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#16392 Nov 24 10:46 AM

Good morning .I have a question or all you wonderful people.

I gave all my Christmas linen towels away I had done and was trying to do one for my self and when I got it half done and changed colors the embroidery machine would not move .It scared my half to death .I tried as hard as I could but no way it was so stubborn so I had to turn it of and start again which messed up my towel could not get it back in line because I had moved the design up a little to get it where I wanted it .So I messed with it until I finely saved my towel but it was off some. Has anyone had this happen to them and what caused it.I pushed as hard as I could on the little start button but it would not do anything.It embroidery out fine after that .I am going to try it again today to se if it does it again.I think this is the first time it has done anything like this .Appreciate your answer.

marsh



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#16399 Nov 24 12:05 PM

Hi Marsh,

My 730 has done that in the past. I can't load web pages at the moment, but

it seems to me there is a note about this in the section regarding the new

4.51 firmware update on the Bernina site, and it says to simply turn the

machine off and back on again. Try and remember to keep a sticky note by

your machine and always write down the XY coordinates when you move a

design, then you can simply move it back into position and start where you

left off.

CJ



Subject: [430_440_630_640_730] 200 E up dated to 730E



Good morning .I have a question or all you wonderful people.

I gave all my Christmas linen towels away I had done and was trying to do

one for my self and when I got it half done and changed colors the

embroidery machine would not move .It scared my half to death .I tried as

hard as I could but no way it was so stubborn so I had to turn it of and

start again which messed up my towel could not get it back in line because I

had moved the design up a little to get it where I wanted it .So I messed

with it until I finely saved my towel but it was off some. Has anyone had

this happen to them and what caused it.I pushed as hard as I could on the

little start button but it would not do anything.It embroidery out fine

after that .I am going to try it again today to se if it does it again.I

think this is the first time it has done anything like this .Appreciate your

answer.

marsh







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#16402 Nov 24 12:08 PM

Hi Marsh,

This has happened to me before - quite some time ago though. I was always

told to just shut off the machine and reboot it after a couple minutes.

Always seemed to work.

You do have to remember where you left off though - I've learned to save -

often.

Cindy

Subject: [430_440_630_640_730] 200 E up dated to 730E

Good morning .I have a question or all you wonderful people.

I gave all my Christmas linen towels away I had done and was trying to do

one for my self and when I got it half done and changed colors the

embroidery machine would not move .It scared my half to death .I tried as

hard as I could but no way it was so stubborn so I had to turn it of and

start again which messed up my towel could not get it back in line because I

had moved the design up a little to get it where I wanted it .So I messed

with it until I finely saved my towel but it was off some. Has anyone had

this happen to them and what caused it.I pushed as hard as I could on the

little start button but it would not do anything.It embroidery out fine

after that .I am going to try it again today to se if it does it again.I

think this is the first time it has done anything like this .Appreciate your

answer.

marsh



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#16411 Nov 24 12:38 PM

thanks CJ I will try that next time .

It scared me half to death its the first time it has done that.

marsh



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#16413 Nov 24 12:45 PM

Just keep an eye on it, likely it was nothing, but if it does that a lot or

starts stitching in place, you many need a board replacement.

CJ



Subject: Re: [430_440_630_640_730] 200 E up dated to 730E



thanks CJ I will try that next time .

It scared me half to death its the first time it has done that.

marsh







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#16420 Nov 24 2:24 PM

as soon as my dealer comes in I am going to call him and tell him about it. How do you get back in the proper place I have ruined two of my linen towels this past week . Its been acting up so I may need to take it in for servicing,

marsh



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#16421 Nov 24 2:35 PM

There are several things that can cause that. A board is one real

possibility.

However, if you have a drop of power to the machine, it can also cause

the same problem. If you have other things on the circuit (from the

breakerbox) that draw power, a microwave, or most anything in the

kitchen, a hairdryer in the bathroom, even an iron can pull when

coupled with the machine and a few other things can cause a dip in

power to the machine and cause it to do this, or just a brownout from

the power company.

I've also had my machine do it when I've been doing a lot of embroidery

on the same item. I have never figured out if I sometimes max out the

number of colors or if I max out the number of stitches, but there are

times when I have to turn it off and on again, reload and go on.

For times when the machine might decide to misbehave or for the times

when I might just suddenly need to leave my work, I keep a white board

near the machine. Each time that I start a project, I write down all my

changes on the white board (no matter the size of the project). I just

try to make it a habit. Then, if anything at all should come up while

I am working, it will not be a problem to find my way back to the right

roatation and location of the design. You can also write down the last

stitch number before you turn of the machine, making it even easier to

get back to square one.

