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Re: Clear adhesive we have to put on the left side of needle plate

sharon.hedt
 

Hi Kris
How about the screen protectors used for iPads? I am at work at present (nurse on night duty) but I suspect that it would work...and when scratched would be easily replaced!
Cheers
Sharon - also from Aus!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "kkrissyb" <krissy.b@> wrote

I was wondering if it is possible to get more of that clear adhesive that came with the machine to protect the metal from the hoop. I do a lot of sewing and use a lot of pins and I can see scratches on the steel plate on the right side of the needle plate already :(

I would like to get some more protective adhesive to cover this side of the plate also

Kris in Aus who loves her 12000


Re: VM Fusion help

Lee Beasley <slpslee@...>
 

Oh, interesting! Well, that would certainly color your choice right there. ;)

I use it to run Ubuntu on my Mac. There's a real advantage there, because Linux distros are updated often, and I quickly got tired of buying a newer version of Fusion or Parallels just to get the virtual tools working again, where VB updates are frequent, dependable, and free. I'm really not a Windows user so I didn't know about that limitation.

Do you know if the 12000 is supported by Stitch Buddy or Embrilliance Essentials? The one local shop that sells Janomes doesn't have any Mac users among their number, and I haven't gotten that serious yet to contact the software vendors. It certainly has a lot of interesting features. I'm still at the "drooling over the brochure" stage at the moment.

Lee B.

Sent from my iPad

Back then it simply did not work with Janome's Digitizer software. 


Re: still waiting

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

There is not backlog in the US, but the market here is bigger and they order more. You might call or email the Janome office in Vancouver to check the availability.
http://janome.ca/index.html and click "Contacts" on the top.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Susie" <mssewsue@...> wrote:

Hi
I am wondering if there is a back log for the janome 12000 I am still waiting for my machine I think I have moved to be #4 on the list LOL
susie
from ca


Re: Clear adhesive we have to put on the left side of needle plate

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The clear covering that came on your machine was just packaging. After a few weeks of use it would start to fray and tear. Something more substantial is needed to protect the surface from pins, zippers, and other objects of destruction. This company makes a product that is used by the military to protect helicopter blades from shrapnel in battle:
http://www.zagg.com
They also make a product called "Invisible Shield" for protecting phone and computer screens. That's the type of material that is needed. They only make pre-cut kits to exactly fit specific devices, but you might contact them to see whether they could make it available in sheet form.

On the other hand, the machines are made to be used. While the steel surface may build up a scratch or six, it's far more durable than the early 6500 machines that started dropping paint flakes within weeks of purchase. I suspect most of us on the list remember "back in the day" (translation: 50s & 60s) when mothers encased their furniture in plastic to protect it from the ravages of, well, us. It was no fun to sit on, looked weird, and the fad didn't last that long. I think covering our machine surfaces is akin to that. It comes down to whether you plan to replace your machine when the 13000 (or whatever) comes out in 5 years. If this is truly your "last" machine (and perhaps you've already bought your last machine 3 or 4 times!) then why not just use it and not worry about a few scratches?

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "kkrissyb" <krissy.b@...> wrote:



I was wondering if it is possible to get more of that clear adhesive that came with the machine to protect the metal from the hoop. I do a lot of sewing and use a lot of pins and I can see scratches on the steel plate on the right side of the needle plate already :(

I would like to get some more protective adhesive to cover this side of the plate also

Kris in Aus who loves her 12000


Re: VM Fusion help

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

I haven't used Virtual Box in nearly two years. Back then it simply did not work with Janome's Digitizer software. They've had plenty of time to fix it, so I'll give it another shot when I get the time.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Lee Beasley <slpslee@...> wrote:

I'm new here, and you're all a wealth of knowledge on the new Janome (a big thanks!), but here's just a shameless plug for VirtualBox if you want to run a virtual machine environment on a Mac. It's free and every bit as easy to install as Fusion or Parallels, and it has the advantage of offering free updates, as opposed to nickel-and-diming you to death with paid upgrades every time you turn around. Personally, I keep a cheap old Windows laptop around just to run my few remaining Windows embroidery software packages, but there's nothing wrong with running a virtual machine on a Mac, for sure. ;)

Lee B.

