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LCD works only in the stitch mode, it is dark in all other modes. Any suggestions? Thank you

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Most likely: A/V plug has become faulty: http://www.fixya.com/support/t980272-a85_lcd_stays_off_in_all_modes_except

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Double check your display button. Cycle it thru the options to see if you are on lcd display. You may simply be in the mode where the lcd is shut off.

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