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Setting Up your Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro

When buying a new computer we all expect it to work right out of the box. In reality, though, that isn't always the case as I recently discovered when setting up my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro. This article lists a few key things to do as soon as you take the computer out of the box to help ease you into the great experience you will have with your new Ultrabook.

1. Update Intel Drivers

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WiFi and Bluetooth Fixes

The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro comes installed with a 4th Gen. Core i5-i7 processor with an Intel Graphics 4400HD card. Despite coming with the most recent processors, the pre-installed graphics, Bluetooth, and Wifi drivers are out-of-date: and they don't even tell you! If you're experiencing weak WiFi or Bluetooth connections, updating the drivers should help. Here's how to do it:

  1. Download Google Chrome and stop using Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer is a poor browser and lacks many of the extensions available in Chrome, which we will be talking about in the next couple of sections.
  2. Download the new drivers. Go to the Intel Support and Downloads section for the 4th Gen Intel Haswell Processors with 4400 HD Graphics card Here. Download the 64-bit version on the latest release it will start with Win64. Depending on your internet speed, this process may take around 30 minutes. You can still get the Intel Driver Update Utility to update your Wifi and other necessary drivers, just don't use it to update your graphics driver at this time. You may want to organize each download into its own folder just in case you need them in the future.
  3. Uninstall previous drivers. Head over to Control Panel and go to the "Uninstall A Program" section. Scroll down to the "Intel Graphics Driver" and uninstall it. Yes, I know it sounds crazy, and you're probably worried that your system won't work properly. But don't worry: everything is going to be fine. After you've uninstalled the drivers, you'll be prompted to restart. As it reboots, you might notice a dim screen and a screen delay, but don't worry: we'll get to that in a minute.
  4. Install new drivers. Once you're back on the desktop, open up the Intel Driver Update Utility. If you've previously downloaded the drivers but didn't install them, you'll find them in the Downloads tab on the top. Go there, click Install, and follow the prompts.
  5. Double check the installation. Once your computer boots up, reopen the Intel Driver Update Utility and click the "Find Drivers - Auto Detect" button to make sure that all the updated versions have installed. I have noticed that the latest Bluetooth driver always fails to install. I'm not sure why, but you'll need to try to re-install them.

If you need the old drivers back, you can find a link to them at the Lenovo Support Center, where you can also find the Realtek Audio Driver.

Using the Intel Driver Update Utility was the best way to make sure you have the most recent Intel updates, however I've discovered a recent bug in the software where it's not giving you the most recent releases for our graphics card. You'll have to search them manually by typing Intel Graphics Driver Download 4th Gen or you can click Here. The ones on the Lenovo site are at least one release behind what Intel will provide you. Once you replace the Graphics Driver, you can just run the update utility, and the drivers will install with no problems.

2. Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Screen Flickering Fix

Flickering Display and Low Brightness

The screen flickering on the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro is just a nightmare. It made me feel like I had bought a malfunctioning machine. There is a way to fix this, but it does take a little bit of work. This fix is for users running Win 8.1, however you may still need to follow these steps if you're running Win 10. There is a new screen flashing issue that I address in the next section you will still need to do these steps to fix the original flicker. Any instructions that require the Charm Bar below can be done in Windows 10 by just typing Settings in the search bar by the Windows logo. The rest of the steps still follow suit after that.

  1. Open your Charms Bar and go to Search. Type: "Turn Auto-Brightness On and Off," which will take you to PC Settings > PC and Devices > Power and Sleep. Turn "Adjust My Screen Brightness Automatically" to OFF.
  2. Go back to the Charms Bar and type in "Adjust Screen Brightness." This will take you to Hardware and Sound > Power Options > Edit Plan Settings. Click on Change Plan Settings and adjust the brightness on the bar at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Click on "Change Advanced Power Settings." Then scroll down to where you see "Display" and click the "+" button to open the menu. You will see "Turn Off Display After," "Display Brightness," "Dimmed Display Brightness," and "Enable Adaptive Brightness." You can toggle the settings to your likeness.

