04-20-2011 01:15 AM - edited 04-20-2011 01:32 AM
I haven't been able to check in here for a few weeks. Let me see if I've got this all straight...
* I'm supposed to update the video card driver.
* I'm supposed to download an updated version of the BIOS.
* If I get any install errors on the BIOS, I'm supposed to install it like a CD-ROM.
* Since I don't have an internal CD drive, I'm now supposed to go buy one (or some other USB device) just to install this bug fix?
* Since I've already replaced the 2 GB RAM that came installed on this machine with 8 GB of mated RAM (at $80), I'm now supposed to ditch that and go back to the original 2 GB RAM?? And it has to be "seated properly"??
* After all that, if I'm reading some of the subsequent user comments correctly, I'll still have this flickering line issue under varying circumstances such as waking from sleep, yet the only way to subdue the issue will be to stop everything I'm working on and reboot.
* The re-booting will only be a temporary fix until the flickering happens again and again and again???
This is all a big joke, right? I mean, between this issue, the stuttering audio/video problem (due to Power Manager dll), and the still-present 1080p video stuttering issue, there just HAS to be a hidden camera somewhere recording our reactions to all of this for some comedy show, right?
I mean no disrespect to JameZ, as he's kept communication lines open here and is sympathetic to our plight. But Lenovo's engineers and executives have to be the biggest group of morons on the planet for allowing the x120e to go to market with all this crap so vividly obvious. I'm starting to wonder how much they paid off all the tech critics for their glowing reviews this winter.
I can't possibly express how pissed off I am right now.
04-20-2011 01:29 AM
04-26-2011 06:25 PM
04-26-2011 11:06 PM
05-25-2011 02:01 PM
I hope this issue with the screen flickering is not marked as solved by the engineers. I for one am still experienceing this problem. I've updated all Power and BIOS (1.12) drivers and anything else mentioned. I hope this issue can be resolved.
Also, the machine crashes when i put it into Sleep or Hybernate mode.
05-26-2011 03:45 AM
05-26-2011 04:21 AM
I've had my x120e for about two weeks and I noticed the flickering for the first time recently. The only thing I can think of that may have caused it was the screen dimming. It was the only time I can recall letting the laptop dim for more than a few seconds. I came back to the computer after a few minutes and the screen was intermittently flickering every few seconds.
It seems correlated to what someone was saying earlier about changing voltage.
05-26-2011 11:57 PM