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When I try to send patterns from computer to my Artista 180 embroidery machine a message that says "serial Port engaged" then anothert message says communications error. I have windows xp.

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Try to unstall the software driver of your Artista, then install it again.

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Cant connect my artista 180 to my pc it says 'serial port engaged'


Try changing to a different COM port and make sure you haven't got any other applications running that might be using the serial port, even if you've nothing connected ... have you recently installed something that might be using the COM port ?

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Just happen to be sitting in front a Bernina 180 at this very moment - with the connecting cable attached to a Keyspan USA-19HS Adapter. It is a current adapter available from either Keyspan (www.keyspan.com) or any number of computer retailers - physical or online. Seems to run around $30.00 just about everywhere. Auction sites may have bargain. Worked like a charm on an older XP computer as I was able to test the older software I had due to it having the necessary parallel port the the older dongle. While I am fairly certain this combination would also work on my Windows 7 computer, I am unable to test it as I have not come across a parallel adapter that will work with the older software parallel dongle. I've had other programs/peripherals that utilize usb to serial adapter (on my Windows 7) that have worked fine, so I suspect this would also be the case.

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Have 4.0 software. When trying to load pattern to 180 Bernina I get the message no link to serial port.


Which version of Windows do you use? There is an additional software to download from the Bernina website for Windows XP which solves that problem.

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Usb/serial adapter not working


check the com port of the appliaction, it is based on com1 only then you will need to make changes to the com4 to com1 follow these steps
open device manager
choose com4 and then right click for properties
choose port settings
choose advance
change the port number from 4 to 1
that will be all you can now give it a shot again

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it's in your computer control panel - you need to assign the com port to the cable - it took me a few tries.

In the long run, I bought the Editor Lite software for $120 on ebay - it comes with a USB dongle - that solved all my issues other than assigning the com port to the serial port. It all works like a charm now.

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Hello,
It is not true that the 180 is not compatible with new software.
I'm owning a artista 180 from 2002 and just installed the software designer V5+ on a laptop with windows vista.
The only problem was that there was no serial port on the laptop, now I have a new cable with USB ans serial output and the software works very well !!
When you contact Bernina you will get the same answer.

greetings Carla

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I am trying to send patterns from my computer to my Bernina Artista 180 and I keep getting the message (serial port engaged) ans communications error. I am musing windows xp PLEASE tell me what to do. ...


Does your bernina have a USB port or do you have a card reader? I have ran into this problem before. To use the patterns off of the computer, they have to be in a format that your embroidery machine can read. The only way I have found to do it, is use a card reader plugged into a USB port on the computer and it transfers files that wayinto a format the Bernina will read and be able to embroider from. Good Luck. Win XP started this problem and unfortunately, Vista hasn't fixed it.

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