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Based on the problem description it appears to be a hardware issue.
You mentioned trying three different driver versions.
Does this problem happen when you connect an external monitor?
If the problem follows second screen, this means you have hardware problem.
Have you tried updating computer BIOS?
Also, because your system uses Switchable Graphics, Nvidia/ Intel HD 4600, I strongly recommend you use the graphics drivers supplied by Acer. Be sure to install the Intel HD Graphics driver first, reboot, then install the Nvidia graphics driver.
Acer support site here: Acer Worldwide - Select your local country or region
Hi, I've already tried using the drivers that Acer provided for this specific laptop, and they did exactly the same thing. I've also tried 3 different bios versions. I've tried version 1.08, 1.13, and 1.15. They haven't changed anything. I've tried plugging in an external monitor, and there were no issues with the screen that was plugged in.
I have contacted Acer about the issue, but have yet to hear back from them.
since my problem is very similiar, I thought I attach it to this topic:
I have horizontal lines occasionally popping up as soon as something is moving on screen.
It's not really a flickering, they just appear and disappear.
Since I am not able to make an actual screenshot of it, because it only appears for one or two seconds,
I manipulated a screenshot to show how it looks like:
This can happen inside a video window, but it doesn't happen when the video is playing, but when you pause it and the overlay of the player pops up,
then a black or sometimes white line pops up, as long as the overlay is shown.
This happens in many different applications, Photoshop, Firefox, VLC Player, ACDSee or the Windows Explorer.
Sometimes its only a picture on a website or a drop-down menu in some program.
Only Games seem to be immune to this, I tried a few which didn't show this error.
The thing is, I had this on 2 quite different notebooks.
On an MSI-CR61 with a Pentium 3550M + HD Graphics, and now on a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540 with a Core i5 + HD Graphics 4600.
Both running on a fully patched Windows 7 x64 SP1 + latest drivers.
I tried out a Linux Boot CD on both systems, on both the error is not present under that system.
Only under Windows 7 x64 SP1.
I haven't tried an external monitor yet, but I could do that.
On the MSI-Notebook I tried v.188.8.131.52.3960 of the Intel driver and the 2 versions before that.
On the Lenovo I only tried v.184.108.40.206.3960.
The Fallen 018
I had the same issue with my Acer Aspire V3-772G with Intel HD 4600, and a Nvidia Geforce GT 750M. OS is Win7 Home Premium [64-bit].
The Issue was flickering screen and multiple bluescreens (daily).
What worked in my case was:
1) Reinstalling (updating) Intel HD driver to "Intel Graphics driver for Windows 7-8.1 [ver. 220.127.116.1132]"
2) Reinstalling (updating) Nvidia GeForce GT 750M driver to "359.06 -notebook-win8-win7-64bit-international-whql"
3) Updating BIOS from ver. 1.11 to ver. 1.15 (after updating BIOS system wouldn't run until I've changed in BIOS Boot Mode from "UEFI" to "Legacy" - after switching computer on there was only plane black screen with Acers green logo. There wasn't any message about hitting F2 to enter the BIOS setup and then screen switched to message, that there is no bootable drive. I have 2 harddiscs - Plextor PX128M5M SCSI disc ald TOSHIBA MQ01ABD100 SCSI disc)
Reinstalling drivers did nothing itself, but with updating BIOS fixed all issues. I'm running this config for three days since updating and everything works fine.
I hope it will help someone.