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What is a dongle? My version 3 keeps saying attach dongle but I don't know waht that is.

What is a dongle for the version 3 Bernina embroidery software?

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A dongle is a usb plug in used for mobile broadband connections and should be available from your mobile phone shop!
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It sounds like you bought copied software with no dongle. Sorry to hear that, but that's why Bernina does it. So people can't steal it as easy.

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    I purchased Version 5 from Bernina, granddaughter playing with it outside, son-in law ran over it with his truck. Didn't know granddaughter was even playing with it!

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The dongle came with the software; it is a security device which retricts being able to use the software unless it is attached. For Ver. 3 it it looks like the end of your printing cable - you couple them together to plug the lot in, or separately if you have a second 21 pin pug on your computer.

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I have installed artista v3.0 software and dongle on a machine running Windows 98. When I open the software to run it says it cannot see the security device.


Dongle will not be recognized
NOTE - If you have encountered any of the following when installing your v5 BERNINA Embroidery Software:
After the computer reboot the screen will prompt for the new dongle but will NOT recognize it.
After the computer reboot the screen will prompt AND recognize the new dongle but never ask for or recognize the older dongle.
The software installation seems to complete but when attempting to open the program you will get the tool tips for a period of time then get taken back to your Desktop.
After rebooting the PC, you get an "error 7" message in the black DOS screen.
You may try one of the following (NOTE: Disconnect ALL USB devices from the computer EXCEPT for the version 5 dongle. If doing an update, attach the old dongle only when prompted):
1. If the version 5 software is installed, go to MY COMPUTER > Local Disk C: > Program Files > BERNINA > Embroidery Software > BIN folder and in the BIN folder will be a file called 'DATAGATHER' or 'DATAGATHER.EXE'. Locate this file and double-left click it to restart the 'verifying the security device' process and should finalize the brain transfer.
2. If step 1 was not successful, you will next need to try to run the REPAIR feature from the v5 install CD. To do this, reinsert the version 5 installation cd, and choose the REPAIR feature when you are asked to make a choice. Click NEXT and YES to finalize the REPAIR and restart the computer when prompted


Also doesn't look like it will run on Windows 98. It is SOOO Old! Version 5 won't anyway.

http://www.berninasoftware.com/faq-i710-p5343c140e7c855f8d1d842476841b61ef6b09596-sE.html

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Lost dongle bernina 180 artista version 3


Unfortunately, your dongle is like a Key that is made just for your machine. You could try contacting Bernina or the place where you bought the machine originally and ask if they can send you a replacement. I've afraid it will be very expensive though.

Good luck.

Mar 15, 2014 | Bernina Artista 180

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How do I install Bernina Artista Software V5 on Windows 8?


Contrary to what Bernina has said about their software (Bernina Embroidery Software v5), that particular software CAN be installed AND ran in Windows 8 with no issues whatsoever. When you install it, it will perform normally (not go to a blue screen like Bernina says), then it will ask you to insert the dongle. After installation, go to the Bernina Embroidery icon and right click. Select troubleshoot compatibility. The computer will run a test to see what system you should run the software as. It should say Windows XP Service Pack 3. Select next. Now double click your Bernina software and it should start up fine. Hope this helped.

Dec 30, 2012 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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I have found and downloaded a dongle tester, how does this work?


The Dongle Checker V5 was developed for testing and examining the Dongles of the BERNINA Embroidery software V5


Dongle can be examined for functionality and type (editor plus, Desinger plus, update or incorrect Dongle)


Only for service purposes ..., Not usable for end user ...

Aug 20, 2012 | Bernina Artista 180

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Artista embroidery program version 3.0 and Windows 7


For other versions and probably yours...
You'll need the following service packs to use BERNINA Embroidery Software V5 aand under Windows® 7 / Windows Vista™ operating system:
  • Service Pack 2 for BERNINA Embroidery Software V5 (V5.0W)
  • Aurora driver for 64-bit Windows® operating systems
  • Latest dongle driver
  • EConPC 3.1 & ADX 7.14
You'll find them at www.bernina.com\downloads
Hope this helped.
Rick

Jul 04, 2010 | Bernina Artista 180

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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

Jun 23, 2010 | Bernina Artista 180

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I have no software with my Bernina 440QE embroidery Module. What can I use. Also what is a dongle & does that come with the software


A dongle is a flash drive, but in Bernina's case it is a programed security device that prevents using their software other than with their products.

Once you get software with this device, take very good care of it as the replacement is expensive.

Other brands of software do not use this device.

Another issue with Bernina is the embroidery format. If it is Art you are stuck with Bernina software and designs as other formats cannot be converted to this particular format.

Bernina makes fine sewing machines, but the embroidery machines and software are not easy on the purse.

For the price of the software, you could buy a Brother embroidery machine that is user friendly and uses a format is is very popular and easy to find. No roadblocks when using software with this brand.

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