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Re: VM Fusion help

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

StitchBuddy was the first 3rd party program to support the 12000. The current version is really nice, with more features including a fun stitch simulator. I wasn't much impressed with Embrilliance Essentials, so I have no idea whether they support the 12000.

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

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

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

I'm sure you could cut that down to fit. Many of the screen protectors use a "static cling" effect to hold them on the screen, which would not work on the surface of the machine. Sticky plastics, like the ruler things mentioned, would stay on but will leave a mess when removed. Also sticky edges tend to collect thread and lint, leaving furry edges.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "sharon.hedt" <shedt@...> wrote:

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: still waiting

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

It also varies by country. Janome Canada machines are packaged exclusively for Canada and have to ship directly from Japan. Even if the US had overstock, they could not be shipped to Canada due to electrical certifications.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Sherry Martin" <shejmartin@...> wrote:

I got mine in the Chicago area and my dealer had a lot of them already in stock. I guess it just depends on how big your dealer is and how fast each dealer can get them.

--- 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: Button Hole Lever Warning

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

It doesn't matter where the needle is. Pulling the lever down activates the sensor and lets the machine know you're ready to make a buttonhole. Perhaps it was just a little stiff, or you were too timid in pulling it down. If it happens again see your dealer - this is an easy adjustment for them to make.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "m1955seamstress" <m1955seamstress@...> wrote:

Hi,
If someone else has asked this, I apologize. But I was having trouble making buttonholes using the Sensor BH. I pulled the lever down all the way but my machine kept giving me a warning to pull the lever down.

I called and spoke with a lady at my Janome dealer and she asked me to shut off the machine. It still gave me the warning and she advised me to bring my machine in to them. I told her I would play with it some more first. After shutting down a second time and re-selecting the stitch it was fine.

Does it matter if I put the needle down into the material first? I wouldn't think so. But I wonder if that is why I was getting the warning.

Hopefully whatever was going on was cleared up after I shut my machine off the second time!

If anyone else has experienced this, I'd appreciate any feedback!

Thanks,
Marla Cooprider


Re: VM Fusion help

Pinguin
 

Hello,

I use Parallels to run Windows XP on my Mac notebook. I had no problems installing the Windows XP software that came with my old Dell PC, I just entered the numbers and registered online.
Before I bought Parallels I tried it a month for free and just before the 30th day I received an offer with a nice discount if I bought it. So it is worth to wait for that. And because I waited until the end of the trial period, it was already August so when they upgraded Parallels I was entitled to a free upgrade (didn't know that but they emailed me to notify me)

I use Parallels to run Embird and EQ7 and the software that came with the 12000. The only problem I have is that my machine and the Mac can't communicate, probably because my XP version is 32 bits and Janome needs 64 bits.

But most of the time I store my embroidery designs on an USB stick and put that in the machine.

And my machine came with a small Acer notebook with Windows 7 (starter version) and the Horizon Link and Stitch Composer already installed. So if I want to use Horizon link, I can use this Acer.

Coming Tuesday my dealer has an introduction of the new software, but it will cost 1299 Euro's and that is above my budget right now. I will go and just have a look to see what it does. And there are also new feet for the 12000 so I will probably buy one or two.

Gerda
The Netherlands


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

Karen
 

--- 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
What about using the clear plastic that you can put on the back of your rulers for rotary cutting so your rulers don't slide when cutting?


Re: still waiting

Sherry Martin
 

I got mine in the Chicago area and my dealer had a lot of them already in stock. I guess it just depends on how big your dealer is and how fast each dealer can get them.

--- 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


Button Hole Lever Warning

m1955seamstress
 

Hi,
If someone else has asked this, I apologize. But I was having trouble making buttonholes using the Sensor BH. I pulled the lever down all the way but my machine kept giving me a warning to pull the lever down.

I called and spoke with a lady at my Janome dealer and she asked me to shut off the machine. It still gave me the warning and she advised me to bring my machine in to them. I told her I would play with it some more first. After shutting down a second time and re-selecting the stitch it was fine.

Does it matter if I put the needle down into the material first? I wouldn't think so. But I wonder if that is why I was getting the warning.

Hopefully whatever was going on was cleared up after I shut my machine off the second time!

If anyone else has experienced this, I'd appreciate any feedback!

Thanks,
Marla Cooprider


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