Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

screen flickering issues


  • Please log in to reply

#1
jaffacake

jaffacake

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 40 posts

Hi,
I need help with repairing my laptop (ASUS UX302L). I just bought it used on ebay, and the screen is flickering. It's like there are horizontal lines appearing on the screen. I attached a picture (it's hard to see though).  Sometimes it's as if a shadow of the image on the screen moves up and down. Sometimes the flickering is not there at all, and sometimes it's so bad I can't really work. I noticed that the flickering gets worse when I do things, for example every time I open the browser. I just started running Memtest on it, and the screen is now flickering very wildly, doesn't even stop. The second image shows that - the flower is ducplicated (and the duplicate moves up and down).

I've installed all updates and updated the graphics driver. The flickering was there before I even set up Windows.

I don't know if it was dropped during shipping, but it was well packaged. The ASUS customer service says that the connector between the motherboard and the screen could be damaged. Does anybody have any idea what the problem could be? Can I repair it myself? (It's out of warranty.)
I would really appreciate your help!


 

Attached Thumbnails

  • P1060811.JPG
  • P1060813.JPG

Edited by jaffacake, 19 June 2015 - 08:32 PM.

  • 0

Advertisements


#2
zep516

zep516

    Trusted Helper

  • Malware Removal
  • 5,508 posts

sorry wrong post


  • 0

#3
zep516

zep516

    Trusted Helper

  • Malware Removal
  • 5,508 posts

This is what you may be up against, not the identical model, but your connection is probably similar.

 


  • 0

#4
jaffacake

jaffacake

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 40 posts

Hi, thank you! It doesn't look like in the video though. Nothing changes when I move or press or shake the screen.

Is it possible that it's a RAM issue? Memtest has detected an error ("Copying between 44a3508 and 44a34d0 did not result in accurate copy." - and other similar ones). If so, wouldn't that explain why the flickering is worse when I start new software, and especially bad when Memtest was running?


Edited by jaffacake, 19 June 2015 - 11:38 PM.

  • 0

#5
Natalie Green

Natalie Green

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 74 posts

Check out this video hope it will hep you out.

flickering issue


  • 0

#6
zep516

zep516

    Trusted Helper

  • Malware Removal
  • 5,508 posts

Hello,

 

I don't think it's a ram issue, although if you're failing ram tests then the most logical thing to do there is replace the ram.

 

Also;

Asus Laptops have quite a history of screen flicker problems related to connection issues, motherboards and even the LCD screen itself.

 

Google Asus Screen flicker and look at the results.

 

If this were me I'd replace the ram because ram (Memory)  failure can cause a host of other issues and perhaps it may cure the flicker issue, if not then you would have to think about other causes such as the motherboard, the screen itself. You can use the results from Google to help you proceed.

 

Others may chime in too.

 

Joe


  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP