Why Does My HP Laptop Screen Flicker?

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Why Does My HP Laptop Screen Flicker?
Laptop screen flickering (Laptop image by Marek Kosmal from Fotolia.com)

Screen flickering is a common complaint of HP laptop users. An indication of flickering is when the screen displays oscillating white, yellow and pink bars and lines. It is usually due to a loose connection or a damaged wire. Causes that lead to screen flickering are often covered by the manufacturer's warranty.


A flickering laptop screen may be caused by a bad LCD connection, in which the screws that hold the wiring in place are loose. Alternatively, the wiring itself may get damaged due to wear and tear. Often, however, a malfunctioning monitor may be due to a faulty LCD inverter.


A loose LCD connection may be rectified by tightening the screws that hold the wiring in place onto the motherboard. In the case of damaged wiring or a faulty LCD inverter, these items would need to be replaced.


If the laptop is under warranty, contact the manufacturer for problems relating to the screen. Otherwise, consult a qualified repair-person who can diagnose and fix any issues that relate to screen flickering.

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