If you're like me and want to be able to control your screen's brightness, just turn everything up to 100%, turn off "Enable Adaptive Brightness" and hit "Apply."

You will have to repeat these instructions for every option listed in the drop-down menu in the advanced settings where you see "Daily Mode."

UPDATE 12/8/2014 ****

Thanks for all the comments you guys! A user, Kidsmeal, has also discovered a way to prevent the screen dimming on battery power. Here's what they found: "In the charms bar, search for Intel HD Graphics Control Panel. Then go to Power and then On Battery. Then Disable Power Saving Technology."

3. Lenovo Yoga Pro 2: Yellow Fix

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Yes, yes, yes. The yellow color issue on this machine is a problem, and though there's an available fix, it's not perfect. But, it's better than nothing. Below is a quick and easy fix that will turn that dark mustard yellow to more of a bright mustard yellow.

This one is easy. Just go to Bios Update & Energy Management For Windows 8.1/Windows 10 and download the updates. Once you have downloaded, follow the prompts to install them.

Once you're finished, restart your computer if you're not already prompted to do so.

Next, open up the Energy Manager provided by Lenovo and select "High Performance." You should notice the yellow getting a bit brighter.

In the next section, I'll go over some absolute must-have extensions for Chrome to help make your browsing experience even greater.

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4.Welcome to Windows 10 - Some Things Work & Others Don't

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I welcomed Windows 10 with open arms this past July fully aware of that I may face some issues along the way. Needless to say my Yoga 2 Pro was no exception to a few issues that have been making its way to many users. In this category I'll be listing some fixes and one issue that no one seems to be able to fix. I encourage my readers to post any updates that may have helped them overcome some of the Windows 10 bugs. Keep up-to-date in the comment section here as it is pretty active!

  1. Windows 10 Drivers - When you upgrade to Windows 10 it is supposed to automatically provide you with the most up-to-date drivers. If you've followed the instructions in this article then you've gone to the Intel site Here to update your graphics driver you can still use the Intel Driver Update Utility to update other drivers outside of the Graphics Driver. If you haven't followed this article and you've only updated through Lenovo then the update utility will not work for some of your drivers like the Graphics Driver. It's a good idea to follow this article to always be up-to-date.
  2. Touchpad Not Working - Right when the Windows 10 upgrade was finished my touchpad was going nuts. The gestures weren't working and more importantly I wasn't able to scroll. To fix this you'll need to go the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Support page and get the latest touchpad driver for Windows 10. Some people have had trouble finding it but it is definitely there you may have to scroll down and hit the "show all" button. Updating the driver has significantly improved my experience.
  3. Check Your Driver Versions - Cross reference your drivers with the available Windows 10 drivers on the site. You can do this by going to Control Panel - Uninstall a Program - scroll to the right to check the versions. If you've updated through the Intel Driver Update Utility then you shouldn't have to update any Intel drivers from the site except the graphics driver. However there are other drivers here for things like your Webcam and other drivers that were released in 07/2015 and beyond. Just look and see if it says Windows 10 and if you haven't updated it in awhile then update it. If you already have a certain up-to-date driver installed the computer will tell you that you already have it before you install it.
  4. Google Chrome - There is a couple of problems that I'm experiencing and have experienced with Chrome thus far. The first issue which may definitely happen to you at any given time is Chrome will break and stop working. When you open the browser it will just hang on a blank screen and a little dialog box to "Kill The Pages" will appear. Some fixes included right clicking the Chrome icon on your desktop, click the compatibility tab, and uncheck the Windows 8 compatibility mode. This worked the very first time for me but then I had it happen again after a Cumulative Update for Windows 10 in late August. I had to reinstall Chrome and restart my computer a few times and then it suddenly worked. There's no official reason that I've discovered on forums that are causing this to happen which is a big bummer. The second issue with Chrome is constant zooming, you'll notice while using Chrome on the Yoga 2 Pro that it will constantly zoom while you're scrolling through pages. I haven't found a fix for this just yet but as soon as I do it will likely be posted in the comments section.
  5. Screen Flickering - It's like we just can't get away with this issue, the above fix in this article is still relevant for a completely separate reason so do still follow the steps. This new issue which many users are experiencing is directly related to Windows 10. For me it only happens when I'm on battery power now. If this is happening to you while it's plugged in then go to your notification center which is next to the date and time on the bottom right hand of your screen. Open it click on All Settings - System - Battery Saver, disable the battery saver option on that screen and uncheck the box in the Battery Saver Settings. This should stop it from flickering while plugged in. However this issue still happens when I go on battery power, I have actively looked with some of my readers for a fix but there is nothing solid online. I think that it has something to do with the Energy Manager and the Battery Saver option. Even though it's disabled I believe there is still a compatibility error between the two. The Energy Manager has not yet been updated by Lenovo for Windows 10 which is what also leads me to be suspicious about the compatibility. Read the update below for a fix that worked for me.

