Lenovo Thinkpad E560 Back light flickering when dimmed


Jun 15, 2016
I recently bought this laptop and I went through the normal tests to make sure that everything was working properly. The only problem I found is that when I dim the screen the brightness flickers.

I tried reinstalling the graphics drivers, I tried shutting down the laptop, taking out the battery and holding the power button for a few seconds. I have read that it could just that it needs to be used for a bit and it will eventually go away, I have no idea whether that is true or not.
If you are having any problems with a brand new laptop, you need to take it back or contact the manufacturer about getting this fixed or exchanged for another one.