickers (goes blank) based on power/battery

2010-12-03, 2:30 AM

Hi,

 

I just received my new Thinkpad Edge 14. Whenever I plug in the laptop to the power cord or plug it out, my screen goes blank for a second, and then comes back up. Very weird. 

 

I've tried making the brightness level the same in both settings (power and battery) and I turned off the graphic display management option for "battery" in graphics properties.

 

I would like to see if this can be rectified soon (within my returnable period), or is this is a harbinger of display problems down the road (so, I should return it?)

 

thanks!

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Re: Screen goes blank when trying to connect Ac adaptor

2011-03-15, 0:50 AM

Thanks a lot bananaman.... u saved the day.

now the blinking is gone.

But is there any other solution that we can keep the screen refresh rate 60 Hz and do this...?

 

Anyways thanks a lot bro..

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Re: Display flickers (goes blank) based on power/battery

2010-12-03, 2:33 AM
Forgot to add. I have the i5, 4GB RAM, 64 bit, Intel HD Graphics BR 1004 01Y1, Monitor Thinkpad display 1366X768
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Re: Display flickers (goes blank) based on power/battery

2010-12-03, 2:37 AM

Your description sounds similar to another thread talking about LCDs blanking randomly.  I'm convinced this problem is caused by a faulty LCD lid switch and seems to be quite common in the Edge. The switch is a magnetic sensor and very sensitive.

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Re: Display flickers (goes blank) based on power/battery

2010-12-03, 2:40 AM

Thanks! I did go through that thread. In my case it is not random at all. I remove the power cord - blank and back. I put in the power cord - blank and back. Repeatable patten, very annoying. 

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Re: Display flickers (goes blank) based on power/battery

2010-12-03, 2:41 AM

Likewise, I'm on the verge of returning it.  Hate to, cause I like it.

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Screen goes blank when trying to connect Ac adaptor

2011-03-12, 4:32 AM

Hello,

I got my new Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 14" laptop. The probem is when ever i'm trying to coneect or disconnect the AC adaptor the screen goes blank for 2 seconds and comes back to normal again. 

Is this normal with every other Thinkpad Edge?

If not Please suggest me solution to solve this issue.....!

 

Thanks in advance...

Paul

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Screen goes blank when trying to connect Ac adaptor

2011-03-12, 4:32 AM
USB-C: Just cos it fits don't mean it works.
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Re: Screen goes blank when trying to connect Ac adaptor

2011-03-14, 9:51 AM

Hi paulbhushan, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!

 

Try binaryspiral's solution:

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T400-screen-blinks-when-AC-power-is-connected-or-disconnected/m-p/208001#M22587

 

Hope this helps!

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Re: Screen goes blank when trying to connect Ac adaptor

2011-03-15, 0:50 AM

Thanks a lot bananaman.... u saved the day.

now the blinking is gone.

But is there any other solution that we can keep the screen refresh rate 60 Hz and do this...?

 

Anyways thanks a lot bro..

0 person found this solution to be helpful.

This helped me too

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Re: Screen goes blank when trying to connect Ac adaptor

2011-03-15, 10:53 AM

Hi paulbhushan, Glad that worked!

 

As far as I know that's just how the graphics works, and there is no way to stop the temporary blackout when changing refresh rates.

 

What is it that works for you at 60Hz but not at 50Hz? I have to admit that for everything I do 50Hz or 60Hz makes no difference.

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