Surface Pro 4 owners are putting their tablets in freezers to fix screen flickering issues

Tom Warren, writing for The Verge

Some owners have even started freezing their tablets to stop the screen flickering temporarily. “I get about half an hour’s use out of it after ten minutes in the freezer,” says one owner. Another user posted a video showing how the flickering stops as soon as the Surface Pro 4 is placed in a freezer.

The Verge understands that the screen flickering problem is a hardware issue that Microsoft won’t be able to fix with a software update. It’s currently affecting less than 1 percent of all Surface Pro 4 devices.


I own a Surface Pro 4, use it for testing, etc and have never encountered this issue (one of the 99% I guess) but putting a computer in a freezer?

This is not a fix.