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Designer 1 touch screen freezes

Machine was bought in 2000 and have had no problems until past few days. The touch screen seemed not calibrated but even after recalibrating, it froze after a short time of embroidery. It will not get beyond the first notice that I am using the Q-foot. Can't get beyond that screen.

Hasa any one else experienced this and what was the cause and repair?
TIA I have the Designer SE. I put my hoop on and was about to embroidery, and suddenly my machine just froze up. I turned it off and on several times. The lights come on, but the only thing I get on the screen is the welcome. It won't go beyond that.

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Static Electricity and Designer 1:
The designer 1 is susceptible to static electricity. They sell static removers for electronics. Try that 1st. Don’t spray your machine, just the rag and wipe the machine. Endust for electronics makes a pump spray and you can even use it on the screen (DONT spray the screen). Then try to recalibrate the screen in the set menu. If you can’t get into the set menu keep trying until you can otherwise, there is a way to get into the service mode to set it.

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