Sent from my iPad
read about "VMware Converter" to bundle up Windows PC


still waiting

Susie <mssewsue@...>
 

Hi
I am wondering if there is a back log for the janome 12000 I am still waiting for my machine I think I have moved to be #4 on the list LOL
susie
from ca


Re: VM Fusion help

Lee Beasley <slpslee@...>
 

I'm new here, and you're all a wealth of knowledge on the new Janome (a big thanks!), but here's just a shameless plug for VirtualBox if you want to run a virtual machine environment on a Mac. It's free and every bit as easy to install as Fusion or Parallels, and it has the advantage of offering free updates, as opposed to nickel-and-diming you to death with paid upgrades every time you turn around. Personally, I keep a cheap old Windows laptop around just to run my few remaining Windows embroidery software packages, but there's nothing wrong with running a virtual machine on a Mac, for sure. ;)

Lee B.

Sent from my iPad

 read about "VMware Converter" to bundle up Windows PC


Clear adhesive we have to put on the left side of needle plate

kkrissyb <krissy.b@...>
 

I was wondering if it is possible to get more of that clear adhesive that came with the machine to protect the metal from the hoop. I do a lot of sewing and use a lot of pins and I can see scratches on the steel plate on the right side of the needle plate already :(

I would like to get some more protective adhesive to cover this side of the plate also

Kris in Aus who loves her 12000


Re: VM Fusion help

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Yes, I do use VMware Fusion for running Windows on my Mac. I've been using it for 5 years now, and couldn't be happier. The VMware Converter *can* convert a running PC to a Fusion virtual machine, BUT there are some considerations:

If the computer to be migrated is using an OEM copy of Windows, you cannot convert it. What is OEM? That stands for "Original Equipment Manufacturer". In those computers the Windows is licensed for use on that exact computer ONLY. You cannot use it on any other computer. How do you know if you have an OEM computer? If it's a Dell, HP, Toshiba, or Sony it's OEM. If it has a sticker on it with the Windows serial number, it's OEM. As you can see, MOST computers sold use OEM Windows and will not convert.

Now here's where it gets weird. If you cannot convert your current computer, you must buy a copy of Windows. The cheapest type of Windows is an OEM copy? What???? Yes, OEM, but in this case YOU are the manufacturer. Microsoft's licensing says that OEM copies can only be sold with hardware. Their intent was to make it available to hobbyists who want to build their own computer. The mail order guys quickly figured out that "hardware" could be anything. So when you buy an OEM copy of Windows there will be a small screw in the box. That's the hardware.

If you do manage to convert a running PC, there is the problem of Windows Activation. In order to combat piracy, Microsoft requires new Windows installations to be "activated". They do a very complex series of computations to record all the hardware in your computer into a large number. Activation causes that number, and your Windows serial number, to be sent to Microsoft. They look it up in a database to make sure that the serial number is valid. If it is, they see if it has been installed before. If it has, they check the hardware "magic number" to see if the hardware is different from the original installation. If it has changed they will send back a long series of number to your screen, along with a phone number that goes to a call center. The call center will grill you to make sure you are installing it on the same computer, or if you have a generic "boxed" copy that you are replacing the computer with a new one. Then they will give you a different long number that you key in and you are activated. They will almost always approve the activation, so it's just an annoying step that you have to go through.

