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Adding a hard drive

I have a compac presario ..amd 500 processor and 2 gig hard drive ...i d like to add another hard drive to the case along side the existing one do i do that and have a functioning machine?

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How do I remove the metal case of my sewing machine so I can replace a belt?

A: You asked, "How do I remove the metal case of my sewing machine so i can replace a belt?" Without the specific Make and Model number it is impossible to give a specific answer, so with such a general question you can only get a general answer regarding Metal-Case machines (since that is the only information you provided in your question).
Many Metal-Case sewing machines usually have either:
(A) External Motors and External Drive-Belts, changing the belt is easy and intuitive.
(B) Internal Motors that are Internal Direct-Drive and have no Drive-Belts to change or adjust.
(C) Internal Motors and Internal Belt-Driven Hand-Wheels, and this is what I assume you have. To change the belt:
(1) Unplug the machine.
(2) Remove the Top-Panel (usually 2 or 3 screws need removal). Some machines (very few) have a pry-off top that has no screws, just internal spring-clips that hold onto nubbins under the lid.
(3) Remove the Left Side-Panel that fits around and under the Hand-Wheel (if it has a side panel; and it may be plastic, there should be 1 or 2 slot-head screws holding it in place. If it just has 1 screw it is generally centrally located; if 2, one may be high and the other low. A few machines also have interlocking tabs that fit into the body, that must be un-puzzeled to remove.
(4) Loosen the motor Drive-Belt Pulley to remove the old belt (it is usually a slotted set-screw or a small Allen Wrench (Hex).
If there is a Part Number on the old belt, use, or measure the old belt and/or use the Part Number to help match it to a new belt. If you have a manual, it may show the Drive-Belt Part Number; there are also Parts Lists for many machines. Less expensive generic parts are often just as good, as long as they are of the correct size, configuration and installed properly. Avoid the rubber-band type giant O-Rings to Drive machines, Belts are better *.
(5) Replace the new Drive-Belt and Drive-Belt Pulley, adjusting the belt tension so the motor can reach full speed without laboring. "A Twee-Bit Too-Loose" is better than being "Too-Tight"., but best to be just right, that is to allow the belt to deflect a little if pressed in the middle, yet tight enough so there is no slippage. A lugged belt (often Orange color, but sometimes Black) makes it much easier, since there is no slippage due to the lugs, and it can allow the machine to turn easier (with less resistance than * tight O-ring Drive-Belts) to sew better with less motor- bushing wear). "Assembly" is the reverse of "Disassembly".
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Jan 30, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Singer 7466 opening plastic case?

you can remove the rocker switch this will allow you to move the case away which inturn will allow more access

Sep 05, 2008 | Singer 7466 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I have a singer 500/550 .I'm trying too sew a straight stitch ,but I'm having trouble with the tension. What's the best setting? And i can't sew with needle in the middle position. Why

500/550? wow, that an old one. have you check your timing? or the bevel gears?
what type of problems are you having with the sewing. is the thread knotting up on the back side of the fabric? is the thread just breaking? or is it just missing stitches? does the needle hit the bobbin case?
I have a 600 series and I found that if i put the tension around 2 or 3 it sews the best.
too tight the tread breaks, too lose the thread knots up on the back.
I had to change out the bevel gears and have the machine re-time to stop the miss-stitching.
also may want to check your bobbin tension.

May 29, 2015 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Elna 500 electronic sewing machine parts

Nice machine made by Tavaro Switzerland who no longer operate. However you should still be able to get parts from a Elna dealer. Or try, the jubilee, 46 and 500 are same, 500 just had no hard lexcan wrap around case but internally same as jubilee I think. Its an Air Electronic model so they all had same air foot pedal, power lead and almost all the accessories are interchangeable on the Swiss made Tavaros. Low heel and clip on feet.

Jun 10, 2013 | Elna Sewing Machines

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My brand new Janome Sewist 500 is making noise - it's clunking as I sew. I'm sewing two layers of cotton twill, stitch A, length 2, tension 5. Help!

have you checked to see if the bobbin is in the bobbin case correctly
is it still under warrenty? you might want to take back to the place you bought it from & let them check it

Mar 09, 2012 | Janome Sewist 500 Sewing Machine

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My bobbin case came out of my sewing machine and I can't get it back in correctly. The bobbin case moves around. I have a singer cg-500/550

I just had this same problem and although i could not find the answer online, I managed to fix it.


