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Re: Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd Gen (2017) OLED screen flickering on low brightness

2018-09-25, 18:32 PM

for those out of warranty the new screens are only about $120 on Taobao if you hunt for them.

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Re: Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd Gen (2017) OLED screen flickering on low brightness

2018-09-26, 3:32 AM

All their machines are working as a dump. Don't be fooled by this kind of PR scheme that Lenovo is running. They just want you to purchase the extended warranty (and you should if you really like their computers for whatever foolish reason) because they cannot even do some proper QA on their own machines so that they can both milk you more from your warranty purchase and cover their own a$ $ (and defect) by replacing a new machine for you using your own money.

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Re: Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd Gen (2017) OLED screen flickering on low brightness

2018-09-26, 3:33 AM

It's too early to tell. My OLED (from 2nd gen) didn't have issue until 2 months after the 1 year standard warranty.

 

You are a true gambler if you buy a LENOVO computer. 

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Re: Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd Gen (2017) OLED screen flickering on low brightness

2018-09-26, 3:42 AM

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Re: Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd Gen (2017) OLED screen flickering on low brightness

2018-09-26, 13:35 PM

My OLED screen flickering on low brightness settings has progressed to the point of the entire screen suffering extreme flicker on any brightness setting. It is completely unuseable unless connected to 2nd display via HDMI. My warranty expired just before the issue began but I should have an extended warranty from my credit card. I've never made a warranty claim on the card before but will begin the painful process now.

 

This is the 5th in a long line of Lenovo Thinkpad laptops for me and  by far the most expensive. It is also very likely the last.

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Re: Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd Gen (2017) OLED screen flickering on low brightness

2018-09-28, 23:05 PM

I have an X! 2nd Gen OLED and it just started flickering after a clean install. The brightness is irrevelent. At startup the flickering is very bad then it calms down a bit. I tried updating the drivers and it says I have the latest. I think it's a driver issue.

 

Luckily I a 3yr NBD + accidental damage so they're sending a new display to be on the safe side to be installed Monday.

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Re: Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd Gen (2017) OLED screen flickering on low brightness

2018-09-29, 1:51 AM

Thanks for sharing guys... Your comments are the rather conformations that my OLED screen has a common issue, and is not machine-specific!! I am not sure how wide-spread this issue is, but it is not right that this issue starts surfacing after merely one year of usage. If it is after ~3 years (even that is still a relatively short lifespan of a laptop...especially we are talking about the X1 model, which I would consider as a top-of-the-line consumer-grade business laptop), maybe I can accept that it should have been my own responsibility to provide coverage for the hardware. 

I am waiting for the escalation department to get back to me. I just want a working, functional screen. Please do the right thing Lenovo.

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Re: Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd Gen (2017) OLED screen flickering on low brightness

2018-09-29, 17:21 PM

I've had flickering with a brand new panel with the current drivers unless I disable "panel self refresh". Once that was disabled it has been perfect. 

Note it was only flickering, no screen tearing or bars which is a different issue. The behaviour of the flickering did change a little with the latest driver and it seems the Yoga X1 isn't the only computer that has flickering with the self refresh enabled. Lenovo has another laptop with an LCD screen that flickers if it is enabled. So at this point the flickering I have seen I don't believe is an an actual hardware fault but a problem with the driver and how it was trying to save power.

So do try disabling the panel self refresh, if that fixes it great, if not then you likely do have a hardware problem. Also you need to change it for AC and battery power.

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Re: Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd Gen (2017) OLED screen flickering on low brightness

2018-09-29, 20:18 PM

Just tried your method and no, it doesn't work. Grey bar still persist.

We probably have different issue.

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Re: Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd Gen (2017) OLED screen flickering on low brightness

2018-10-16, 6:58 AM

My X1 Yoga G2 which bought @ 2017/Sep. also have OLED screen issue yestoday(2018/10/15).

With my experience of my job, product engineer in a IC design house, it should be OLED driver IC reliability issue.

I strongly recommend that Thinkpad team need to dis-qualify the IC vendor which make thinkpad products low quality.

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