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Re: To chance to buy a Elna Expressive 920Tha

Shirley Allen
 


Thank you Jim, I  value your opinion.  Still thinking about it.  Its hard to keep up with all the new goodies and expensive too! Shirley from NJ




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MBX V5 activations and installing on Surface Pro

srevere@...
 

All,

I have upgraded from V4.5 to V5 on my laptop and as luck would have it, I now want to sell my laptop and use a Surface Pro device. I want to make sure that I understand the two activations correctly. I have assumed as with other software with limited activations, there is a way to de-activate it and reinstall it without losing your activation rights. I cannot believe that with this pricey software you are only allowed 2 activations in your entire life ... lol. I am however confused because I'm not sure how to accomplish this. Not being sure that uninstalling the software would deactivate, I cannot find an option for this. 

Also, if it is possible and I want to install on the SurfacePro, would I be able to copy the installation Dvd onto a thumb drive and install from the thumb drive as there are no disk drives or is there a downloadable version that is a full version that you can just enter your activation key.

I hope my question is not "clear as mud". 

Appreciate input,

Sue R


Barely activated, Jim attempts to install an answer:

All questions regarding activation need to be directed to Wilcom, author of MBX 5, via Janome. You'll need to submit the question to Janome, who will then direct it to Wilcom. There's also a good possibility that Janome has already had this question and can reply directly.


Regarding putting the DVD software on USB, that's definitely possible. Start with an empty USB drive that is larger than 2GB. Open the DVD in Windows Explorer (or whatever it's called now), select all files by typing CTRL-A, copy them with CTRL-C, then open the USB drive and type CTRL-V to paste. The only difference between installing from this USB drive is that it may not automatically launch the setup when plugged in. You'll need to open it, then double click on the setup application.


There's one other item to consider. While the Surface Pro does run the full version of Windows, it is primarily a touch screen device using a stylus. Programs written for this kind of computer have to have some adaptations made to accommodate touch instead of a mouse. I don't know whether MBX V5 is built for tablet operation. That might be another question to put to Janome.


Re: To chance to buy a Elna Expressive 920

Shirley Allen
 

Jim & any others, I have a chance to buy a Elna 920 Expressive at a very good price.. I now have a Elna 9600 Haute Coutre (not sure of spelling) & am wondering if the up grade is worth it. Any opinions welcomed. Thanks If I do this I will be selling my Elna 9600 which is great machine. Shirley

Trying for an expressive reply, Jim says:
The Elna 920 is the twin of the 12000, while the higher numbered 9600 is the twin of the lower model 11000. There is a substantial bump in features when you go to the 920/12000, so if the price is right I would think you would want to do it.


Re: janome Memory Craft 1500

Linda Bestul <llbestul@...>
 

I live in Sun City West, about 60 miles from Mesa so wouldn't be able to go to classes there.  Thanks for the info, looking for dealer in this area.


On Sunday, March 6, 2016 6:11 AM, "akerslucy@... [janome12000]" wrote:


 
Mulqueen's in Mesa has Janome classes. might charge since you didn't buy there. There are also lots of clubs (usually $10. each)  where we learn different emb techniques each week. Lots of sharing and visiting as well!



Re: Upgrade to MBX 5.0

Cheryl Paul
 

When you do an upgrade the dongle from the older version is disabled to prevent using the old program once the new one is installed. That has been the practice of Digitizer from the first version I got over 10 years ago. I’m finding that it is nice to just sit down and open the program without a dongle - much more convenient.


I can’t give any advise on upgrading as I chose to purchase the full program this time. Corel X6 did not install and I needed help removing all of the Corel X5 from my computer to allow the full installation. My error as I didn’t think to do the uninstalling of my old software first. So the only advise I’d give is to make sure that all of Digitizer V4.5 is gone before installing your upgrade - that includes Corel.


Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: janome Memory Craft 15000

cmgazerro@...
 

My sentiment also. Best decision i ever made concerning upgrade to 15000. It is quiet, has beautiful stitch quality and is a work horse when needed. Jim's Footbook and 15000 apps are great assets to getting the most out of the machine.
Carolyn


Re: janome Memory Craft 1500

Lucy Akers
 

Mulqueen's in Mesa has Janome classes. might charge since you didn't buy there. There are also lots of clubs (usually $10. each)  where we learn different emb techniques each week. Lots of sharing and visiting as well!


Re: Metal Seam Guide attachment

Pru Joy
 

Oh I just remembered that I bought a sliding cloth guide from my local Janome dealer when I bought my first Janome mc3500 sewing machine about 15 years ago. The packet leaflet says it is part number 200100100, I looked through the current Janome accessories but it isn't listed. It comes with two screws - a long one for a plastic bed machine & a shorter one for metal bed machines.

I just got it out & sure enough the short screw fits perfectly! Thanks for jogging my memory of this 👏🏻


Re: Metal Seam Guide attachment

Pru Joy
 

But for duplicating rows of straight stitching there is already the Border Guide foot.  Maybe this new sliding foot can go wider.


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Re: janome Memory Craft 15000

linda pritchett
 

I agree completely. I too have owned 5 Janome machines. The 15000 is by far the best. I've had mine a year, and use it weekly. It lets me be as creative as I want to be. 

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On Mar 5, 2016, at 10:54 AM, Cheryl Paul capaul@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

You will love your new 15000. It is best sewing machine I’ve owned and I’ve had many - this is my 5th, in 30 years, top of the line Janome machine and the 4th embroidery machine. I highly recommend that you purchase Jim and Diane’s 15000 App available here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-15000/id914652465?mt=8
There is something for every feature on the machine with a nice video and Diane’s calm voice explaining it all. Nothing left to guess when you want to try something new or use a foot that you don’t use often and need a little lesson on it’s use.

