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p1 gen 3 screen blinks

2020-09-11, 22:50 PM

Hi, all, 

got P1 gen3, after update with the latest win10 patch and drivers, i notice the screen occasionally blinks.  the speed is like our human eye blinking...

 

very annoying, I disabled intel screen flash rate and power save already, but it still persists...

 

I found a similar issue here

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile-Workstations/Screen-Flickering-on-P1-gen-2/m-p/5014134

 

 

my temporary 'fix' is: goto bios, select use discrete graphics only.

after reboot, the blinks disappears...

 

is this more like Intel driver issue or hardware issue?

 

thx

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Re:p1 gen 3 screen blinks

2020-09-12, 20:27 PM

let me add one more detail...

 

this happens when intel graphics is enabled AND I am using my own newly purchased WD 1tb ssd....

 

It doesnt matter if I re-install win10 fresh and then load it with lenovo driver. screen can blink...

 

 

I then swapped back the samsung ssd shipped with this machine, and loaded it with lenovo driver, no blink at all, regardless whether intel graphics is enabled or disabled in BIOS...

 

 

considering that SSD and RAM are up gradable by user, can lenovo take a look into it?

really like this machine dont want to end up returning....

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Re:p1 gen 3 screen blinks

2020-09-13, 7:54 AM

Hello,

 

I do not have a ThinkPad P1 gen 3 myself, but I am wondering if you have tried downloading the recovery media for it and using that to perform a clean install to the Western Digital SSD?

 

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Re:p1 gen 3 screen blinks

2020-09-17, 18:27 PM

All, some update...

 

what i found is the intel graphics pre-installed on lenovo SSD has the screen panel refresh option UNDER PLUG IN...

 

HOWEVER, 

this screen panel refresh option for 'when-plugged-in'  is not there if you re-install win10 from MS, and install lenovo's graphics driver using Vantage.

the screen refresh option is only available under  'on-battery' , but not 'when plugged in'... 

 

 

Finally, nail this down...OMG... can lenovo take a look and work with Intel to resolve? 

 

We are not breaking law to install win10 from MS and then install driver from lenovo website,

 

Thank you

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Re:p1 gen 3 screen blinks

2020-09-18, 3:51 AM

Hi!

 

I just got an X1 Extreme gen 3 and I am having the same blinking issue!

 

I dowloaded all of the updates on the Lenovo Vantage and all of the updates for Windows using Windows update and the screen kept blinking! I then called Lenovo Support, but they installed the drivers manually from their support website and it is STILL blinking. I went on Reddit to ask people and they mentioned that the Intel Graphics Command Center has a function to disable the Panel Refresh on battery and plugged in, but I only see the "on battery" option. 

 

I am losing my mind! The Lenovo Rep said that since I am well within my 30 days of buying this that I can return this laptop and get a new one, so I am going to do that, but I dont think its a hardware issue.

 

Do you have a way you can help me? Have you figured out a good way to solve this? Is it an intel issue or a microsoft issue or a lenovo issue? I am confused and would love your help!

 

Thank you!

 

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Re:p1 gen 3 screen blinks

2020-09-18, 12:43 PM

DKC69

 

It may have to do with software/driver

 

Already returned and got a new one, SAME here.

 

So, apparently, it's not hardware, but software

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Re:p1 gen 3 screen blinks

2020-09-18, 17:30 PM
So how do we get this fixed? Did you find a way to get this fixed by any chance?
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Re:p1 gen 3 screen blinks

2020-09-18, 17:44 PM

still probing...

 

or brutally:

 

DISABLE intel graphics in BIOS, use nvidia graphics only   LMAO

 

by this route, if you are always plug in at home, no issue, otherwise, 5-10W more power consumption when you are on battery

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Re:p1 gen 3 screen blinks

2020-09-19, 23:03 PM

Hi!

 

I too have a similar problem with my X1 extreme Gen 3 but for now I am only seeing it when on battery power.

 

I only got my laptop yesterday though and could only use it for a few hours today and yesterday so maybe I would notice the same problem plugged in too but as of now it was only present while on battery power...

 

I tried turning off "Panel Self Refresh" as was suggested here and reddit and it did not work...

 

Thinking the problem might still be power saving related I turned off "Extend Battery Life for Gaming" and the problem has not been back yet...

 

When the flashing problem occurred I was not doing any gaming at all but I figured it was worth a try...

 

Have a nice day!

 

Nick

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Re:p1 gen 3 screen blinks

2020-10-07, 8:39 AM

Same here with ThinkPad P15 Gen 1.

 

No solution yet?

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