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Surface Pro 3 Flickering

khit

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I've noticed that *maybe* after last week's updated I'm getting a noticeable amount of flickering in my SP3 - if I'm surfing or anything then there will be these split second blacking of the screen. Has anyone else noticed this recently ? Have there been any updates to video drivers etc. as this is getting a bit annoying.
 

mitchellvii

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I notice the occasionally artifacting in random spots but the whole screen never goes black. It is very minor and not a concern for me at this point.
 
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khit

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I have done multiple reboots and it doesn't appear to be linked to adaptive brightness - Im thinking seriously about doing (another) system refresh as Its coming on fairly frequently now and Im sure it had not been this way before the last patching.
 

Bandito

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Before doing an entire refresh, I would try removing the video driver and letting it reinstall to see if that might correct the situation. You can do this in Device Manager.
 
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khit

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so after refreshing twice I began to notice that the screen flickers more when Im moving the tablet around , especially if Im moving the kickstand back more than a few degrees or touching the center of the screen, in fact I can now press gently in the center and make the whole screen go black. This to me is appears more hardware than software and I think I should just exchange it. Ive never had to do this before on my previous surface but I did purchase MS complete, is there any type of advanced replacement so that I don't sit on my thumbs for a couple of weeks?
 

jimk

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Hey Khit. Did you happen to find a solution or explanation for this issue? I'm having the same problem but, until seeing your thread, I couldn't find anyone else with the same problem. If I press certain spots toward the bottom center of the screen, the screen either flickers or goes black. If I move it a certain way, it goes completely black and I have a hard time getting it back.

I'm wondering if it has something to do with the magnet in the keyboard damaging the part of the screen that it snaps onto.
 

jimk

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Khit, It might be a long shot, but have you tried resetting and recalibrating your screen?

I can't speak for Khit, but I've factory reset and recalibrate and had no luck. Here is a video displaying the issue...

Surface Pro 3 - Touching Screen Turns Off Display:
 

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