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Brother mfc-6490cw lcd screen shows no display (just the backlight is on)

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Procedure1: Changing the LCD Contrast setting

  1. Press Menu.
  2. Press the Up or Down Arrow key to choose General Setup.
  3. Press OK. (For touchscreen models, skip this step.)
  4. Press the Up or Down Arrow key to choose LCD Settings.
  5. Press OK. (For touchscreen models, skip this step.)
  6. Choose LCD Contrast and then choose Light, Med, or Dark.
  7. Press OK. (For touchscreen models, skip this step.)
  8. Press Stop/Exit.

Procedure 2: Changing the Backlight Brightness setting
(This option may not appear depending on the model of your Brother machine.)
  1. Press Menu.
  2. Press the Up or Down Arrow key to choose General Setup.
  3. Press OK. (For touchscreen models, skip this step.)
  4. Press the Up or Down Arrow key to choose LCD Settings.
  5. Press OK. (For touchscreen models, skip this step.)
  6. Choose Backlight.
  7. Do one of the following (The menu varies on your model.):
    • Choose Light, Med, or Dark.
    • Press the Left Arrow key to make the backlight darker or press the Right Arrow key to make the backlight lighter.
  8. Press OK. (For touch screen models, skip this step.)
  9. Press Stop/Exit.
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