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Firmware Version How do you discover which firmware version is installed on the machine? Is it the vxx.xx number that shows up when the service menu/version tab is selected?

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  • sightwork Mar 14, 2008

    RE Bernina 180 firmware - I'd like to use CPS version 4.1, which requires firmware version 2.08 or higher. So how do I find the firmware version of my machine?



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Phonr the nearest Bernina Artista Dealer. If the CPS 4.1 software should pick it up. I use CPS 4.1 data software on mine and it picks it up automatically.

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The machine and module version number must match or the machine will not detect that a module is attached. So the question is how can you find out what firmware version number your machine and module is.
Since it is easier to show people how to do this, I have a video posted on that instructs you on how to see what version your machine and module is. To do this you must have the module attached and plugged into your 180.
Go to and type this in the search box at the top of the page "Bernina check hours 165, 170, 180, 185"
I know the title says check hours, but the video shows you how to put your machine on the service mode so you can see how many hours are on the machine. I also then show how to check the firmware version number. It's the first part of the version number before the "." that must be the same. Like if your machine is v4.01 and the module is 4.04, they are both version 4 so they will be able to communicate with each other. If your machine is v4.04 and the module is v3.01 then you have a version 4 machine and a version 3 module and the machine will not detect that a module is attached.
The problem can be corrected at a Bernina dealer that will be willing to help you out. It only takes a simple connection to a computer, the correct dealer software and a dealer can match the firmware versions for you. Hopefully you can find one that is willing to help.

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