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

2017-12-21, 16:05 PM

I've installed the latest driver 15.60.01.4877 from Intel's site, but no miracle. (although normally its not recommended to install Intel's universal driver).  And these days it starts flickering at 20%.

 

I can't remember any flickring on 0% brightness at the beginning, and it started to happen after 3 months since I've got my X1 Yoga and used it daily.

 

Hope we can raise some awareness from Lenovo's side.

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

2017-12-21, 18:44 PM
Yeah I normally recommend using a OEM drivers but to test it's a idea to use them. FSCR have you tried a Ubuntu live usb stick to see if it flickers as well? More people testing this will help the dev team fix this I think. Also do any of you have this issue if your driver is just removed (makes windows run like crap)? Also power settings make no difference for this issue correct (on AC, off AC, settings set to high performance vs balanced ect.)?
I own a Y510p SLI (retired), Yoga 2 Pro, X220T, P50 4K (sold), X1C5
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Re: Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd Gen (2017) OLED screen flickering on low brightness

2017-12-22, 0:43 AM

I've just tried the Ubuntu live stick as per your suggestion; there is no flickering at all. Neither is there any when running windows in Safe Boot mode.

 

Power settings indeed don't make any difference.

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

2017-12-22, 0:45 AM
Well at least it's not a hardware issue then.
I own a Y510p SLI (retired), Yoga 2 Pro, X220T, P50 4K (sold), X1C5
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Re: Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd Gen (2017) OLED screen flickering on low brightness

2017-12-22, 0:48 AM

I don't think we can yet say for sure it's not a hardware issue. It has a lot to do with how long the computer has been running and how much black the screen is showing. These are hard to control across OS's.

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

2017-12-22, 2:33 AM

This problem has been getting worse with time. Before, I would notice after been online for quite awhile with white background there would be a shadowy flickering on the third bottom portion of the screen. I would usually resolve this by turning down the brightness. That was me just putting up with the problem. The flickering has progressively gotten worse with ghosting and bleeding of colors. A couple nights ago after watching youtube for a a good number of hours when I restarted the laptop it was total darkness and when images would finally appear it would be a lot of flickering to the point of being unable to see anything. Posted pic of my screen. I have now had to resort to using my TV as a monitor.

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

2017-12-22, 3:00 AM
Yeah that is bad and if you go to safe mode and just leave it there then try to use it at all it does the same? I take it the angle of the screen does not impact it at all?
I own a Y510p SLI (retired), Yoga 2 Pro, X220T, P50 4K (sold), X1C5
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Re: Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd Gen (2017) OLED screen flickering on low brightness

2017-12-22, 3:51 AM

Go to https://youtu.be/Dz7WFjrBx-kVideo clip of it flickering. Unlike the origingal poster, changing the brightness does no longer fix the problem. On it's own the display intermitttently changes from the bright flickering to dark to sometimes a blacked out screen.

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

2017-12-22, 3:57 AM
That looks like what a bad display cable would too though, so again tilting the screen during this does nothing?
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Re: Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd Gen (2017) OLED screen flickering on low brightness

2017-12-22, 4:34 AM

Tilting the screen doesn't change anything

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