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HAVE LAPTOP AND BERNINA 185 EMBROIDERY SET UP HOW CAN I MAKE CORRECT CONNECTIONS WITH USB PORTS, ETC.

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  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    NOT QUITE. HAVE AN ADAPTER AND STILL CANNOT SEND DESIGNS TO SEWING MACHINE. IT SAYS "SERIAL PORT ENGAGED"

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    I am trying to connect my 185 with the serial to usb and still can not send of receive designs from the sewing machine.

  • bettyjun49 Feb 08, 2009

    Actually, my machine is a 180, but "no link to serial port" is the message I keep getting. And I already have a Radio Shack serial/usb cable. I've been fighting this for, literally, weeks... Thanks for any help.

  • sisco-willia Feb 11, 2009

    I have had the same problem and was instructed that a belkin usb cable is the only cable that has the correct interface to communicate between the computer and the Bernina 180 sewing machine.

  • cybereilw Feb 24, 2009

    Same problem - new laptop with no serial port.  I have gotten a serial to usb, but when I try to send a design to the machine (180), I keep getting the message, "no serial port connection."  The software was set on Com Port 1, so I tried the others, 2-4, but the same thing happened.  Is there a specific brand/type of serial-usb cable that must be used?  Please let me know.

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You must purchase a Serial (port) to USB (port) adapter. I got mine at Radio Shack. Hope this helps

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I purchased a serial port that is not compatable with my sewing machine, I also purchased an updated software with Bernina to make my embroidery machine user friendly. however,I am unable to connect


Problem is that the Bernina software you are using expects to talk to a 'COM port and the PC's USB serial interface doesn't automatically default to a COM port. Make sure you have installed the software that was delivered with your USB-to-Serial adapter and look on your PC's 'Device Manager' under 'Ports' - you should see the USB adapter listed and it should be assigned to a COM Port number. You need to check what COM port numbers are accepted by the Bernina embroidery software (sorry, I cant remember and haven't got one here presently) - it should be in the Options menu. You have to ensure that the USB 'virtual COM port' is the same as that which is set in the Bernina software. If the Bernina software doesn't support the COM port allocated to the USB interface, go to 'Properties, Port settings, Advanced, COM port number and set this to the same as the COM port number in the Bernina software - hopefully this should set up the link OK, provided you haven't got a COM port clash - to avoid this, it's usually best to choose a COM port number of 2 or above.

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USB to Serial port cable for Bernina Artista 180


Just happen to be sitting in front a Bernina 180 at this very moment - with the connecting cable attached to a Keyspan USA-19HS Adapter. It is a current adapter available from either Keyspan (www.keyspan.com) or any number of computer retailers - physical or online. Seems to run around $30.00 just about everywhere. Auction sites may have bargain. Worked like a charm on an older XP computer as I was able to test the older software I had due to it having the necessary parallel port the the older dongle. While I am fairly certain this combination would also work on my Windows 7 computer, I am unable to test it as I have not come across a parallel adapter that will work with the older software parallel dongle. I've had other programs/peripherals that utilize usb to serial adapter (on my Windows 7) that have worked fine, so I suspect this would also be the case.

Hope this helps. If you have specific questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Happy stitching,
Kim
www.sewingexpressions.com

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I need to order one I lost mine bernina 180 cable


This is for connecting the embroidery machine to the PC?

You will need a cable with USB port A on one end and USB port B on the other - both male.

You can get this style of cable at an electronics store.

If this is not what you mean, then you need a Bernina dealer to order one for you.

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Usb/serial adapter not working


check the com port of the appliaction, it is based on com1 only then you will need to make changes to the com4 to com1 follow these steps
open device manager
choose com4 and then right click for properties
choose port settings
choose advance
change the port number from 4 to 1
that will be all you can now give it a shot again

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Are you still looking for embroidery module?

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Hello,
It is not true that the 180 is not compatible with new software.
I'm owning a artista 180 from 2002 and just installed the software designer V5+ on a laptop with windows vista.
The only problem was that there was no serial port on the laptop, now I have a new cable with USB ans serial output and the software works very well !!
When you contact Bernina you will get the same answer.

greetings Carla

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