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Pink reflective flickering happening out of nowhere and happens at times with laptop

Merdock2
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So I was about to close my laptop and when I was doing so, I noticed one of tabs was flickering pink and i thought it was just a firefox bug, But the next day something happened, The thing kind of got worse, Now the thing was flickering pink and I remember restarting it and so far it was still like this but it went away, I started to get suspicious and trying to suspect what it might be exactly and the third day it happened again, And it this point it stayed till I turned off my pc, I can get rid of the pink flickering by Minimizing my windows a bit so they don't flicker and so on, And it flickers alot on white but has few chances on black too, Turning it off and on seems to fix it hell even in the 4th day it barely appeared at all, But I noticed something too when this was all happening, I noticed a thin pink line above my windows being reflective, Any white page it glows to be visible and any in a  black page it goes to be non visible, I don't even know how this all happened suddenly

I feel like a display adapter problem but I am not sure, I have a Nvidia 1050 Ti and a intel CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8750H version 25.20 And I am planning to update it the problem is that I fear of removing my OEM or messing up something so I am not sure if I should really do it, But in the same time I feel like this is the solution because it must be display driver related can anyone confirm? Like if such thing is even possible to break out of the sudden.

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AlHill
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Sounds more like a hardware issue, perhaps a loose ribbon cable.   I would take it to a repair shop and have them check.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
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Merdock2
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Well I am not sure, The thing that makes me not think its a hardware issue is that I haven't done anything at the time I haven't moved it much nor anything I was just closing the tabs till I noticed one of the tabs was flickering pink, And usually it isn't happening on start up nor the at the lock screen (When first booted up), And today I only saw 2 glimpses of it and then its gone again, But yet again it might be hardware late but how would it be a loose ribbon exactly?

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AlHill
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On laptops, there is a ribbon cable that connects the laptop base to the laptop screen.  They are very fragil and easily unseated.  If partially unseated or not fully seated, issues like yours can happen.  Now, this is just my guess at what you have described.'

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
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Merdock2
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Its ok, I can definetly see that there is no way to really confirm tho would be a good idea to try and update the drivers incase?

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AlHill
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For laptops, especially with dual graphics, it is recommended that you use both the intel and nvidia driver as provided by your laptop manufacturer.  If you want to try the generic intel driver for your processor graphics, you can get it from here:

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/download/19344/intel-graphics-windows-dch-drivers.html

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
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Merdock2
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Well is it ok if I replaced the current OEM one with the one from intel instead since this is is happening I mean by the flickering?

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AlHill
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The driver supplied by your laptop may have been modified specifically for your hardware.   The intel generic driver is not.

 

I do not recommend that you use the Intel driver.   Use both the nvidia and intel driver as supplied by your laptop manufacturer.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
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Merdock2
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Well I mean like its a asus FXG505 GE and they don't even have those archived

Honestly I do feel like its a bit of a screen problem since I just used astropad right now and the thing doesn't have those thin pink line at the top but I am not sure it doesn't use HDMI I just connected my ipad into my usb and the thing just streams into the USB

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