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Message Board > Machine Embroidery > USB stick for Bernina Artista 200e and "please raise the presser foot" message. ( Moderated by Pyrose)

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Date: 10/14/09 9:50 AM

I hope people don't think this an odd question, but do you have to use a USB stick that has been purchased from Bernina or can you use any ordinary stick? I filled up my Bernina one so I got an ordinary USB stick from a computer store and I put some new designs onto it. They went onto the stick fine, and then the stick fit the machine fine. The USB light even came on and flashed so I thought it would be reading it, but no designs came up on the screen for me to choose and the USB icon remained greyed out so I couldn't click on it. My machine can be a bit temperamental so I wondered if maybe it should read it and it just disliked that particular stick. Or whether I did something wrong, or must use only Bernina sticks. Its reading the Bernina stick just fine.

Also, does anyone else's machine do this weird thing where it keeps telling you to raise the presser foot just as its about to check the unit and sort itself ready to go even though the foot is up? Mine does this all the time. I spent fifteen minutes doing the "turn it off, turn it on" dance with it yesterday before it worked out that the foot was indeed up. Most annoying.
Grateful for any advice.

Jenni

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Date: 10/14/09 11:56 AM

Hi Jenni,
I do not have this feature, but many in my Bernina sewing club do. I am almost positive I have heard them say that the USB stick has to be a specific one from Bernina. I have no idea about the "raise the presser foot" error. I will assume you will get other responses from PRers, but I will also email a friend who will know about the stick at least.
Good luck!

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Date: 10/14/09 12:42 PM

You will probably be able to get your 200 to read a Sansdisk cruzer model, AFTER you uninstall the U3 software from it, but I'm not aware of them having drivers installed for any other brand, although my 40gig SeaGate external hard drive worked on my 730.

Presser foot issue probably needs to be looked at by a tech.

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Date: 10/14/09 12:43 PM

Jenni,

If you go to the old Bernina Customer Service site (http://berninasupport.custhelp.com), select Click HERE to Review the FAQs, then enter USB stick in the Search by Keyword field, you will get several posts regarding the USB sticks. I haven't used this feature, but this may help.

Kay Ellen

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Date: 10/14/09 5:03 PM

Quote: Raye Ann
I am almost positive I have heard them say that the USB stick has to be a specific one from Bernina.


They may have said that, but that's only because they want the 8x profit margin by selling the stick.
My own Bernina dealer uses generic sticks on their floor models.

The SanDisk Micro Cruzer stick is what I use for my 730E. (There are other brands that will work but I don't know which ones) I had to remove the U3 program like someone else mentioned here. Especially for the DPv6 upgrade. One stick didn't have all the U3 removed and it balked with version 6 software until I totally reformatted it.

I don't know why you're getting the presser foot message. Sorry.
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Date: 10/15/09 3:17 AM

Thanks everyone. I'll go check out the customer service on line. For some reason I never thought of that, I was just trying to avoid going to my dealer, who would just try and sell me something really expensive. I tried three different sticks last night and got one to work so I will have to go ask the boss where he got it and see if I can get another the same. It was a work one that I borrowed for test purposes.

Jenni.

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Subject: USB stick for Bernina Artista 200e and please raise the presser foot message. Date: 10/15/09 9:50 AM

I don't know if the Bernina machine give you the option but I know for the Janome flash cards you have to fomat the stick in the machine so it can set up the proper file system. Maybe have to do the same with Bernina. A usb stick is a usb stick.

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Date: 10/15/09 10:09 AM

Quote: Sewwolf
. A usb stick is a usb stick.

The kicker is that MSRP is $80 for the Bernina stick. What a cash cow. My dealer was very helpful in getting my SanDisk to work. I told them that the money I saved would be spent in their store on feet and embroidery supplies, and it was.
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Date: 10/18/09 7:26 AM

Quote: Sewwolf
A usb stick is a usb stick.

In the case of the 200/730 machines, which run on a modified version of Windows CE, there are only drivers loaded (and you can't install any more, unless you're a hacker) for a few USB sticks.

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Date: 11/16/09 5:18 PM

I recently upgraded my Aurora 430 to an Artista 630 but kept my embroidery module for my 430 which uses Editor Lite. I had downloaded many embroidery designs on my computer in art format. My Bernina 630 needs exp format. I was quite surprised when I put the Bernina USB stick into my computer, saved the designs and opened the USB in my 630 to find it worked perfectly. I really wasn't expecting it to work. It did not work with a regular USB stick.

Thanks also to CJ for your advice on the machine. I love it and will review it at a later date.

Wendy

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