Update 09/11/2015: Screen Flashing - I've had a struggle with the Intel Driver Update Utility updating my graphics driver to correct version. If you've already followed the steps and got the graphics version ending in 4279 from the Intel site here then you're good to go. It is important to do a clean install of this graphics driver - uninstall the original in control panel, restart your computer and install the new one you got. Your screen will be strange after the restart but don't freak out just install the new one straight away don't open a browser or anything. My screen was flashing while on battery power and it was almost unusable until I plugged it back in. Now that I've updated the driver to the 4279 I haven't had the issue. This seems to have fixed the problem!

5. Juice Up and Personalize Google Chrome

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I wasn't a big fan of Google Chrome when it first came out years ago, but it definitely grew on me. Chrome is fast, efficient, personable, and provides a smooth browsing experience. So let's get to some extensions that make your browsing life even better.

The following are a short list of extensions that'll help to make your browsing more secure and less annoying.

AdBlock Premium or AdBlock:

I currently use AdBlock Premium. My experience has been great, and I've seen it block some 300+ ads on one popular site. DO NOT USE this on Hulu if you're watching shows, it gives you blank ads and sometimes won't reload the video once the timer on the supposed ad is up. You can whitelist sites to use it on, so just experiment a bit. Click the title to get the extension.

Update 07/12/2014 ***** See below for a possible issue involving Microsoft Silverlight***

Ghostery:

I also use Ghostery, which allows you to block any/all trackers placed on sites, protecting your privacy. I've seen some sites utilizing over 100 trackers and what's great about this extension is that once you block it the first time, the trackers are blocked across all sites. Sometimes blocking some trackers will not allow you to do some things on the site but you can always unblock those trackers once you find out which ones you need. To get this extension just click on the link above.

HTTPS Everywhere:

Another great extension that turns web pages you visit into secure HTTPS pages. Doing so helps to block trackers and surveillance from regular HTTP sites that are insecure. It's important to read the details page at the above link so you know how to address pages that load improperly and how to turn off HTTPS Everywhere.

UPDATE: 07/12/2014 Re: Amazon Instant Video & Microsoft Silverlight: Over the past couple of weeks I've had an issue with Microsoft Silverlight crashing on Amazon Instant Video. I do believe that it may have something to do with this extension in conjunction with AdBlock. The best fix for this problem is to run the browser in Incognito Mode and not permit AdBlock Premium or HTTPS Everywhere to run. I've emailed the developers and am currently awaiting a response.

Now you can personalize your Chrome browser with a theme-making extension. Definitely a must-see to take the boring out of your browser.

