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Bernina 440QE Getting started

Old 02-28-2020, 02:46 PM
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Hi, fellow quilters and machine embroiderers. I bought this machine on Ebay. It has only 180 working hours on it, 6 embroidery and the rest sewing. I would like to learn to embroider on it. I have it all set up, I think. I get to where you "write to the machine" and EC to PC opens. It shows the PC and cord from it in red, and the animation shows attaching the sewing machine to power cord, PC cord, and embroidery arm cord. It will not go any further. I have tried rebooting everything. What am I missing?
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Old 02-28-2020, 03:10 PM
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You can download the manual directly from the Bernina website.
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Old 02-28-2020, 03:23 PM
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You can download the manual directly from the Bernina website.
yes, I saw that. It was kinda vague about the hardware and software set up.
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What are you writing to the machine? The design? Can you use a USB to transfer the design?

Send the design to the USB (inserted into PC or lap top). Remove USB and load into machine.

Make sure the designs are individual and not in a "folder" of designs. Match the required machine format too.

Good luck and have fun with your new machine.
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What are you writing to the machine? The design? Can you use a USB to transfer the design?

Send the design to the USB (inserted into PC or lap top). Remove USB and load into machine.

Make sure the designs are individual and not in a "folder" of designs. Match the required machine format too.

Good luck and have fun with your new machine.
As far as I know, there is no USB hub on the machine, so the only way to get the design to it is through the PC.
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Page 70 of the manual states that it uses USB tech, so you should be able to use a properly formatted thumb drive for the designs.
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Look at page 70 for the computer requirements. There may be compatibility issues depending on your PC. This needs an older version operating system.
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To begin playing with the machine, you can use the built in designs. There are tons of them in the machine. Just refer to the embroidery manual as to which designs are in your machine. Mine has on them.
Oh have you put the dongle in and started that way? It is a key that you have to have to talk to the computer and machine.

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