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Registered: ‎05-10-2011
Location: South Asia
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T60: Display flickers on battery

Hi guys. I have a T60 14" laptop. Lately what happens is that if the laptop is running on battery power, the display flickers once every few seconds. This does not happen on AC power. What's going on and how can I solve it? Thanks all.

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Registered: ‎04-04-2008
Location: US
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Re: T60: Display flickers on battery

Try increasing the brightness to maximum.  Not a totally satisfactory solution but frequently works.



Currently 1xT460, 4xT430, 1xT420 Ideapad K1, H520S,
Formerly 1x600E, 1xT40, 1xT41, 2xT42, 2xT61p

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Registered: ‎11-23-2007
Location: USA
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Re: T60: Display flickers on battery

Your backlight (CCFL) is likely on its way out.


You can try replacing the inverter first - they're inexpensive enough - and see whether that helps.


Good luck.



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