Most laptops have screens that function correctly most of the time. Sometimes they can have issues that cause flickering. There are a lot of different reasons why the screen on your laptop may flicker. Flickering destroys productivity and can be frustrating at times. Here is a quick solution for how to fix a laptop whose screen is flickering.
There are a lot of different reasons why the screen on your laptop may flicker. The flickering screen is caused by both hardware and software. It could be caused by issues like Faulty hardware such as a damaged screen, Incorrect settings Software problems such as an outdated version of Windows, Bad display drivers or it could be a virus that can also interfere with the proper function of the display.
To stop the flickering:
Update PC display drivers
It’s easy to neglect Windows software updates, especially when you know how long they will take. You should always Check the status of your Windows. Press the Windows taskbar button and press the gear symbol to access your PC settings > Select “Update & Security” tab >If your PC has scanned for available updates recently, you may see a list of pending installs alongside the names of programs, extensions, or drivers that need immediate updating > If your PC has not completed an automated scan, you will be able to select “Check for updates.” This will sweep your hardware and operating system for any necessary updates. > Click “Install updates” and let your PC do the rest.
check the task manager.
Press “Ctrl + Shift +Esc” to open the Task Manager on your computer. If the Task Manager is not flickering, then it is very likely that the problem could be caused by an application installed on the computer. If on the other hand Task Manager is flickering, then the problem could be caused by an outdated display driver.
Modify the refresh rate.
If you’re finding that your laptop screen flicker only occurs when you’ve linked your PC to an external monitor, the problem could be the refresh rates. A laggy refresh rate can look like a flicker when in reality you’re just dealing with slow video processing. Reinstalling the latest driver will be your quickest fix.
Update Incompatible Software on the Laptop
Some third-party apps have been known to cause a computer screen to flicker. If you have one of these apps or other third-party apps that you think may be incompatible with the system, it may be a good idea to update them. You can usually find updates for the apps on the manufacturer’s website and once updated, the flickering problem often goes away.