You could be right about devices still under warranty. The good news is Microsoft is aware of the issue and evidently working on a fix. The issue is actually quite common and is due to chances in brightness. I've had my Surface Pro 4 since release. Microsoft has done a great job in the development of their Windows tablet line, with every iteration going from strength to strength. I think when the surface pro heats up it causes this. Not sure about Microsoft though.
If the issue is a hardware fault, then Microsoft should recall affected devices. Many Surface Pro 4 owners posted on with their own ingenious workarounds for the annoying issue, but most of them revolve around software for the most part. And what constitutes a refurbished unit? Hundreds of Surface Pro 4 owners have been complaining about screen flickering issues on their tablets. For other repair needs, customers will continue to receive service under their existing Limited Warranty support or Microsoft Complete. You can fix the screen flickering issue.
I did the diagnostic tool. Doesn't happen all the time so I am thinking heat related. I tried a few of the solutions, but none of them worked. To help resolve this issue, you can follow the steps outlined in the guide. Here, you will find an option for improving recognition for Hello. Its happening to me too. Won't flicker if the mouse is moving or something happening on the screen.
Since I am in no condition to do that for the time being, I would prefer to repair it firsthand, first. Should I be replacing it as well? Microsoft has reported that a relative handful of Surface Pro 4 devices are afflicted by this screen flickering issue, and you happened to be the unlucky recipient of one of the defective machines. It starts for me as soon as I turn on the laptop and pull up a window. Since the anniversary update installed last week on mine. I returned mine after that for a full refund because I didn't want to deal with it again. The solution was to force the system clock in the lower right hand corner to show seconds, thereby causing the screen to have a few pixels of refresh every second.
It's one easy step to try but never know it may solve your problem as well. Disclaimer: Not every Microsoft Pro 4 will suffer from these issues, and in most cases, users will likely not face any of the problems listed below. We have heard your feedback and after careful examination, have determined that a small percentage of Surface Pro 4 devices are exhibiting a screen flicker that cannot be addressed with a firmware or driver update. Task bar is jumping up and down. So i had an idea of testing the room temperature with the device , as how it will react to cold and hot condition.
Do they come with a new battery for example? Have been waiting to hear from Tier 3 support for a week now, when I contacted support to follow up was told that they called and email. Gave my details and done in 15 minutes. They claim it was caused by a manufacturing defect that only affected certain batches and the replacements are confirmed to be problem free. Fix 4: Install the Surface and Windows Update As a large number of users have reported the Surface Pro 4 screen flickering issue, Microsoft has tried to make things easier for users to fix the issue. This is absolutely driving me up the wall! Many people have reported that their Surface Pro 4 screen is flickering or shaking, which is very frustrating.
At least I'm not alone. A solution is in the works, and will be available to users via an official update. As I mentioned above, since updating to. I bought it roughly two months ago and it was working great. Alternatively, users may have manually enabled Hyper-V for running virtual machines Hyper-V is not on by default, so non-devs would rarely experience this issue.