That's probably more than anyone wants to know, so if you have further questions just email me off list. Moving to a Mac is well worth doing and I'm always willing to help folks get there.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Liz" <dse7sew@...> wrote:

Jim I want to use my Mac for Embroidery software, I read about "VMware Converter" to bundle up Windows PC and it sends it all over to the Mac in one go. Just wondering if you know anything about this. Also I assume you have to have VM Fusion installed on the Mac before doing so.
Thanks for any info. Liz


VM Fusion help

Liz
 

Jim I want to use my Mac for Embroidery software, I read about "VMware Converter" to bundle up Windows PC and it sends it all over to the Mac in one go. Just wondering if you know anything about this. Also I assume you have to have VM Fusion installed on the Mac before doing so.
Thanks for any info. Liz


Re: vertical spool pin

vicki chrobak
 

Jim, I just went & played around with your idea. Instead of the "tray" I put the felt & a large spool cap on the end & pushed it up about 3/4" & inserted into hole. So we have all parts that came with machine except felt which I'm sure everyone has around or can purchase at fabric store.

--
Vicki Jo

The main piece is the extra spool pin that came with your machine. It's
item 33 on page 3 of the instruction book. The other pieces are a small
red ring of felt, included with just about every other Janome machine
ever made, except this one, and what Janome calls a "tray", also
furnished with many Janome models, but not this one. It's about the size
of the large spool cap (item 31 on page 3), but has raised sides. Your
dealer may have it, or can order it as part number 829803004.



To assemble this rig, we placed the *OPTIONAL* spool tray over the round
hole on top of the machine. The felt is placed over the hole in the
tray. The spool is place on top of the felt and then the extra spool
holder (item 33) is placed, pin down, through the holes in the other
parts and into the round hole on top of the machine.


Paypal Re: drum roll please :)

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

No, I do not know any of the parties in question, but it has been widely distributed to newspapers all over the world. Here are two:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/04/paypal-buyer-destroys-violin?newsfeed=true

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/04/paypal-buyer-destroys-violin?newsfeed=true

And with that I pronounce the whole PayPal topic well and truly CLOSED!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "pinguin60@..." <pinguin60@...> wrote:

Hi Jim,

you wrote:
Even worse is what happened to a young lady who sold a violin on eBay
with PayPal (owned by eBay) payment. The buyer decided he didn't want
it. She asked him to ship it back, and offered to pay for it. He
contacted PayPal to cancel the sale. They said they could only do that
if he provided proof it was damaged, so he smashed it to bits and sent
them the picture. The seller is now out both her violin and $2,000.

Do you know this young lady personally? Or did you hear it as a story as
it might be just an urban legend.

Because in this case Paypal was right to refuse to refund as there was
nothing wrong with the sale. The right thing would have been that the
lady had paid the amount back to her seller through Paypal. No need to
smash a violin for that.

Gerda




Re: vertical spool pin

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The main piece is the extra spool pin that came with your machine. It's item 33 on page 3 of the instruction book. The other pieces are a small red ring of felt, included with just about every other Janome machine ever made, except this one, and what Janome calls a "tray", also furnished with many Janome models, but not this one. It's about the size of the large spool cap (item 31 on page 3), but has raised sides. Your dealer may have it, or can order it as part number 829803004.

To assemble this rig, we placed the *OPTIONAL* spool tray over the round hole on top of the machine. The felt is placed over the hole in the tray. The spool is place on top of the felt and then the extra spool holder (item 33) is placed, pin down, through the holes in the other parts and into the round hole on top of the machine.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "joylaytor" <joylaytor@...> wrote:

I've looked at the picture of this setup but still don't get what pieces are being used. Can someone explain exactly how this done? Thanks.
Joy


Re: For Jim,

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Sorry to hear that Annie, but do let us know when you have settled and gotten your new "baby"!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "ANNE" <amd15@...> wrote:

Hi Jim,

There seems to be a delay in shipping the 12000 to Dubai and as we are planning to leave Saudi Arabia fairly soon I think I will have to forget about the machine at this time. But... in the meantime I have the chance to buy a Janome 350E embroidery alone machine which would probably work well alongside the 7700 and give me some experience with embroidery machines. I have to find out more about it and what I will need to be able to maybe buy and/or download patterns and hopefully some of them free, to the 350E.