These are some of the most-used extensions to help you feel better about your security and privacy of online browsing. Don't forget you can also allow any of these in Incognito Mode by going to Chrome Settings > Extensions and checking the boxes. There are many, many, other extensions that may increase your browsing experience, but these are just the basics. Now that you've got your Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro in top-notch shape, you can use it at its full potential.

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turtle on March 10, 2019:

My y2p has had so many problems and even though I thought I resolved most of them I still have the drop in performance when laptop goes to sleep or when I switch to tablet mode... Most annoyingly though is that randomly the laptop just turns off and reboots constantly. It just turns off and restarts and keeps repeating. I've tried several fixes and updated drivers but they just give me a temporary fix for a week before I have to begin searching for other solutions. Is this a Windows 10 problem or y2p?? I really should just get a new laptop... Well if anyone has any thoughts I'd appreciate your help. I'll just continue looking for a way to fix this problem.

Bassam on January 29, 2019:

No more flickering screen, thank you!

no more flickering! on July 08, 2018:

thank you!!

Trey on May 11, 2018:

I think Vesko's simple solution did the trick....

vesko on February 28, 2018:

guys, to resole the screen flickering you dont need to mess any of those settings. Click the right mouse button on the desktop and go to intel displey settings, go under power, than battery from the left and disable the display power savings technology, that is all you need.

Brian on September 11, 2017:

Gabriel, honest I am not stupid! My dyslexia just gets in the way from time to time! I meant to say it does not matter if I have it plugged in or not, it still shuts down. Did you experience the same thing with yours in reference to the faulty battery or was it when you were just on battery? (I don't have another battery to test and they aren't cheap!)

Brian on September 10, 2017:

Unfortunately I don't. It does it no matter if it is plugged in or not. Did yours do the same thing?

Gabriel on September 08, 2017:

Brian, I had a similar problem and it was a faulty battery. If you have a way to test another battery you can rule it out maybe.

Brian on September 07, 2017:

To add to my first post. I tore into to my Y2P this evening and redid the thermal paste for the CPU/heat sink. It was in bad shape for sure. Ran stress tests and never saw it go over 77C. Normal use sees it at 45-50C. Unfortunately it shut off once again! Back at the whole Intel ME issue. When trying to install the driver it says the platform is not supported. I even went back to the 38 BIOS thinking an older BIOS might have the support. No luck so far. Same problem.

Brian on September 07, 2017:

Just bought a used Y2P i7/8GB/256SSD. Was on 8.1, ran a fresh install of W10. After a random amount of time it just shuts off. No BSD, no warning, just off 100%. Have hit the power button to restart. CPU was running hot so I installed a utility to control the fan manually and reduced the maximum processor state in advance power management to 80%. Run cool now but still shuts off randomly. Thought it was Intel ME but it won't let me install the driver. Installed newest BIOS and it does not show there and still cannot install the driver. Not sure where else to look. Help!

UncleSpam on August 21, 2017:

J Starling

It's hard to say which version may not work with other Yoga 2 Pros. I've had less than stellar luck with the generic Intel drivers.

The link in my previous message points to the official Lenovo Win10 driver.

Should someone choose to change drivers, it is critical that they first uninstall the old one.

Yondra on August 21, 2017:

Thanks so much for posting this! I have had my Yogo 2 Pro for a few years now and on Win 8.1 it was great, then along came Windows 10 and suddenly my mouse doesn't work and my screen flickers. So I spent a while browsing for help and finally got them fixed and forgot all about it, until the anniversary update went and broke them again. Only then I realised I hadn't kept a note of where I found the fixes. The screen flicker was so bad after another recent update that it wouldn't stop flickering unless it was on mains (prior to this it would flicker every now and then for a couple of minutes then work for a while again). - so to save my battery life I finally found this on my recent search for the answer again. So far so good. Thank you!

J Starling (author) from Idaho on August 19, 2017:

Hey UncleSpam!!! Thank you for the update on this! I will try it on mine this week when I get time. Would you be able to upload an image to imgur and post the link here of the driver that people should uninstall?

