My Gypsy died! After a year-and-a-half of working it hard, today I turned it on, and the blue light lit up but the screen didn't. I tried the hard reset button in the back, but still couldn't get it to turn on.
I had Mother's Day projects to do, so I had to go on without it. It felt so foreign to handle the actual cartridges and plug them into the Expression machine! I remembered that somehow, a long time ago, this is how I did things!
I tried several times over the next few hours, turning it on, reseting it, and then letting it sit and rest for a time - hoping it would come back. But it never did.
A few hours later, when my husband returned home from my Saturday honey-do list, I handed him my machine and cried about the sad problem. He pressed the button and it turned right on (I shouldn't be surprised - he's really good about knowing how to press the right buttons, but that's another story). I quickly plugged it in and did a backup of my designs from the last few weeks that I had thought were lost forever.
Now, we will see if it continues to work.
Update: After the update, I turned it off and it wouldn't work again. I let it rest, and it worked again about 4 hours later. Now I'll go madly cutting until it dies.