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I have an (obviously old) Brother PC-8200. All of a sudden, the touch screen has stopped responding when the embroidery unit is installed. It works fine in normal sewing mode, but once I attach the embroidery unit, I can't get it to advance off the opening screen where you have to press the button that says "check." I'm pretty handy, and I know my way around this old machine inside and out (literally), but this one has me stumped. I know if I take it in for servicing, either they'll say they CAN'T service it because it is so old, or it would cost me as much as a new PE770 to fix. I really only want to use this machine for embroidery (not general sewing). Any suggestions?

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    Alison Coons Nov 27, 2013

    I have also recently recalibrated the screen, and again, it works perfectly in regular sewing mode. It just freezes up when the embroidery unit is installed,

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I suggest that you stop using it and let it rest. then unplug it multiple times and if that doesn't work, then it's trash.


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Yes, I have a solution for this problem. Your screen needs to be recalibrated and you can do it yourself. Don't you wish they would just tell you this stuff instead of charging you an arm and a leg? Here's what to do: Before turning on the machine, press the start/stop button, the reverse button, and the needle position button all at once with one hand (one finger on each button). Hold them down and turn on the machine. What will come up is a recalibration screen. You will see the numbers 1-5 with a little plus sign beside them. Find a small blunt object (I used the tip of a mechanical pencil with the lead in instead of out) and while holding the start/stop button, touch the plus sign beside 1-5 in numerical order. Then, turn the machine off and on again in the normal way. This should recalibrate the screen. Pass it along, people! This is something no one should have to pay for!

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hi, to open the pc-8200 first you need remove the right cover these have 1 screw under a plastic cap.
now you remove the 2 plastic cover in the left side upper and low these are onlu a screw in the back an remove pull to the left side.

Next remove the plastic cover where rest the embroidery these have two screw, you can see easy...

at this time you have only the front & rear cover, this have a hiden screw and lot of presure grapes.

if you need more help sendme a email adrianferra@hotmail.com

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try this
While pressing the start/stop, reverse stitch and needle position buttons, turn on the power to display the screen
for the touch panel adjustment mode.
2. While pressing the start/stop button, touch the touch panel at the positions marked by crosses (+) in order from 1 to
5.
(When touching the touch panel, use an object with a rounded tip such as a pencil or matchstick. Never use a
hard or sharp-pointed object.)
If the buzzer sounds once when cross number 5 is touched, the adjustment has been made correctly.
If the buzzer sounds twice when cross number 5 is touched, an error has occurred. In this case, touch the
crosses on the touch panel again in order from 1 to 5.
Never press the thread cutter button during this time. (Doing so may cause a malfunction.)
3. Turn the power off, then on again and check that the screen display and the touch panel positions are aligned

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