UncleSpam on August 09, 2017:

Laurel,

I would recommend downloading the Lenovo Windows 10 video driver from here: http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/LAPTOPS...

Uninstall the existing driver, reboot (very important) and then install the driver you downloaded from the link above.

Hopefully that helps.

FYI, everything works just fine on my Yoga 2 Pro under Win10, so, unless your computer has a hardware issue, things will eventually work correctly.

Laurel on June 28, 2017:

Screen blanks on and off after Win 10 upgrade. The fix below:

right click on your desktop home screen and go to graphics properties - power - on battery -Panel self-refresh. Set that to disable

cannot be done, as the Intel control panel stops working when I click the disable option. Help!

Law on May 23, 2017:

Hi to all lenovo yoga 2 pro user & Jason,

I'm still with windows 8.1 (stock from factory)

Windows 10 has been improved greatly since it's released. (i'm seriously thinking on upgrading to windows 10)

I had a bad experience during the free upgrade. (after updating, after restarting my laptop, my screen keeps flashing. hence, i revert it back to windows 8.1)

I'm very worried that after upgrading to windows 10, there is many issues i will suffer with on my lenovo yoga 2 pro.

Any advice from experienced users windows 10 on yoga 2 pro.

What are the problems you face and solutions. (any problems you face with no solutions)

Thanks

Sonya Mehta on May 13, 2017:

I've had the screen flickering issue periodically for months and was SO excited to find this post aimed at fixing it, but when I tried to follow the steps, I found that many of the settings listed were no longer labeled in the same ways they were in 2014. Would it be at all possible to post an updated fix to this problem, with 2017 Yoga 2 Pro settings? I'd be so grateful!!!

Hildy on September 09, 2016:

This Yoga is very frustrating. I tried fixing the problem I was having with the keyboard. It wasn't working. I thought I had changed it to tablet mode, so tried changing it back to laptop mode. Got the thing all screwed up. Now it wants a startup password. Husband doesn't know the password and it's his computer. How can I find the password even though I can't get into the system? I am using my IPad. Thanks

J Starling (author) from Idaho on September 02, 2016:

Hey Kids!!!! Long time no see! So you're leaving the Y2P behind :-( I unfortunately will be doing the same this upcoming year for the same exact reasons. But I'm going to keep mine for any future updates. I do need to go through and re-update this article. If you're looking to sell I'd say that Ebay is probably going to be your best bet OR you can go the forum route and find someone in a tech forum who is looking for a good computer. Definitely don't go and try to trade it in at like a Best Buy or anything they give you the minimum possible. I'd say a good asking price is around $500 - $600 still especially if it's in immaculate condition. I wouldn't factory reset though if you're running Win 10 because it will go all the way back to Win 8 and the new user may not be eligible for the free upgrade to Win 10. You'll have to find a way to wipe all your info without resetting it to factory. If you can find a friend who would buy it that's probably your best route. Let me know what you do and I'm super sad to see you go!!!!

Chance - great find! I think we mention it somewhere in here that was one of the first fixes that came out! Definitely great to have it upwards in the comments in case another user does a quick gander here! Thank you for the input!

Chance Trahan on September 01, 2016:

I found a fix for the Flickering Screen! Someone posted this and it seems to work:

right click on your desktop home screen and go to graphics properties - power - on battery -Panel self-refresh. Set that to disable

kmeal20 on September 01, 2016:

hi! i've got a random question--my work situation is requiring me to get an apple, and therefore i'd like to sell my yoga2 pro. any thoughts on the best route to go?

