@shanna3229 Replacement is really a gamble as far as I know but it's your only option to get this off this issue. MS provides 3 years coverage for FlickerGate affected devices so its better tho replace it early so that your replaced device have enough warranty remaining in case it turns out to be defective later
About the second idea, you can get HDMI screens from companies like Waveshare that also offer touch support, and are portable! For example the screen featured here. I've got one, but need to find that annoying Mini DisplayPort to HDMI converter!
@leandro said in Screen Replacement:
I would also like to know if replacing the screen will stop the flickering issue. Or is this just a temporary solution until some other hardware issue damages the new screen?
Fixed my Surface. New screen is wonderful.
@hennekkemmek thanks a lot for this "heavy load" tip. the closest MS store to my location is literally in another country. lol.
I started having flickergate a week ago after an MS update. flickering every few minutes or so covering about 98% of the screen, leaving 5 mm flicker free on top. flicker gone immediately when I touch the screen. then the craziness set in. Flicker all the way even to uefi and wouldn't go away even when I touched the screen.
I ve tried: punching the screen, slapping the back, hard press the screen, showing seconds on my clock, turning off vertical something, reset to uefi (with flicker on it), factory reset. I was going to buy a new laptop (NOT another SP for sure).
but this morning I read this, installed it, tried it, load the test for 2 minutes or so. restart. and now I am about on my 7 hours straight of flicker free. fingers cross it will stay this way.
But I have a Surface Pro 3. It's been flickering for a long time. Sometimes it seems to be fixed, especially after I've deleted a bunch of extraneous files taking up room. But the last time I did that, nothing changed. It's not very consistent. Sometimes it seems fine, others not. Lately, it is more frequently flickering than not flickering.
So I guess I'm just out of luck, since I've been investigating it and trying to do everything that is suggested to fix it for about 2 years. And suddenly they do a replacement program, but only for SP4?
Since this is such an inconsistent/sporadic issue, it takes some time to know for sure if it works. Could you let us know if this solved your problem for good? I hate to have to re-install a bunch of apps for nothing.
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