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Date: 8/25/12 8:28 AM

Hi there, I am new to this embroidery world. A couple months ago I bought a used Bernette 500 Deco, embroidered one motif and went on holiday.
Came back, turned on the machine, touched the LCD screen, the screen responded twice to my touching, taking me further to the next menu, and then stopped responding.
Nobody used or touched it while I was away, so what on earth happened to it??? Is it that machines with LCD screen somewhat different and require special attention?

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Date: 8/25/12 8:31 AM

While you were away, did you keep the machine PLUGGED IN? If there was a brown-out while you were away, that might have done something.

My non-tech attempt would be to unplug it, count to ten, replug it in, turn it on again.

Not much help, right?

j.

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Date: 8/25/12 11:59 AM

I think they are different than just turning a knob someplace. to choose an embroidery design or a stitch sequence, as instead just turning a knob or pressing a lever someplace is just some physical stuff attached to some other physical stuff that moves. And much more simple. To have a LED screen means that, that the LED screen could die, something in the wiring connection from it, could go bad or get loose, or something on the computer board could go bad, or just lots of other stuff.

That does not mean I would give up and not use my machines with computerization in them at all, or LED screens at all, because they are just so much fun, and can do lots of stuff some older pre- 1960's ones cannot, but you do risk all that kind of stuff when having or using them, in a way you would not, if they were more strictly mechanical or treadles even instead.

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Date: 8/25/12 12:08 PM

I don't have that machine, but if I did, I think I would be looking for some mechanism on it, that was supposed to be operator controlable, that let you control the contrast on the screen, just in case you or some one else at your house, just even by accident turned or changed that so much you could not see anything on the LED screen now. If perhaps that happened, that probably would be the very best thing that could have happened. Because if so, maybe you could just change it back?

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Date: 8/25/12 10:02 PM

Thanks you all for your replies, so wonderful to get help so quickly from experts in this field!s
Beauturbo: the LED screen is lit, showing the first menu, just stays there still, without moving further.
Jadamo00: Yes, I left it plugged in by mistake. After I read your suggestion, I asked my husband, who had stayed in the house, and yes, he did have a couple black-outs during my vacation.
I took the machine to the repair shop, and the mechanic's opinion is that my LCD screen needs replacement due to its old age.
On Monday morning I am going to drive back to the store where my machine is kept and try to switch it on and see what will happen before they charge me $15 quote.

Thanks again!! I'll report back soon.

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Date: 8/27/12 10:51 AM

I rushed into the store first thing in the morning to check the plug-in/ unplug idea, and lol and behold everything is fine now! Thanks Beauturbo, I may have wasted hundreds of dollars if they had gone ahead with repairs!

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Date: 8/27/12 12:07 PM

Quote: creative1
I rushed into the store first thing in the morning to check the plug-in/ unplug idea, and lol and behold everything is fine now! Thanks Beauturbo, I may have wasted hundreds of dollars if they had gone ahead with repairs!


This works for me - use a power strip/surge protector and plug in a task lamp along with the machine. This will help you to remember to turn off the power supply.

Same thing works for remembering to turn off the iron.


-- Edited on 8/27/12 12:08 PM --

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"Improvise, adapt and overcome." - Clint Eastwood/Heartbreak Ridge

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Date: 9/6/12 11:11 PM

..power strip/surge protector...Hm-m-m, I will have to ask DHwhat it is. Live and learn ALL your life, doesn't matter how old or clever you think you are, LOL! Thanks!

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