Screen flickering or blinking on your HP laptop? Don’t panic, it’s often not hard to fix at all…

Fixes for HP laptop flickering or blinking

Here are 3 fixes that have helped other users resolve the screen flickering or blinking on HP laptop issue. You may not have to try them all; just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Troubleshoot hardware issues
  2. Update your display driver
  3. Change the screen refresh rate

Fix 1: Troubleshoot hardware issues

You can start troubleshooting the laptop screen flickering issue by ruling out the physical factors.

Here is how to do it:

1) Check the laptop cables to see if there are any loose connections or faulty wires. You can first disconnect the cables from the connectors, then plug them back back and forth to see if the same problem occurs.

2) Make sure to keep your HP laptop clear of any objects that could cause magnetic interference, such as speakers, cell phones, radios, other electrical devices.

HP laptop screen still flickering? Please move on to Fix 2, below.


Fix 2: Update your display driver

This problem may occur if you are using the wrong display driver or it’s out of date. So you should update your display driver to see if it fixes your problem. If you don’t have the time, patience or skills to update the driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to be troubled by the wrong driver you would be downloading, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. Driver Easy handles it all.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 steps (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of ALL the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

You can also click Update to do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.

4) Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

5) Check to see if the laptop screen flickering issue is resolved. If yes, then congrats! If the problem remains, please move on to Fix 3, below.


Fix 3: Change the screen refresh rate

The screen refresh rate is the frequency with which the image on your laptop screen is refreshed. If it’s set on a wrong rate, it may cause the screen flickering or blinking problem. So you can check the current screen refresh rate, experiment with the possible rates to see if there is one more suitable to your screen.

Here is how to do it:

I’m using Windows 10:

I’m using Windows 7 or 8:

I’m using Windows 10:

1) Right-click on the empty area of your desktop and click Display settings.

2) In Resolution, click the drop-down menu and make sure the recommended resolution is selected.

3) Check to see if your laptop screen flickering or blinking issue is resolved.

I’m using Windows 7 or 8.1:

1) Right-click on the empty area of your desktop screen and click Screen resolution.

2) Adjust the screen resolution one by one in the drop-down menu and see if there’s one that solves the screen flickering problem.

3) Check to see if your laptop screen flickering or blinking issue is resolved.


Hopefully you have successfully resolved the HP laptop screen flickering or blinking issue by now. If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions, please let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading!

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