The flickering screen of a laptop is a fairly common problem among Lenovo users. The screen on your Lenovo notebook starts flashing suddenly and significantly affects your work. Needless to say, the situation is pretty painful and the quick fixes we usually use, such as rebooting the system, do not really help solve the problem. In this article, we discussed here the main causes and solutions to this Lenovo laptop screen flicker problem.
A flickering problem of the Lenovo laptop screen may occur for several reasons. Although most common causes are hardware related, the problem may also be due to incompatible software on your Lenovo notebook. A loose or damaged screen cable is the main cause of this problem flickering the screen of your Lenovo notebook. Other important causes include outdated drivers, incorrect BIOS setup, problems with the UPS, and even a virus or malware attack. The main causes of the flickering problem of the Lenovo laptop screen are described below.
- Inverter: It converts the AC current continuously. If the UPS card fails, your laptop screen may blink.
- Driver: The flickering problem of the laptop screen may also come from an outdated device driver on your Lenovo notebook.
- Malware: An attack of malware or viruses can cause immense damage to your system, including the problem of flickering of the screen.
The methods described here are pretty simple and straightforward, and you should have no trouble applying them. Here they are:
Method 1: Update your drivers
Your laptop screen may flicker or blink frequently when you use the wrong device drivers or they are out of date. You can update your device drivers, including graphics drivers and chipset drivers, and see if this resolves your problem. You can get the appropriate drivers for your video card and your chipset in two ways: manually or automatically.
Manually Updating Drivers – You can manually update your video and chipset drivers by going to the Lenovo website and finding the latest driver for each one. Be sure to choose only drivers compatible with your variant of Windows.
Automatic driver update – If you do not have the time, patience or computing to update your drivers manually, you can do it automatically.
Method 2: Update your BIOS
The BIOS (basic input / output system) of your laptop manages the communication between your laptop’s hardware and the operating system. Your screen may flicker or blink when it is obsolete. You can try to update your BIOS and see if this solves your problem. To update the BIOS of your Lenovo notebook:
- Access the Lenovo Technical Support website.
- Find the product you are using with the search field.
- Select Drivers and Software, and then click BIOS / UEFI to expand this category. Then click the eye button next to the latest BIOS update.
- Click the download button to download the BIOS update package.
- Open the executable (.exe) file that you downloaded. Follow the instructions on the screen to install the BIOS update on your computer.
- Restart your laptop and see if the screen of your laptop is recovering.
Method 3: Troubleshoot hardware issues
Your Lenovo laptop’s screen may also be caused by interference caused by an external or faulty cable connection. You can solve these hardware problems yourself:
- Make sure there is no magnet around your laptop: a magnetic field can make your screen blink.
- You should also check if the cables inside your laptop are properly connected to your screen. You can gently rock your screen and see if it flickers. If this is the case, you must remove the cover of your laptop and reconnect these cables.