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Brother 940 loses pattern when turned off
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Mar 7, 2019 08:17:14   #
txgigi (a regular here)
 
My Brother 940 loses the programmed pattern(built in pattern) when it is turned off. Everything else works fine.....I just have the program the pattern again. In the past the pattern remained in memory when turned off. Does this mean the battery needs to be replaced?
 
Mar 7, 2019 12:38:10   #
jaysclark
 
Sounds like you need a new battery
Mar 8, 2019 07:28:18   #
txgigi (a regular here)
 
That was what I thought and I have documentation on replacing battery. Has anyone done this?
Mar 8, 2019 08:23:25   #
topotex
 
I have a 950; and, I am sure I will have to do this someday. Are there clear instructions on how to replace the battery? Thanks!
Mar 8, 2019 09:20:14   #
susieknitter (a regular here)
 
I agree with Jaysclark saying it needs a new battery. The following link shows how to do it.
I don't know if this is the same info as you have already but I decided to put it on here because it will help others.......

http://bethscraftshop.blogspot.com/2014/01/how-to-change-battery-in-kh930.html
Mar 9, 2019 08:04:01   #
txgigi (a regular here)
 
Thanks, I did have the info from that site. Usually I don't hesitate to fix things; but this seems daunting......found battery that looks right on ebay…….it is the removing old and resoldering that
makes me hesitate.
 
Mar 9, 2019 08:22:15   #
susieknitter (a regular here)
 
txgigi wrote:
Thanks, I did have the info from that site. Usually I don't hesitate to fix things; but this seems daunting......found battery that looks right on ebay…….it is the removing old and resoldering that
makes me hesitate.


I know what you mean. If you have someone in your area that repairs laptops etc; they would probably do it for you.
Mar 9, 2019 08:48:15   #
txgigi (a regular here)
 
Now that you mention it; 2 years ago I dismantled and repaired a couple of laptops. The difference is those laptops were not working so in my mind, I had nothing to lose. My knittingmachine is working fine except for not retaining programmed patterns when power turned off. Maybe I should just wait.....I never turn off my knitting machine when I have a garment in process.
Aug 20, 2019 06:49:50   #
txgigi (a regular here)
 
Ordered battery from Newton's and small solder iron from Walmart. Yesterday did the job. Just opened compartment and removed screws holding computer board. Disconnected all cables. Desoldered old battery, soldered new battery. Then plugged all cables back and replaced board. Everything works and holds pattern memory when turned off. Really was easy.
Aug 20, 2019 06:59:36   #
susieknitter (a regular here)
 
txgigi wrote:
Ordered battery from Newton's and small solder iron from Walmart. Yesterday did the job. Just opened compartment and removed screws holding computer board. Disconnected all cables. Desoldered old battery, soldered new battery. Then plugged all cables back and replaced board. Everything works and holds pattern memory when turned off. Really was easy.


So pleased to hear you have managed to do this.
Aug 20, 2019 07:39:39   #
Rita in Raleigh
 
txgigi wrote:
Ordered battery from Newton's and small solder iron from Walmart. Yesterday did the job. Just opened compartment and removed screws holding computer board. Disconnected all cables. Desoldered old battery, soldered new battery. Then plugged all cables back and replaced board. Everything works and holds pattern memory when turned off. Really was easy.


How great that it worked when you fixed it. I would have chickened out and sought a repair person. If I were in TX I would have contacted John Sullivan, Diana Sullivan's husband. He does some repair work on knitting machines.
 
Aug 20, 2019 08:47:48   #
Peanut Tinker
 
That was brave of you. Good work.
Aug 25, 2019 05:30:56   #
sharronaw
 
Need to book mark this- could happen to any of us since all the machines are aging. Sharron
 
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