J Starling (author) from Idaho on August 18, 2016:

Hi Jonathan! Well that's terrible that is happening to you! I play modded Minecraft pretty heavily for hours on mine HDMI'd to my tv with a browser and other programs running and it get REALLY hot but I've never had it shut off because of the temperature. Have you updated your BIOS? It's clear that the game your playing is putting too heavy of a load on the i5 or i7 processor you have, we don't have a GPU in these guys so that load hits it pretty heavy. When is the last time that you updated your BIOS? I could be wrong but I believe most of your power management is managed through BIOS. I'm pretty sure that you're running at Maximum through the lenovo energy manager already. I would check your BIOS version and get the latest from Lenovo's site for it, it may help. If not then there some mismanagement going on in there somewhere that you've got to narrow down. Also update all your drivers as well if you haven't done so already, Win 10 has been good at doing it automatically but it's always good to do your due diligence with that. Keep us posted here too!

Jonathan on August 18, 2016:

Hello, i had this laptop for a while now and I do enjoy to occasionally play games on it. On almost every game I play the laptop tends to overheat and if I keep playing it will shutdown due to the high temperature. Now i know it's not a gaming laptop but it still seems really weird for it to overheat soo much. It also heats up a lot when I do something as simple as going on Facebook.

Do you know about this problem and do you know if there is a good solution for it?

J Starling (author) from Idaho on August 11, 2016:

Hey Guys,

Haven't been able to check my page here in awhile! Sorry about that. Well Kidsmeal! I think that word bubble is a notification? I have it too sometimes and its because of something usually some system notification.

Matt - I've never had my keyboard make any sounds. Maybe you have some third party software installed or stick keys activated? But I don't think any of us on here have had sounds before. Must be pretty annoying.

Helen - OS Toto Driver? Hmm never heard of it until now. If you're on Win 10 it's been pretty good at updating the necessary drivers. Better than last year when it first released. What else do you use it for?

TS - Did you ever get this fixed? Mine did this once and I had to manually uninstall the drivers it was updating and reinstall them. That's if you remember which drivers they were. If all fails do a system restore from a really current restore point.

Amine - Definitely should have made the move to Win 10, if you're still on Win 8 as of now it's no longer free to upgrade to Win 10! I've been enjoying my Win 10 experience far better than Win 8. It's continuously gotten better over the year and has been a really smooth ride.

O O H97 - I don't think I'm too clear on what's happening to your computer. If you're on a Yoga 11 it does have some different hardware components that the Y2P 13. Give us more details!

Q O H97 on August 11, 2016:

After I sign in on my laptop which is a lenovo yoga 2 11, I see the background image and taskbar only have tree things. While pressing on multiple on key on my keyboard, a response shows up that said "The programs are not running". How can I fix it?

Amine on July 28, 2016:

hi FAL i have one question

do you think it's better to stay on widows 8 or i upgrad my yoga 2 pro for widows 10

TS on July 21, 2016:

My Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro was trying to install updates when I lost Internet connectivity. Then it tried to reverse and uninstall but is stuck with just the swirling circle and I can't get anything to stop it. Does anyone know how to fix this?

Helen O. on July 11, 2016:

There was a flickering screen after Windows 10 upgrade. I fixed the display drivers with OSToto Driver Talent. The problem was gone. Thank you.

Matt on July 09, 2016:

Hi. Does anybody know how to turn off keyboard sounds on the Yoga 2 Pro?

J Starling (author) from Idaho on June 29, 2016:

Hey Simon and Viral,

I don't particularly run mine in either of those modes. When it updated to Win 10 awhile back it was doing some weird things like touch functions were working and the on-screen keyboard was being weird. So I haven't used it since then - minus the on-screen keyboard which I've used and it seems to be working much better. As far as the heat goes it's pretty rare but mine does get a bit hot when I'm running Chrome + Inkscape + Itunes + Projection to HDMI. Chrome itself is a resource hog. Let us know what you find out Viral!!!!

Viral on June 27, 2016:

Hey Jstyle & Simon, apologies for not checking in sooner, but I completely forgot. Simon, I see that I can make the switch you mentioned with regards to video playback in Firefox, but for whatever reason, my full screen videos work now with no issues. Something must have updated, thankfully.