It is not impossible to find your last stitch location if you don't

have the location recorded. Choose a distinctive area of the design

and use the stitch advance feature and advance slowly through the

design until it matches. If it does not, go back to edit, move your

design a bit using the edit buttons, go back to the stitch advance and

try again. I've been able to use this feature to even "fix" problems

after I've totally completed the design (or so I thought) and removed

it from the hoop. It just takes a bit of patience







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#16422 Nov 24 3:08 PM

Marsh, Since it has happened twice in the same week, I think you call to the dealer is a

good idea. It is possible to get back on track even the center you marked and used is not

the center of your hoop. In edit there is the thread icon and below that the move hoop

icon (hoop with directional arrows) which appear on the right of the screen. You may have

to go back and forth using the thread and move hoop functions. You can use these to

move through colors and move the hoop through the design. It takes a while, but can be

done. If this happened between color changes it is easier than during a color. When this

has happened to me, I adjust, drop my needle to check for exact position, and adjust

some more. It takes some time, but when I've "saved" a design, I really feel like I've

accomplished something...happy dance and all. LOL Good luck. Cheryl

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> as soon as my dealer comes in I am going to call him and tell him about it. How do you get back in the proper place I have ruined two of my linen towels this past week . Its been

acting up so I may need to take it in for servicing, > marsh



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#16431 Nov 24 4:28 PM

Just in case it makes you feel a bit better, my tech says that he has

not seen as many freezing problems with the machines that have been

upgraded as those that were not upgraded



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#16436 Nov 24 4:53 PM

I know part of the firmware update was to help with some stitching in place issues when

using the megahoop. I had my update soon after it was availale in conjunction with

routine servicing. My most recent stitch in place only to be stopped by power off

happened after the update and with the large hoop. I've logged a number of hours after

that without a problem. I have not had to find my place again often, but I think it is a

useful thing to be able to do. Sometimes those ooooops just happen either due to the

machine or the operator getting confused...most often the operator. Cheryl--- In







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#16452 Nov 24 7:46 PM

thank you so much .I have had about two lessons with the 200-730 so I have never learned to do that .The 180 was so easy .I finely got it to finish the design but I have to pick out some stitches .Thanks again

marsh



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#16453 Nov 24 7:47 PM

thank you

marsh



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#16454 Nov 24 7:48 PM

I called me dealer and he is going to get the update as soon as he can and told me to watch it and call him if it did that again.Thanks again

marsh



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#16456 Nov 24 8:08 PM

Marsh, I could do that easily on my 180, too. The first time it happened to me on my 730, I

just kind of sat in front of my machine feeling really silly because I didn't quite know what to

do. I just kind of tried different things until it worked. I do think the color screen on the 730

is a big help in finding your way through a design. Cheryl--- In



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#16457 Nov 24 9:00 PM

thank you

marsh



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#16549 Nov 25 7:05 PM

Picking stitches reminds me of a question for you all. Do you use a razor or just a ripper to remove those blunders we seem to make. I thought I wanted a "Peggys razor" or something like that and had it on my list for Christmas last year and my DIL went to her quilting store and they said don't spend that kind of money on one when a regular razor will work. Short story-it was months before I tried the one she got and it was dead-wouldn't charge-wouldn't work. I didn't tell her-they live in Houston and didn't want them to feel bad so I am still thinking, how do you all remove the blunders?

Carole



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#16550 Nov 25 7:12 PM

I use hubby's mustache trimmer. It works okay. not great. I don't know if

the Peggy's brand works better or not.

CJ



Subject: Re: [430_440_630_640_730] Re: 200 E up dated to 730E



Picking stitches reminds me of a question for you all. Do you use a razor or

just a ripper to remove those blunders we seem to make. I thought I wanted a

"Peggys razor" or something like that and had it on my list for Christmas

last year and my DIL went to her quilting store and they said don't spend

that kind of money on one when a regular razor will work. Short story-it was

months before I tried the one she got and it was dead-wouldn't

charge-wouldn't work. I didn't tell her-they live in Houston and didn't want

them to feel bad so I am still thinking, how do you all remove the blunders?

Carole







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#16553 Nov 25 8:02 PM

I used the seam ripper

marsh



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#16587 Nov 25 11:52 PM

I DO use the Peggy's Stitch Eraser--and yes, it's very much like a Wahl

beard trimmer. Big difference might be, though, that I have an embroidery

business (using a Babylock EMP6) and don't have the chance to start over

with a different piece of fabric. Believe me, with that the PSE, I'd be

pulling my hair out at times. If you do try to use one, though--you don't

use it like you would a razor. You turn it so the cutting edge is

perpendicular to the back of the design, and it will shave off just the

backs of the stitches. If you turn it so you are running the blade parallel

to the design, it won't do much. I find the best is to hold my finger under

the area where I'm 'scraping' the PSE against the back of the stitches, or

to have it absolutely flat on a hard surface, and that seems to give me the

best contact between stitches and blades. It also helps if there was a good

stabilizer used in the first place, and you're not scraping the back of the

fabric and making a hole (ask me how I know!). Hope this helps!

Deb

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