Posted 22 July 2010 - 05:08 AM
After removing a Rogue Antispyware virus, my screen began flickering between bright and dim. Since I knew my settings were set to power save mode when my battery isn't charging, I automatically assumed it was either the battery or ac adapter cord. I unplugged the adapter and the screen stayed dim. When I shut down the computer, the charging light flashed only every two seconds while connected to the charger. As the battery was quickly dying, I decided to try something before having the replace the adapter because I found it odd that it would randomly start having this issue... I uninstalled the hardware for it, unplugged the cord from the laptop, restarted the laptop, plugged the cord back in, and now it works perfectly. The charging light in consistently on and the screen is no longer flickering between dim and bright. So, if you have the same symptoms, try this before purchasing a new charger.