Just hooked up a laptop to my Artista 180 w/ a usb/serial adapter (no serial port on this laptop- old laptop w/ serial port finally died).
Tried to write to card in embroidery module, got error message "no link to serial port". Device mgr says USB adapter is working properly, says it's com port 4. Help! How do I get my design downloaded to the card (or even the module itself)?Thank you.
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Re: 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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If you only need to write the designs.... Get an USB to Serial port adapter cable. Then download Artlink from the Bernina website. It's free. I did this on a 180 with Windows 7 and got this old machine working again.
Just use the free download software from Bernina called Artlink. I used it along with a USB to Serial converter cable to connect to the machine. Works wonderfully. Allows me to still use my old Artista designer software if I want to on an older machine and then when I want to actually transfer the designs I use the laptop with the USB cable.
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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You need to get an adapter to convert the 9-pin to a USB port. I have one from Belkin. Once you get that set up, you will need to check the com port for the driver and make sure it is 1, 2, 3, or 4. If you have Vista or Windows 7, your softwware will not work. My dealer wants $400 to upgrade. I kept my old computer just for my sewing machine.
I have the same problem...V3 software. have not heard of an adapter. The software wouldn't work with Windows XP or Vista anyway. I upgraded to Editor plus V5 but have kept my old Designer plus on an ancient laptop so I can transfer old patterns. You will also find that your new laptop doesn't have a serial port to accomodate the old cable to bernina 180. Unfortunately it's always the case with updating a PC. Everything else has to follow! My advice, get hold of an old laptop:)