Mine's got it too...



  • My SP4 (i5, 4GB) caught the flickering bug today after about 1.5 years of flawless operation. Thought I'd add my perspective, since I dual-boot my Surface and use Linux pretty much all the time. The flickering began on Linux and I hadn't booted Windows in months. I guess that's evidence that this has nothing to do with drivers and nothing to do with Windows. It's either a hardware problem, or something buried very deep within the Intel chipset and integrated graphics indeed.



  • Was wondering: has anybody tried to use the Surface pen while the screen is flickering? I just tried, and interestingly, it appears to be repeatedly 'clicking', even when the pen is not touching the screen.

    I'm wondering if the faulty chips are on the device's motherboard or the screen unit. Maybe replacing the screen will fix the problem, admittedly temporarily until the new chips get fried again...
    Anyone tried this?


 

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