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I am looking to buy an embroidery module for a Bernina 185

Are any of the other Bernina models compatible? If I can find one, could the module for a 180 work with my 185? If I buy from a private party, what are the minimum pieces that must be included (i.e., software, dongle, plugs, cables, etc).
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Are you still looking for embroidery module?

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  • Debra Jan 06, 2012

    I am also looking for a Bernina 180 Embroidery Module. How do I know which module version is correct to buy for my machine and where is the best place to find one?

  • margaret kommer Nov 06, 2012

    i have one for sale email me kommpeg2@telkomsa.net

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    leanne1997 Jan 09, 2013

    hi margret do you still have the bernina 180 module for sale ?lynnthomas233@btinternet.com

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Is bernina artista 180 embroidery module compatible with bernina artista 170


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It is very likely that when you attempted to connect the embroidery unit with the plug out of alignment that you would have bent some of the pins on the male side of the plug. It is possible, though not advisable, to straighten the pins in this pug. However, if not done perfectly, this could cause further damage to both the male and female sides of the plug. I would recommend taking it in to a local BERNINA dealer and repair center to have that cable replaced just to be safe.

You can find a nearby dealer at: http://www.bernina.com/en-US/Where-to-Buy-US/Store-Locator

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Bernina Artista 180 firmware question: I sold a Bernina Artista 180 sewing/embroidery machine. This machine was from 1999 and never had any firmware updated. The embroidery module was damaged in sh


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Dec 15, 2014 | Bernina Artista 180

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With embroidery card inserted into module, no motifs appear on the display screen.


Here are two other possibilities other than electrical problems with your Bernina. There are embroidery design cards that were made for the 200 & 730 that simply do not work in a 180. There is nothing marked on the card or the packaging that will tell you what model machine the card will work in. I sold a bunch of my design cards on eBay last winter and I tested all of them in both a 730 and a 180 before making the ad discription. I found that most of the design cards worked in the 180 & 730, but there were a few that only worked in the 730. So if your design card is one of those that won't work in a 180, that could be your problem.
You did not say if you have other design cards that do work or there is only one you tried. Possibly the card itself is bad.
A static shock to the card could possibly damage it.
So if you take your machine to a dealer to have it looked at, take your design card along.
The 180's memory for storing designs is located in the embroidery module, not the machine itself. If that memory is filled up with other designs this can cause a problem.
So your problem is most likely with the design card or with the embroidery module. Should you need to get another embroidery module, that module needs to be the same version number as your machine or it will not work. I have a. video posted on YouTube that shows you how to check the version number of your machine and module. That information is in my "Bernina check hours 165, 170, 180, 185" video. Put that in the YouTube search box and you will find my video. Plus I have other helpful Bernina videos posted.

Aug 14, 2014 | Bernina Artista 180

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I have a Bernina 180 with embroidery module. If I upgrade to a Bernina 640, would it work with my 180 module?


Unfortunately no, I think that the 185 and beyond use the same emb module. The 180 if I remember correctly, has the memory and card reader in the module itself and may have a different plug. I do know for sure that the 180 hoops will definitely not fit on the newer modules. Sorry to disapoint, Allen

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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

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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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