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Singer futura xl-400, my wife loves it but, she has to turn the speed down and run it slow when she is embroidering. i thought maybe it needs oiled, of the tension is wrong. i can usually help fix this stuff but this thing has way too many fetures for this man to fool with. yep, i said it. i need help. this thing is so smart it has to be an easy fix. it may have 25 hours of use on it.

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I don't know this particular machine, but doing embroidery is usually at a lower speed. Does it sound 'smooth'? If so, may not be any issue. Refer to the user manual - it may shed some light

Posted on Oct 19, 2013

Testimonial: "thank you sewwot. I'll see if peaches has looked at thread weight and we just bought some heavier "backing or fabric", what the design is put on. but when it runs fast, sounds like there is a bump, or like the needle is hitting something. I can't imagine doing a 50,000 count design at the speed this thing is working. thanks I will read about it."

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SOURCE: Singer Futura CE100 Connect Error. Check that USB cable is connected and power switch is turned on.

I received an email back from Singer stating that it is not possible at this time to load the Futura software on a 64-bit system using Vista. I have emailed to ask whether it would load if the OS were XP, but I haven't heard back yet.

They said that they were working on finding a fix for this, but they aren't sure that they will since it's a hardware problem.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Singer Futura CE100 Connect Error. Check that USB cable is connected and power switch is turned on.

So here's what I did and it worked for me. Somehow the WinDriver that is on the software is uninstalling itself and needs to be listed with the drivers for Jungo for this software to work. I installed the software when I first got the machine with no problems, then suddenly I couldn't open it and was receiving the same connection error. When you go to http://www.futura-support.com/faq/machine.htm#2 to install the drivers, you'll notice their screen shot shows both the CLEM driver and the WinDriver. Check your machine following their instructions to see if you have both listed under the Jungo driver. If not, go to http://www.jungo.com/st/windriver_usb_pci_driver_development_software.html and select the link under "Available WinDriver Toolkits" for your operating systems (I selected WinDriver USB for Windows). It asks a bunch of questions which I didn't know the answer to so I selected "other" on almost everything then entered "NA"or "?" for the other description. Select Download now and it will need to restart your computer. Once done, I looked at the device manager again and now WinDriver is listed under Jungo and CLEM and the software opens, no problems.

This will at least temporarily solve the issue, however, it's a free trial which means the download will expire at some point. Good news is, the windriver is on the futura disk, I just don't know why it's not installing or staying on the machine. I am sending all of this to Singer to figure out what they're missing in the installation files and hopefully get a fix permanently.

Good luck!

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Maybe you should try to contact singer south africa and ask them whats wrong, my laptop did the excact same thing switch over to home pc and no problem ever again.

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Maybe we could borrow one? My computer crashed and I can't find my cd-Please help. Christmas is fast approaching.

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