Solved: The flashing screen on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro

Posted: April 7, 2018 in Misc
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The Yoga 2 Pro from Lenovo (Model# 20266) has a known issue with constant flashing that doesn’t stop unless you close the lid or shut down the system. The flashing didn’t start until I upgraded from 8.1 to Windows 10 (Home & Pro).

Well, after intense research for over 2 years, I’ve finally figured it out. Here are the magic steps:

  • Run the Intel HD Graphics utility (GfxUIEx.exe) as an Administrator (or it will crash). You can do this by either one of the following:
    • From the Windows menu (Press the Windows logo on your keyboard and type “GfxUIEx.exe”. Then right click to Run As Administrator.
    • From CMD.exe, run this command (runas /user:Administrator GfxUIEx.exe). Then you will have to enter the admin’s password.
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    After you open the Intel HD Graphics Utility, do the following:

    • Click on Display -> Change the Refresh Rate to 48p Hz -> Click APPLY
    • Click on Power -> On Battery -> disable the “Panel Self-Refresh” option -> Click APPLY

 

Updating the BIOS, and all other drivers updates didn’t really make a difference. All you have to do is apply the steps above and your problem should be solved. Next time you wanna buy a device, make sure you buy reliable hardware 🙂

 

 

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Comments
  1. Kaz says:

    I tried it all… drivers, power settings bla bla bla……… none of them provided any reasonable benefits.

    I know many people had success with these soft options but I did not. I finally broke down and chased an option someone had suggested somewhere about a loose ground. So…. I opened the bottom of the laptop, reset all the connectors and tightened all the screws. Then I did the same with the screen. I released it from the top cover, and tightened the screws and pushed down on all the connectors. It worked, no more flickering, no more “noise” in the screen ( white dithering on black screen ).

    I don’t know if this is your issue if you’re still searching but I was at my wits end with this and starting to contemplate sending it in for repair. I’d give it a shot if I were you if you’re still hunting. There are plenty of videos online on how to take the bottom and top off the laptop. You’ll need a #5 Torx driver (get more than one as they’re all flimsy).

    Good luck….

  2. Jack says:

    I was ready to throw out my PC until I came across your post. Thank you very very much for this, it is much appreciated!

  3. Susan H says:

    Thank you! I was also ready to throw my laptop into a creek, but this post seems to have fixed the flashing. Hooray!

  4. Lincoln Haiti says:

    Thank you very much. It works for me.

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