What should I do if my screen keeps flickering?

If your screen keeps flickering, you may be experiencing a hardware or software issue. The cause of the flickering could range from a simple issue with an outdated driver to a major malfunction of hardware components. Identifying the root cause of your flickering screen can be difficult, but there are several steps you can take to find and resolve the problem.

1. Update Drivers
The first step in troubleshooting your flickering screen is to check for and update any outdated drivers. Outdated drivers can cause various display issues including screen flickering. To update your drivers, visit the website of your computer’s manufacturer. Look up and download the latest version of your device’s drivers. Once downloaded, install them to your computer. This should be enough to fix the problem.

2. Check Your Power Settings

Your power settings may also be causing your screen to flicker. You should open the Control Panel and go to Power Options and then check the settings. Make sure that all of your power options are set to balanced or high performance and that you are not using the power saver option. If you are, switch it to one of the other selections.

3. Check Your Refresh Rate

Your refresh rate setting could also be causing your screen to flicker. You should open your display settings and make sure that your refresh rate is set at 60Hz (or higher if your monitor supports it). If it is not set at this, you should set it to this and see if this fixes your problem.

4. Try Lowering Your Screen Resolution

If your screen resolution is set too high, it could be causing your screen to flicker. Try lowering your screen resolution to a lower setting and then try to see if this resolves the issue.

5. Check Your Connections

If none of the above steps have resolved the problem, you should check your display and video connections. Make sure that all of your cables are properly connected and that no dust has built up on the connectors. If you have a laptop, you should check that your video card is firmly seated in its slot.

6. Try Different Monitors

Try connecting your computer to different monitors. If the flickering does not occur on the other monitors, then you should replace your old monitor with a new one.

7. Download the Latest Windows Updates

Your issue might also be caused by an outdated version of your operating system. Make sure you download and install the latest Windows updates.

8. Check Your Computer for Malware

If the flickering persists after trying all of these steps, you should run a malware scan on your computer. Malware could be causing your computer to behave erratically and cause your screen to flicker. To perform the scan, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan.

9. Contact a Technician

If none of the above steps have fixed the issue, you should contact a professional technician to assess the problem. They will be able to diagnose the problem and give you specific advice on what needs to be done to fix it.

Screen flickering is a common problem but it can be easily fixed. Follow the above recommendations and you should be able to get your screen back to normal.