Question about Bernina Artista 170
I continue to get a message "Serial port is engaged"
I just bought a new laptop and upgraded to V.6. Since I have always used a magic box I didn't know how to attach my bernina 170 directly to the laptop. My bernina dealer said that I would first need a serial to usb adapter since my machine is old enough that it doesn't have a usb port on it. Make sure it doesn't have the screws on the serial part because they will not allow you to attach it to the machine. He also said that I may have to make a new com port as most pc laptops only show 4. I did a search of the computer and found how to make a new com port. A little more fiddleing around with the laptop and cables and restarting both then it somehow recognized that I had made a new com port. Voila. It now works. (I am a Mac person). Hope this helps. margaret
Posted on Jan 22, 2010
I finally figure out my problem and am up and working again. Microsoft Active Sync was reserving the Com 1 port. I simply went into the Active Sync and changed to port to Com 4. I did talk to someone at my Bernina dealer about the problem and evidently there are lots of people that have teh same type of problem if they have a Palm or phone that they connect to their computer.
Posted on Feb 11, 2008
Unplug ALL plugs going into machine and only plug in the foot pettle and the electricial outlet cord
Posted on Feb 07, 2008
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