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#88837 Jun 10, 2012

For all you savvy ones about the 180, so I was wondering if you know that there is a way for the 180 to accept a file on a flash drive. I bought a cable with a serial port on one end and a usb on the other to attach to my computer. I downloaded a file in .exp form to the flash drive and attached it to the machine, but nothing will show up. I so wanted to be able to use the usb stick rather than haul my computer to the machine everytime I wanted to embroidery something without loading it my personal design card. Thanks you so much, Bette



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#88838 Jun 10, 2012

Hi Bette, I don't beleive this is possible with the 180 unless the updated S-print for a 200 machine to a 730 would work on it. I don't think so but not sure positivley. Its not an inexpensive upgrade either since it includes BSR functions. I think it would be much cheaper to buy an older laptop dedicated for your machine. One that won't require a USB to transfer files just the serial ports on each end. I'm not that savvy with this type of change and hopefully Kari or someone who has a work around on this will help more. I'm interested also.

Rick (tech)



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#88839 Jun 10, 2012

Great idea, but I've never heard of this working. :-(

Kari~

Life forms illogical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties

which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them

will ever return? - Margot Fonteyn



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#88845 Jun 10, 2012

Bette I may be totally ignorant here but I have a 185 and I use the command "send design to machine" and I use a transfer USB to serial cable from Radio Shack. It works flawlessly. I use Editor Plus v5 and save the design in ART. not EXP. I have a Deco 340 that I need to use EXP with.

Hopefully someone else will respond if I am wrong. My machine is still at the spa so I am not able to check.

Leslie



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#88850 Jun 10, 2012

Technically your 185 reads EXP, not ART. When you use the Write to

Machine function the design is converted from ART to EXP for your

machine to read.

Kari~

Life forms illogical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties

which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them

will ever return? - Margot Fonteyn







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#88858 Jun 10, 2012

That should work if you do it through software/computer. I don't know of a way to make the machine read it directly. The 200 machines could not when they first came out. You had to use a CD reader. The option was a free or low-cost update which was offered when the BSR system came out. The 180 machines pre-date the technology.



Pam



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#88861 Jun 11, 2012

Thanks Kari. I went back to check earlier but the book that came with the embroidery module is in the case with the machine at the "spa". So why doesn't this work for Bette then?

Also you have saved me lots of time as sometimes I am using both the Deco 340 and the 185. Right now I am making altar cloth sets for a new church and have been saving in both formats, and embroidering up a storm. I think it is far easier to "send to machine" than to save to a USB stick, but that is probably just my set up.

Leslie



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#88863 Jun 11, 2012

Because Bette said she is trying to use a USB stick so she doesn't have

cart her computer to her sewing machine and this can't be done on the

180. Connecting a computer using a serial port adaptor works just peachy.

Here's what she said originally: "I bought a cable with a serial port on

one end and a usb on the other to attach to my computer. I downloaded a

file in .exp form to the flash drive and attached it to the machine, but

nothing will show up. I so wanted to be able to use the usb stick rather

than haul my computer to the machine..."

Kari~

Life forms illogical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties

which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them

will ever return? - Margot Fonteyn



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#88870 Jun 11, 2012

Thanks, I was not catching that her cable is different from mine.

Leslie



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#88886 Jun 11, 2012

I just wanted to say thanks to all that responded to my question. You have helped me more than you know, as well as saving the many hours I would have spent in trying to make something work that just simply won't. The buying of an old computer for the sole purpose of my machine seems to be the very best solution....until I can afford to buy a newer one. Once again, thanks so much for your concern and help as I really appreciate it. Bette






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