Boot Up Screen Flashes White

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    p3ntyne New Member

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    I just noticed that when I boot up my Surface, the entitre screen will flash white, very quickly right before and after the boot logo appears. It boots up fine and isn't really a big deal but I'm just wondering whether or not anyone else has experienced this.

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    My SP3 i7/256 has been doing the same since the last firmware update 19/5/2015 which I installed on 24/5/2015. I get two white flashes every time I wake up the device or switch it on etc. Was fine before the update. Looks like Microsoft has stuffed something up here.
     
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    It's good to know that I'm not the only one with the issue. Although, I do not have the issue when waking from sleep, only when booting.

    Interestingly, I had a look at someone's i5/128 and it didn't have the issue. I have the i7/512 so perhaps it's only an issue with the i7 models.
     
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    No not only i7, I have an i5, 128gb and it is also doing it.
     
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    ...mine too i5/8GB/256, since the last update. Also, mine is running warmer and the fan is coming on more frequently since the last update.
     
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    My white flash started after the last update as well.
     
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    Interesting... Hopefully Microsoft can resolve these issues with next update.
     
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    Hello,
    I have the same issue on my device and for sure it is recent after some update.
    However I relay would appreciate which one have caused that. I don't like it at all. I'll try to remove one by one the latest updates I might find the one causing that issue.
    Anyway thanks if you find something before.
     
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    Mine also flashes, but I haven't noticed an actual issue. SP3 seems to be operating fine.
     
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    In fact when I am saying issue I didn't mean this affects the operating system or other software. I only don't like thing that appears unusual.
    I started uninstalling all May windows upgrade but didn't do any good. The phenomena is still there.
     
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    This is caused by the latest firmware update. There is no software to uninstall to fix this. We will have to wait until MS releases a fix in Firmware.

    Firmware updates in the SP tend to be overlooked since they just install and work from the automated windows update process.
     
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    Yes the firmware did this. But it is the video drivers. When I installed the Intel 10.18.14.4206 4/29/2015 video driver it has stop flashing the white screen. I found it here http://www.surfaceforums.net/threads/windows-10-preview-on-surface-pro-3.11828/page-240 the last post.

    Here is the intel download link; https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/24937
    This beta driver is released to resolve issues some users are reporting regarding a "flickering display" issue on some IntelĀ® NUC products

    It worked for me but, use it at your own risk it's not my fault if your sp3 is bricked or any problems with it!!!
     
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