1. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 3
    windows 10
       18 Nov 2015 #1

    Black Flashing Screen Problem Persists


    I have youtubed my face off and scanned these forums trying to find something comparable to what is going on- but all I can find are many people complaining of a flickering screen problem associated with likely underlying driver errors.

    What is happening for me is the entire screen flashes between black/whatever was on my screen before. If I click the mouse or tap on the touch screen- it returns to the regular screen for a moment, and then starts flashing again. Sometimes this lasts for 4-5 minutes, other times its 15-30 seconds.

    This has been happening since upgrading to windows 10- and I thought it stopped after the November update, but it has just started up again. Twice now the "flash attack" has stopped by the entire computer shutting down completely accompanied by a tiny single pop or click sound.

    The device is a Lenovo Yoga Pro 2. I have read all the other "black screen" posts and not found anything similar... Thanks for any advice as to how to troubleshoot this!

    Update: 11/19/15 Today, 3 times now, several minutes after 3 separate rounds of black screen flashing while I'm working, the screen on the left side gets a pixilated shadow and color gets off and the screen seems to scoot to the right 3 or 4 quick beats, and then it returns to normal screen view.
    Last edited by RaggedyRose; 19 Nov 2015 at 13:39.
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  2. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       02 Dec 2015 #2

    I am seeing a similar black flashing screen problem on a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 3rd gen 20BSCT01WW.

    This seems to have started after the Win 10 Threshold 2 update. My problem is so far limited to my primary (only) external monitor flashing to a black screen and returning a few seconds later. This only happens intermittently.
    The Asus VX238H Display is connected via DVI out from a Lenovo OneLink Pro dock to the HDMI in of the monitor with a DVI to HDMI cable. I haven't experimented looking for the problem on the laptop screen itself since 99% of my use case is connected via dock to external monitors.

    Below possibly worth investigating though the problem description is different. I definitely got a recent Synaptics driver update.

    blackscreen after windows10 pro build 1511 update - Lenovo Community
    ...
    I was able to isolate the cause of our black screen issues as the Synaptics driver for the touchpad. Uninstalling the Synaptics software instantly corrects our issue. Reinstalling it brings it back. I've tried the latest drivers from Lenovo (19.0.17.22) and the latest from Synaptics (19.0.19.1) and all produced the black screen.
    ...

    Also found the below

    ThinkPad Pro Dock, ThinkPad Ultra Dock, or ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock - External Monitors
    Last edited by dabl; 04 Dec 2015 at 11:03.
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  3. Joined : Feb 2016
    Posts : 2
    windows 10
       10 Feb 2016 #3

    RaggedyRose said: View Post
    I have youtubed my face off and scanned these forums trying to find something comparable to what is going on- but all I can find are many people complaining of a flickering screen problem associated with likely underlying driver errors.

    What is happening for me is the entire screen flashes between black/whatever was on my screen before. If I click the mouse or tap on the touch screen- it returns to the regular screen for a moment, and then starts flashing again. Sometimes this lasts for 4-5 minutes, other times its 15-30 seconds.

    This has been happening since upgrading to windows 10- and I thought it stopped after the November update, but it has just started up again. Twice now the "flash attack" has stopped by the entire computer shutting down completely accompanied by a tiny single pop or click sound.

    The device is a Lenovo Yoga Pro 2. I have read all the other "black screen" posts and not found anything similar... Thanks for any advice as to how to troubleshoot this!

    Update: 11/19/15 Today, 3 times now, several minutes after 3 separate rounds of black screen flashing while I'm working, the screen on the left side gets a pixilated shadow and color gets off and the screen seems to scoot to the right 3 or 4 quick beats, and then it returns to normal screen view.
    hi.. new to this help site...and not sure using correctly...please excuse...but, I have a black flickering screen as well upon start-up ...the screen is flickering black with an about 1/4" white flickering line at the top...sometimes includes the bottom of screen as well... comes and goes as it pleases...the always returns... need to know how to fix...and I am an old gal with most limited skill ...please go easy on any help or criticism you may want of offer
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  4. Joined : Feb 2016
    Posts : 2
    windows 10
       10 Feb 2016 #4

    new user needs help with black flickering screen on start-up


    First allow me to apologize if using this incorrectly... windows 10 HP pavilion... have a flickering black screen on start-up that corrects itself then re-occurs at various times... there is a 1/4" white flickering line on top of black flickering screen and at times also on bottom of screen. Have had Windows 10 since first offered and have had no trouble until this began a week ago... I have read and read again all the self-help and honestly do not understand... I have most limited computer skill and called HP for help... would cost me 139. for online help...I am an old gal living on minimum set income and declined their offer. Hoping this forum will be able to help me. I would appreciate any simply explained step-by-step instructions on correcting this black screen flickering issue. Thank you for any consideration.
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