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system update not working & screen flickering

2010-01-02, 20:30 PM

hello,

 

i have in fact two problems.

 

the first problem - sometimes (at random intervals), when i wake my x200 tablet from sleep/hibernation, the display produces lines of flickered pixels, and after ~20 seconds whole screen gets unreadable.

 

i blame the (latest?) 8.15.xx.1984 intel graphics driver for this (sorry, i don't remember the exact version).

 

so i decided to run Thinkvantage System Update to see if there is any newer version which would resolve the issue;

 

but here, i launch the program and wait incredibly long just to see the splash image go away without any action being taken and the process shut down.

 

i hope someone can help me.

 

and PS: on the official support site, the latest version of the graphics driver for my notebook is 7.15. what's wrong?

 

thanks for any answer,

Adam

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Re: system update not working & screen flickering

2010-01-04, 11:10 AM

as far as the System Update is concerned, reinstalling the application helped.

 

now i'll try updating and see if i get anywhere with it.

 

EDIT: nope, no new drivers to fix the issue :-/

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Re: system update not working & screen flickering

2010-01-06, 8:33 AM

I think I have the same flicker problem with my x200 tablet.

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Re: system update not working & screen flickering

2010-01-12, 18:02 PM

hello,

 

i attach a photo of this flickering. the random pixels are not static; they change position every screen update.

 

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Re: system update not working & screen flickering

2010-02-19, 14:13 PM

bump.

 

i recently found out that it happens when the power state (AC/battery) between the hibernation and the wake changes (ie. hibernate on battery, resume on AC; and vice versa)

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Re: system update not working & screen flickering

2010-02-19, 15:05 PM

Hello eidam655,

 

check out this thread, you´ll need rather a driver downgrade than an update.

 

Please uninstall System Update and install the newest version from Lenovo support page.

 

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Re: system update not working & screen flickering

2010-02-28, 16:56 PM

thank you very much.

 

the latest driver on official support page is the one i had before the 8.15 driver and works great. and i also find Vista's driver rollbacks very advantageous.

 

i don't know why the System Update offered me to install the 8.15 driver in first place.

 

thanks again.

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Re: system update not working & screen flickering

2010-02-28, 20:04 PM

Hello eidam655,

 

I´m glad that I could help. :smileyhappy:

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