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Screen is frozen

Put on my hoop and was ready to begin embroidery...suddenly the screen just froze and wouldn't allow me to do anything. I tried turning it off and on, but the only thing I get is the welcome screen.

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  • nurseplj Feb 28, 2009

    I am having the exact same problem. Even tried unplugging and leaving overnight hoping it would reset.

  • Kent Sechrest
    Kent Sechrest May 11, 2010

    Do any of the buttons above the needle work?. Needle up down foot up/down etc?

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Remove the embroidery unit and see will come on then. If not, it is probably the PC board. If it does come back on, it may be the embroidery unit or the connection. Take to authorized Husqvarna Viking dealer for service or have them send it to Husqvarna Viking (SVP) Technical Service Department for repair. A list of authorized Husqvarna Viking dealers can be found at the Husqvarna Viking website - http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us

Good luck.

Posted on Sep 26, 2009

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    • A zigzag sewing machine with a drop-feed control. (In other words, you have to be able to lower the feed dogs so they don't try to feed the fabric.) It's nice if you can vary the width of your zigzag stitches too.
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