Thanks you so much Jim and others for all your useful information and patient guidance.... I would like to stay on as a member as you suggested, it's surprising what tips one can learn!

My best wishes,
Annie
Saudi Arabia


Re: PS Paypal

Jim Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The amount was not that much, and it was not their fault that I didn't get it. This is only a small part of the problems with PayPal. We're very busy working on the 12000 right now, so I'll keep using it until I have the time to revise our websites. In the meantime I don't want to talk about PayPal any more - it just makes me mad!


On Jan 11, 2012, at 3:11 AM, pinguin60@... wrote:

 

Hi Jim,
Just another thought about the Paypal money you didn't get. Why not ask the people to pay again? They intended to pay you and as you delivered the product they owe you the money. If this happened with a sale to me, I would request the seller to bill me through Paypal again.

Gerda







Re: Paypal Re: drum roll please :)

Pinguin
 

Thanks for this info. I hope the lady got her money back after this... cause I  think the buyer who destroyed the violin was at fault, he made a poor choice in order to get his money.
Gerda

Op 11-01-12 13:06, Keeps Me in Stitches schreef:

 

Gerda-

 

Although it does sound like an Urban Legend, this a particular story made the national news.  They had pictures of the violin and a violin expert on NBC talking about it.

 

Mary Kay

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of pingui


Re: Paypal Re: drum roll please :)

Keeps Me in Stitches
 

Gerda-

 

Although it does sound like an Urban Legend, this a particular story made the national news.  They had pictures of the violin and a violin expert on NBC talking about it.

 

Mary Kay

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...] On Behalf Of pinguin60@...
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 1:48 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Paypal Re: drum roll please :)

 

 

Hi Jim,

you wrote:
Even worse is what happened to a young lady who sold a violin on eBay with PayPal (owned by eBay) payment. The buyer decided he didn't want it. She asked him to ship it back, and offered to pay for it. He contacted PayPal to cancel the sale. They said they could only do that if he provided proof it was damaged, so he smashed it to bits and sent them the picture. The seller is now out both her violin and $2,000.

Do you know this young lady personally? Or did you hear it as a story as it might be just an urban legend.

Because in this case Paypal was right to refuse to refund as there was nothing wrong with the sale. The right thing would have been that the lady had paid the amount back to her seller through Paypal. No need to smash a violin for that.

Gerda

 


For Jim,

ANNE <amd15@...>
 

Hi Jim,

There seems to be a delay in shipping the 12000 to Dubai and as we are planning to leave Saudi Arabia fairly soon I think I will have to forget about the machine at this time. But... in the meantime I have the chance to buy a Janome 350E embroidery alone machine which would probably work well alongside the 7700 and give me some experience with embroidery machines. I have to find out more about it and what I will need to be able to maybe buy and/or download patterns and hopefully some of them free, to the 350E.

Thanks you so much Jim and others for all your useful information and patient guidance.... I would like to stay on as a member as you suggested, it's surprising what tips one can learn!

My best wishes,
Annie
Saudi Arabia


PS Paypal

Pinguin
 

Hi Jim,
Just another thought about the Paypal money you didn't get. Why not ask the people to pay again? They intended to pay you and as you delivered the product they owe you the money. If this happened with a sale to me, I would request the seller to bill me through Paypal again.

Gerda





Paypal Re: drum roll please :)

Pinguin
 

Hi Jim,

you wrote:
Even worse is what happened to a young lady who sold a violin on eBay with PayPal (owned by eBay) payment. The buyer decided he didn't want it. She asked him to ship it back, and offered to pay for it. He contacted PayPal to cancel the sale. They said they could only do that if he provided proof it was damaged, so he smashed it to bits and sent them the picture. The seller is now out both her violin and $2,000.

Do you know this young lady personally? Or did you hear it as a story as it might be just an urban legend.

Because in this case Paypal was right to refuse to refund as there was nothing wrong with the sale. The right thing would have been that the lady had paid the amount back to her seller through Paypal. No need to smash a violin for that.

Gerda