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Kristikay22
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Date: 12/2/12 11:18 AM

OK - I knew this wouldn't be as easy as I hoped I do have an older computer that is compatible, so all SHOULD work. I just can't get the two to recognize each other? I have Artlink 2.0 that I'm re-installing now... I had the 4.5 that was dowloadable from the internet.
I am not trying to digitize or anything crazy. Just use my files that I have (in ART form of course) and transfer them and embroider as is! I occasionally resize but that's all.
This machine came with the computer the lady used! So it should work. I connect and hear the beeps - so I know my computer sees it but then that's all... no options to send or whatever? With my brother I would just right click and "send to" my external drive - ie my sewing machine.
Tips? Tricks? I know it's an older machine software wise but this should be working?

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Date: 12/2/12 12:40 PM

Just make sure the com port is available you are using. Change it if you have to. You'll find it in the device menu of your computer. Artlink 6 is free on Bernina's web site. I use it on the laptop at my lake house on my 165E - that computer is running Windows 7.

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Date: 12/2/12 1:14 PM

what appears to be the problem (after reading about the com port things) is that the usb/serial port isn't functining correctly. My computer doesn't recognize it and cannot install/fix the driver? So I'm in the middle of trying to fix that :o/ Then I can try again with the connection to the darn sewing machine It's driving me batty as I have things I need to get done like 2 hours ago!

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Date: 12/2/12 1:56 PM

I did it! wahoooo. Here is the perfect article to help:http://berninasupport.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/473/kw/180%20com%20port%20engaged/related/1
I had to reinstall a driver to my computer first because my usb serial port wasn't working for some reason?? WEIRD. So thankful I can try it out now!!!

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Date: 12/2/12 2:56 PM


I had similar issues. My machine didn't reconize the sewing machine. After unloading and reloading puting in the divers and using blue words. $%%#$ It finally worked. Now i can embroder on both of my machines.
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Date: 12/3/12 7:37 AM

I was fit to be tied yesterday! Especially since I was using the darn computer that came with the machine. Apparently when I plugged in my other machine to that computer -- it goofed up all of the com port connectability for some reason. Dumb! But either way - I was thrilled to used my Bernina. The software is a touch older than my machine but the same if that makes sense and way smarter. So I don't feel like I took a step back! And the stitches are just lovely! So crisp!

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Date: 12/3/12 11:14 AM

OK - it's not recognizing the large hoop Not jumbo... just a 5x7 hoop? This hoop came with the machine from the dealer. So it should work? Suggestions :o/ It just puts it as smaller on the screen? So I did "calibrate" it and still... not right?

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Date: 12/3/12 12:25 PM

The new Artlink (version 6.0F) does NOT work with models 165-185. Bernina dropped support of these models.

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Date: 12/3/12 2:03 PM

it is working with mine! That being said - my darn machine won't recognize the right hoop size! It recognizes the bottom 2 but not the large one :o/

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Date: 12/5/12 2:48 PM

did you do a update on your sewing machine? Sometimes they update with the larger hoops. I know my pfaff 2140 only had the two sizes But when I updated the firmware it updated the hoops to.
Check the firmware and see when it was last updated.

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