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Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Screen Flickering Problem [Solved]

Surface Laptop 2 screen flickering

You may have encountered Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Screen Flickering problem or the screen of your laptop is blinking very often.  It is very common and many people have encountered this problem on their laptops.

About Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

  • Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 comes with a 13.5-inch PixelSense multi-touch display with a resolution of 2,256 x 1,504 pixels.
  • It is powered by 1.7GHz Intel Core i5-8250U processor with RAM of 8GB LPDDR3 and storage of 256GB SSD.
  • The graphics of this laptop are powered by Intel UHD Graphics 620.
  • The battery of Surface Laptop 2 lasts for 14 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Finally, Windows 10 is pre-installed.

Review of Surface Laptop 2

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 The common cause of this problem is because you are using outdated drivers or BIOS.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 Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 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The screen of your laptop may flicker or blink very frequently if you are using wrong or outdated drivers on your Laptop.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 Microsoft Support.
  • To Update, a Driver click on any Device option such as “Batteries”
  • Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Screen flickering fix

  • 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 Microsoft Surface Laptop 2. If the screen of your laptop is blinking then updating the BIOS may help to resolve your problem.

Instructions to Update the BIOS on Surface Laptop 2:

  • Go to the Microsoft support website.
  • Now search for “Surface Laptop 2 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 Surface Laptop follow these steps below:

  • Check that cables on 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 Microsoft and get help from them or get your laptop replaced.

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