Coincidentally, Simon, my laptop also gets super hot in ordinary mode, especially while watching a video. Nothing terribly new here and no beeping, but it becomes unbearable in my lap during the summer heat. I'll place a call to Lenovo and let you know if I discover a fix!

Simon on June 11, 2016:

Anyone finding there machine runs hot particularly in tent or tablet mode. Sometimes mine even starts beeping and I have to flip it into normal mode to get it to run more cooler.

J Starling (author) from Idaho on June 09, 2016:

Hey Phil,

Thanks for reading! It's definitely a major downfall BUT it's also a fixable issue. You definitely can upgrade the wireless card to the AC one! There's a video floating on youtube for self installation or you can take it to someone and they really shouldn't charge you a bunch for it. I'm looking to upgrade to something else this year but I won't abandon my Y2P as it'll still be my home use computer.

Phil on June 09, 2016:

Single band WiFi is abysmal, at work I need to use a dual band adapter to handle interference.

Simon on April 20, 2016:

Hey Viral,

issue was reproduced only in Firefox in my case and i fixed it by seting media.mediasource.webm.enabled parameter to true in about:config settings. Issue was never reproduced in Chrome or Edge. I hope you have the same one and my solution will help. Cheers!

Simon on April 20, 2016:

Hey Viral, i have the same issue. Youtube videos are stuttering when fullscreen. I;m using latest graphic drivers from Intel. I've tried reinsyalling browsers, Adobe Flash, swithcing Panel Refresh off, nothing helped. I think it's the driver issue and i'll try to rollback to old Lenovo graphic drivers.

J Starling (author) from Idaho on April 13, 2016:

Hey Viral! Sorry for the super late reply :( but I haven't had that issue before ever. You could try uninstalling your flash player from chrome and reinstalling it. If you have two different flash players then that could be it too. The biggest issue I had was a white border on the side of my screen but as of last week it mysteriously disappeared. I don't have a clue how or why. Make sure you're running 64 bit chrome just as a check. Let me know if you've fixed it and thank you for reading!

Viral on March 31, 2016:

Hey, Jstyle. Posted on here a while back and I'm glad to see things are as active and helpful as ever! Anyway, do you have any trouble when playing videos full screen? They don't lag for me, but they're sometimes very jumpy and stuttering. In those instances, I can't watch full screen because it never stops. Any thoughts? Thanks, man!

J Starling (author) from Idaho on March 28, 2016:

Hi everyone, sorry for the delay I've been out of town for about a month! Thank you to everyone for keeping the info alive on this long flickering issue. I have gone a clear two months without one flicker and have been running the battery down to dead-zone almost every other day and running EM in conservation mode. Jpsham thank you for reading and input, I'm glad that this article and user contributions have helped you out! Lenovo CS aren't very helpful at all in my experience.

Law I have experienced a performance problem in tablet mode along with bugs involving the keyboard and overall touch experience. That was about a month ago and I haven't tried it in any other mode than laptop since. There has been updates since then that were auto-downloaded by Windows so I'll have to test it again.

Mika you are just bombed by this flickering issue with no resolution!! It seems to be reluctant to end for you which is quite terrible. Let us know how that beta turns out for you!

Thanks again to all the users for their contributions! This article has been heavily supported by everyone that has contributed.

MikA on March 27, 2016:

Now moved to .4404 Beta Driver, we'll see.

law on March 24, 2016:

Hi there,

Anyone notice a drop of performance when the laptop move into tent mode compare to normal laptop mode.

It's annoying to experience the drop of performance and things start to lag... anyway to bypass it?

MikA on March 24, 2016:

Sorry, even the latest intel Driver doesn't fix the flickering. It is rarer now, but far from gone. I had't seen it for quite some days, now it appears again from time to time and even shorter (on battery).