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I need to convert my parellel port dongle to USB

I have a Bernina Artista 180 with older softerware. The dongle is a parellel port which does not fit on my new laptop. I have been told by my local Bernina Store thqt I can purchase an adapter for this problem. I have not beenn able to locate this adapter. Could someone help me. Thanks., Francette

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I have the same problem...V3 software. have not heard of an adapter. The software wouldn't work with Windows XP or Vista anyway. I upgraded to Editor plus V5 but have kept my old Designer plus on an ancient laptop so I can transfer old patterns. You will also find that your new laptop doesn't have a serial port to accomodate the old cable to bernina 180. Unfortunately it's always the case with updating a PC. Everything else has to follow! My advice, get hold of an old laptop:)

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