I've recently been having serious screen issues with the Dell XPS 15 (9550). It may be related to a recent bios update as these issues only started after the most recent bios update.
There seems to be a driver compatibility issue with Dell PremierColor / Geforce 960m drivers / Intel display adapter drivers. I've tried various Geforce driver versions from the latest to mid 2016 to no success, so I think the new bios update has an interaction with Dell PremierColor causing the issue. I cannot open Dell PremierColor at all, and just trying to open it causes some serious screen issues.
Has anyone else recently experienced the issue? The screen flickers wildly, goes black, comes back on with different color profiles and brightness. I can maybe make use the computer for 30mins at a time before I get a blue screen of death.
Essentially these issues have rendered the laptop useless.
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this has to do with the latest intel driver update 188.8.131.5290,
The solution is to roll back to the previous driver
184.108.40.20631,A08 29 Dec
it is rubbish that dell does not flag this straight away and releases a fix
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Hi Dell-Lijo J,
The first response fixed the issue so far. I rolled back the Intel display driver yesterday and so far I've had no screen issues. Dell Premier Color still doesn't work, but I can handle that since everything else seems to be ok at this stage.
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