tdot wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:06 am
I have never seen it flicker at all, so no.
It's good to know that it can be achieved, but I wonder why so many of us fail to get that holy grail and have some kind of issues.
I've recently had to replace my motherboard. It's basically 1:1 with the old one (both have flashed modded BIOS v2.78), the difference the new mobo has old MEI firmware and it came with smartcard reader, so I connected it. I don't know if it matters, but I'm mentioning it anyway. The biggest difference is that the screen doesn't flicker at all even when the battery is being charged. Nothing, zero, nada. I have found my holy grail
It also seems that an issue with battery disappeared. It manifested itself at random times - battery being at a double-digit % charge was reported out of nowhere as nearly empty (between 1 and 3% I believe). OS warning was popping up and after few seconds passed the battery charge value was back to what it was. It was irritating, as I had to set critical threshold value in Windows to 1% otherwise the laptop could go to sleep because motherboard thought the battery was nearly empty. And I am 100% certain it was motherboard because I even ordered a brand new, original 9-cell battery because I thought the battery was at fault here. Nothing changed. Moreover, when I had a 2nd T430, same thing happened, although I'd say the problem surfaced at different battery charge levels if I remember correctly.
Maybe, just maybe, the part of mobo responsible for managing the charging/battery has something to do with the flickering issue, considering that it happens mainly when the battery is charged, not on cable-only or battery-only power.