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Hp Laptop screen flicker

Not exactly flicker. The screen on by HP pavilion goes black. Sometimes it can be "reactivated" by quickly punching the "lid close button". It does not seam to be any kind of physical bad connection that can be affected by moving the lid, tapping the notebook, or hitting it with a sledge hammer, etc. When the room lighting is right, the screen image can be seen, indicating that it is a back-light issue. Sometimes it does flicker and seems to coordinate with the hard drive light flicker. This has been a problem for two years or more. Fred

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  • moorera Dec 04, 2007

    Yes, I'm having the same issue. Seems to be no rationale as to what's causing it. Last time, I just connected my external monitor to the laptop and that seemed to trigger the laptop backlite to work again. I agree, it appears to be the backlite issue and mine does flicker.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2008

    screen back light problem, works when plugged to external monitor

  • Em25291 May 20, 2008

    Mine does exactly the same thing!
    I just have to switch it off and try again, usually i can just keep tilting the screen backwards and forwards. If its nearly closed the screens fine, but as soon as i open the screen it starts flickering and in the end goes black completely. Its def as if the back light goes out!
    I work in a audio, tv and computer department in john lewis and we've had a few complaints about this.

    Its so frustrating!

  • JCiwjS May 11, 2010

    zd8000 replaced system board that took care of checkerboard problem, replaced lcd inverter and flickering screen problem went away temporarily and is now back. I can change resolution like before and flicker goes away but always comes back. Only affects right side of screen. Ideas?



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Hi, i noticed that when I unplugged my HP the screen stopped flickering. I then re-plugged in the power, when to the Nvidia control settings, to PowerMizer, and changed 'ac outlet' to Maximum Power Saving.

Not the world's greatest solution, but hey, working laptop now.


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I am having the same problem on a pc. HP Pheonix and Hp 2311x monitor

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Good afternoon,

Got 2" of snow today. Oh, well! Spring is only 5 months away.

My suggestions, from least to most probable are:

1-LCD display cable, loose or damaged.
2-Lid close button, may be loose or bad.
3-LCD lamp.
4-LCD lamp inverter, connector loose or bad board.

Did this info help?

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SOURCE: hp Laptop screen flicker

I am sure that the issue is related to the cable that connects to the LCD Display or the LCD Backlight.
There should be some connection shortage because of which the LCD flickers few times as stated by dan231.
I Recommend you to get the Notebook examined as soon as possible before something really goes wrong...

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