laptop screen flickering

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bungrider, Jan 14, 2002.

  1. Does anyone have any insight into why my laptop TFT is flickering? It seems to be a hardware problem, as it isn't affected by changing hardware settings. Sometimes it flickers constantly, sometimes not at all.

  2. nitro


    Are you running the laptop at it's "native resolution?" Have you got the correct drivers for its card?

    Have you upgraded the OS recently?

    Have you tried a different battery?

    Have you tried to use it with just the battery, or just the wall powersource without the battery?

    If the answer to all the above is as it should be, then

    Is it a new machine with a warrantee?

  3. it is very likely the back-light that is going. Depending on manufacturer this can be fairly cheap to fix. LCD should not "flicker" since they don't have any of the usual scan problems CRTs have (no 75 Hz vs 60 Hz)

    Contact your manufacturer and ask; they have seen this before.