If you look at the bobbin case there are 3 different tabs sticking out.

First you need to have tab #1 under the main part of the machine, and #3 over top of the small twisted metal piece below the bottom fabric gripper.

The hard part is to get the second tab into the proper spot. I circled the piece that you need to move in red. If you move the little piece by pushing it with a flat screw driver, you can line up the bobbin case so that tab #2 is under the metal piece and the bobbin case will be properly set.

Don't give up! It wasn't easy to get it back but I did it, I'm sure you can too!

Apr 27, 2011 | Singer CG754 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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My D1 still runs designs from a floppy. I have the 4D software. What computer extension do I need to save my designs to, in order for the sewing machine to be able to stitch them. So far I'm having no luck...

Your Designer 1 will read none of the file formats you listed. It uses .shv which is a special file type created just for the Designer 1. Some embroidery sellers offer this format, but most do not. You don't need the .shv if you have the 4D software. When you purchase designs, you can buy almost any format you want and your software will deal with it. Most Husqvarna Designer owners purchase designs in .vp3 or .pes format. Avoid .art designs.

You need to set up your software using the Configure module. You can access this either by locating your 4D software folder on your hard drive - in that folder there should be an .exe called Configure - or use a link in your normal 4D screen once you open the program. Look for the icon along the top that looks like a screwdriver and pliers (or something like that). In Configure use the Send 1 tab to tell your software that you have a floppy disk Designer 1.

When you want to load designs for your sewing machine, open 4D Disk Manager (it will be in the drop-down Accessories box using the arrow beside the Configure button). You need to have the correctly formatted floppy disk in your computer's floppy disk drive. If you don't have one, you can format a blank one from within the Disk Manager module. Most importantly if you are using a floppy that already has been used in your Designer 1, you need to use the Read Disk icon along the top. The designs already on your floppy are read into the program. You can then add whatever designs you want by using the Open (icon showing an open manilla folder) or View (looks like a blue camera) buttons. Then you choose the Write Disk button to put not only your newly added designs on the floppy disk, but to also put back the ones that were already on it. Click "Yes" when asked if you want to erase designs already on the disk. It is quite safe provided you read the disk into Disk Manager first, as described above.

Jun 10, 2010 | Husqvarna Designer I

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Oil is leaking from the side of the machine at the pully/flywheel

try and get inside and mop up excess oil - then do not add oil for a month or 2. when you next add oil just 1 drop on each moving part is all that is required.

ther is no oil reservoir in a domestic sewing machine so the oil you see is what has been added recently.


Jul 21, 2009 | Sewing Machines

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I think the problem may be with the folder structure on your flash drive!

You need to start by creating a new folder called EmbF5, and put your designs in that, in another folder which should be called MyDesign. You can have other folders within EmbF5 - all the folder names must have 8 letters or less, but the design names can be longer. The machine uses jef format designs.

There are several Yahoo Groups for users of the Janome embroidery machines, many of the folks on them are very knowledgeable and will help with problems.

I hope this helps

Feb 02, 2009 | Sewing Machines

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Motherboard for a e-machine t6420

CPU: AMD Athlon™ 64 3400+ Processor (with AMD 64 technology)
(2.20GHz, 1600MHz system bus, 512KB L2 cache) Operating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005
Chipset: NVIDIA® nForce™® 410 Memory: 1GB DDR (2 × 512MB), 400MHz dual channel
Expandable to 4GB Hard Drive: 200GB HDD (7200rpm, 2MB cache) Optical Drive: 16x DVD±RW multiformat double layer drive Media Reader: 8-in-1 digital media manager (Secure Digital™ (SD), smart media, micro drive, memory stick, memory stick PRO, compact flash, multimedia card, USB 2.0) Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® 6100 GPU
up to 128MB of shared video memory
PCI-Express® (PCI-E x16) slot available Sound: 6-channel (5.1) high definition audio Network: 10/100Mbps integrated Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port) Modem: 56K ITU V.92-ready fax/modem (RJ-11 port) Peripherals: Premium multimedia keyboard, 2-button wheel mouse, amplified stereo speakers Ports/Other: 5 USB 2.0 ports (4 in back, 1 in media reader), 1 VGA external connector, 1 serial port, 1 parallel port, 2 PS/2 ports (keyboard and mouse), 5 audio ports (2 in front, 3 in back) Dimensions: 14.25"H x 7.25"W x 16"D Weight: 22.5lbs
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