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The bernina artista 165 I just bought used was serviced before it was shipped to me. It looks like it is brand new but some of the push buttons don't work. I didn't know if something could have disconnected within if it was dropped or what.

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SOURCE: Bernina Artista 200E

turn off the machine, push in the ctr or ctl button and hold while machine powers on yellow screen will come on touch the one that has the clock

Posted on May 27, 2008

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SOURCE: bernina artista 640 embrodry

For a 640: Make sure the machine is off then Press the reverse button and the needle up/down button at the same time and keep pressing while turning on the machine until the service screen come up. Select the "i" icon and then the icon that has a picture with the clock and a question mark. That will show you the hours and stitch count used. To exit the service program just turn off the machine.
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Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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SOURCE: When i switch on my Bernina Artista 180 it blows

4 amp??? More likely 1.6 slow blow. The problem solution is changing the power supply, called a Classic L-print. Typical on the 130/180 Bernina.

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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SOURCE: version 4 of bernina artista will not load on my new computer

I have a solution. (sorry for my bad english) Last week is the notebook of my wife broke down (mainboard was ten years old). So we bought a new one. So I tried install artista V4, no chance (bernina said, you can update to V5). Next step, I install a XP-Pro on the new notebook (no chance too, because I can't find all drivers, they don't develop new drivers for XP).

Now my solution:
I installed a virtual machine (vmware player) with XP-Professional (which I have). At this XP-Machine I installed the artista V4 - it runs!

You can find a lot of help for installing a virtual machine in the www.

If you want, I'll describe the install-process for my vmware.

I hope I could help!


Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Do I need to oil the Bernina Artista 170? If so,

- yes \-every 3-5 hours of sewing or more if you are sewing very dirty fabrics (used canvas etc)
-remove the shuttle, clean and oil the "race" where the shuttle ocellates
-remove the light cover with the off set torues wrench included with your machine
oil the needle bar, take up lefver joints and the presserfoot bar. any thing more should be done by a qualified technicial who should remove back and front covers and remove lint and dirt and then oil all the bearings

Posted on May 02, 2010

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