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t450s screen issue

2015-07-28, 16:03 PM

My new t450s has worked perfectly so far, except for one occasional, and very frustrating, hitch. At times, usually when I just turn on the laptop after having shut it down, the monitor of my laptop will begin flickering. This flickering is like horizontal lines flashing across the screen and distorting the image. After a short time of this, the screen will usually black out and what looks like a barcode will appear on the screen so that anything I was working on will not be visible. I have found that I can temporarily fix this by wiggling the screen (but then the flickering returns soon after) or be restarting the laptop (which gives me about a day of smooth running but time after time the flickering has returned eventually).

 

Does anybody have a similar issue? Any way I can fix this without mailing the laptop in? I leave for school in a few weeks and I would prefer to have my laptop going in. Thanks for any help

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Re: t450s screen issue

2015-07-29, 1:44 AM

Is your problem as bad as mine in here? : https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T450s-display-issue-image-corrupt/td-p/2118760

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Re: t450s screen issue

2015-07-29, 1:48 AM
Mine is very similar, however once the "barcode" screen appears on mine it's remains how it is rather than flashing in and out like in your second video
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2015-07-29, 12:25 PM

I can only hope it's not a design flaw with the LCD cable. It would be interesting to see if there are more cases like this. 

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Re: t450s screen issue

2016-05-13, 15:59 PM

I have the exact issue.  Purchased this t450s in Dec. 2015.  In the past 2 weeks this flashing screen issue has occured while waking up from 'sleep' now 3 times.  The only way I can regain PC function is to do a hard shutdown/restart.  

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