Have fun with your machine.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Upgrade to MBX 5.0

Mary Jane Weddle <maryjweddle@...>
 

Have any of you upgraded to the MBX 5.0?  If so, what are the changes and improvements in it?
One of the salesladies at my dealer's said that the upgrade would destroy the dongle that was required with the 4.5 program.  Is that a problem that I should be concerned about?  I have some other programs that do not require a dongle and I have had no problems with them.  She mentioned something about if I ever wanted to sell it, I would not be able to sell it because I would not have a dongle. I did not think I would be able to sell it anyway.  What are your concerns about this?
Thanks!


Re: janome Memory Craft 1500

karen edgecombe
 

I have the 15000, and I love it! The embroidery is outstanding, and the sewing is great, too.


Re: janome Memory Craft 1500

Bonnie Gaskin <bonniegaskin@...>
 

Hi, 
I also have a 15000 recently acquired.  In my orientation class, myself and  two other people also had issues with the bobbin winding and threading.   The service technician made minor adjustments and we are all winding and threading to beat the band.  Not sure that you are doing anything incorrectly.  

I believe It's an awesome machine.  I am very new to the group, embroidery and delighted in being  part of this group.





On Sat, Mar 5, 2016 at 9:02 AM, llbestul@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

I love my new 15,000, but do have some issues like the bobbin winding, it does not always work.  I have had no training on the machine yet, as I bought my machine and we came directly to our winter home in AZ and no dealers will honor my warranty here.  I have been learning by trial and error which not all that bad as I had a Janome 11000 SE that I traded in for this one.  I can't wait to get back to MN so I can go have some training on this new one, but will wait til the snow and cold is gone there!  I aslo have trouble with the automatic threader, have never been able to get it to work, I know it is more than likely my problem so have to be shown what I am doing wrong.  There are a lot of excellent opportunities with this machine




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Bonnie Gaskin


Re: janome Memory Craft 1500

llbestul@...
 

I love my new 15,000, but do have some issues like the bobbin winding, it does not always work.  I have had no training on the machine yet, as I bought my machine and we came directly to our winter home in AZ and no dealers will honor my warranty here.  I have been learning by trial and error which not all that bad as I had a Janome 11000 SE that I traded in for this one.  I can't wait to get back to MN so I can go have some training on this new one, but will wait til the snow and cold is gone there!  I aslo have trouble with the automatic threader, have never been able to get it to work, I know it is more than likely my problem so have to be shown what I am doing wrong.  There are a lot of excellent opportunities with this machine


Re: janome Memory Craft 15000

Cheryl Paul
 

You will love your new 15000. It is best sewing machine I’ve owned and I’ve had many - this is my 5th, in 30 years, top of the line Janome machine and the 4th embroidery machine. I highly recommend that you purchase Jim and Diane’s 15000 App available here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-15000/id914652465?mt=8
There is something for every feature on the machine with a nice video and Diane’s calm voice explaining it all. Nothing left to guess when you want to try something new or use a foot that you don’t use often and need a little lesson on it’s use.


Have fun with your machine.


Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: janome Memory Craft 1500

Kay's Account <hkhb48@...>
 

I love love love my 15000. Had Janomes for years years, switched to Baby Lock. Nothing wrong w them. Got the 15 & felt like I had come home !!!

Sent from my iPhone Kay

On Mar 4, 2016, at 7:38 PM, juancros@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Hi am changing to the 1500 this month as i love machine emb just like some feedback please on those that have one


Re: Janome 14000

Lucy Akers
 

And no 5 x 7 hoop?


Re: Metal Seam Guide attachment

Anne Parker
 

Cas and all

There are many different seam guides out there - I also have another Singer one with a plastic piece under the guide that the screw goes through before screwing into the screw hole on the bed/needle plate.  This was supposed to stop any damage to the finish on the older machines - though I still prefer the original I sent a link to.

The link you provided Cas shows yet another version of basically the same thing and there is also a Singer version like that.  I also have a similar one on my German Vesta machines.

I don't like the idea of a magnetic seam guide on computerised machines, or those with a magnet in the bobbin mechanism.  I guess they are ok as many people use them, but I'm going to be cautious on that one.  I would use them on other types of machines - if I had a decent one!  If you like the magnet ones and are happy to use then there are lots of different ones of those out there too
​ including some wonderful ones from Sailrite, though the magnets they use are very strong so they won't move when sewing heavy canvas on their industrial type machines - I wouldn't put those anywhere near my computer let alone my computerised sewing machines!​


​My philosopy is not to be blinkered into buying things just because they say Janome on them, ​
​and to try other things I may already have first that may even work better.  I also will try things that others have said do not work  - though of course always being cautious to ensure I will not break anything!  I feel unless I tried them to see if there are issues that I could resolve, I would never know if it was something really simple and I might find something that was brilliant for my own use.

Just my thoughts! :0)

Anne

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MBX 5.0? What to do with 4.5?

Meryl Margolies
 

Now that MBX 5.0 is up and running, what should I do with the 4.5 installation. I suspect that Horizon Link and AcuFil are still needed, but what about Easy Design, Easy Edit, and Design Gallery? I also have a Digitizer MBX Service Pack Icon.


Thanks for the advice.


You can use the Windows Control Panel to remove MBX 4.5. That should delete the desktop icons for EasyDesign, EasyEdit and DesignGallery, but if they remain you can delete those as well. The MBX Service Pack can also be deleted. HorizonLink and AcuFil are not related to Digitizer and should be left alone.


Re: 15000 Workbook Applique Sampler

juanita crosland
 

Hi i am getting the 1500 this month and would like to know if you are happy with yours as i love machine embroidery have been doing it for 10 yrs now but changed to a pfaff now that janome has a bigger hoop i am happy to get another

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