tenchiten wrote:When you say flickering and stuttering do you mean the screen flickers from light to dark, or that the image on the screen remains at the same level of brightness but becomes un-stable ?
Also how long have you had the machine ?
tenchiten wrote:From what you describe it sounds like a fault with the fluorescent backlights, probably a fault on the FL inverter board (this fault seems to be cropping up quite a bit recently on the forum).
Difficult to provide a conclusive answer without the machine in front of me but my advice would be to put a call through to Fujitsu Siemens and make a claim on your warranty.
i pulled the screen back so it was level with the keboard - 180 degrees rather 90 odd degrees and the flickering stopped.
tenchiten wrote:i pulled the screen back so it was level with the keboard - 180 degrees rather 90 odd degrees and the flickering stopped.
Now...that may be a loose/faulty connection on the ribbon cable from the screen to the mobo.
Anyway it would still be a hardware fault.
Regarding turnaround at FS, I have seen examples of one week to over a month (and still waiting in one case), so I won't commit myself on that one.
tenchiten wrote:No worries....let me know what the outcome is.
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