Dell Alienware R5 17 screen flickering

Dell Alienware 17 R5 Screen Flickering Problem [Solved]

You may have encountered Dell Alienware 17 R5 Screen Flickering problem or the screen of your laptop is blinking very often.  It is very common and many people have encountered this problem in their laptops.

About Dell Alienware 17 R5

  • Dell Alienware 17 R5 is a powerful gaming Laptop which is powered by Intel Core i9 processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU.
  • For memory and storage, it has 32GB DDR4-2666MHz with 256GB SSD.
  • Lastly, There is an overclocking option to increase gaming performance.

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Why your Laptop’s Screen is blinking?

The Screen Flickering issue may arise because of either some hardware or software issues. The common cause of this problem is because you are using outdated drivers or BIOS.

To Fix this screen flickering issue in your laptop you can use these quick methods:

  • Updating Drivers
  • Updating BIOS
  • Checking Hardware issues

Instructions to Fix Dell Alienware 17 R5 Screen Flickering Problem

1. Update All Drivers

The screen of your laptop may flicker or blink very frequently if you are using wrong or outdated drivers on your Laptop. So, you need to download and replace all the drivers. Make sure that each driver is compatible with your Windows version.

Steps to Update or Replace a Driver 

  • Press the Windows logo button and search for “Device Manager”
  • Click on the search result and take a look at all the drivers
  • Now search and Download all the Drivers from Dell Support.
  • To Update, a Driver click on any Device option such as “Batteries”
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  • Now Click on Microsoft AC Adapter option
  • Under the “Driver” tab click on the “Update Driver” option where you can select the driver which you want to install.
  • If the problem is not solved by updating the drivers of your Laptop then it may be solved by updating the BIOS.

2. Updating the BIOS

Many problems can be solved by just updating the BIOS. BIOS or Basic Input-Output system is responsible for the communication between the software and hardware of your Dell Alienware 17 R5. If the screen of your laptop is blinking then updating the BIOS may help to resolve your problem.

Instructions to Update the BIOS on Dell Alienware 17 R5::

  • Go to the Dell support website.
  • Now search for “Dell Alienware 17 R5 BIOS update
  • Click on the product and select Drivers and Software on the tab
  • Now select BIOS/UEFI and expand this category and then click on the eye-shape button next to the BIOS update.
  • Click on the Download button to download the .exe file
  • Finally, open the .exe file which you have downloaded and follow the on-screen instructions to install the latest BIOS update on your Laptop.
  • Restart your laptop to see the changes
  • If the problem is not solved yet then follow the next method.

3. Troubleshoot Hardware issues

If you are not able to fix the screen flickering issue with the methods provided above then follow this method. The hardware is responsible for this issue and this may be a result of a defective cable connection or any other issue.

To troubleshoot your Dell Alienware Laptop follow these steps below:

  • Check that cables in your laptop are properly connected to your screen. If the cables are not connected properly then try to reconnect all the cables.

You may not have the time and skills to check all the issues while your laptop needs to get repaired immediately. You should contact Dell and get help from them or get your laptop replaced.

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