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Re: Buying a Mac what do I need to run mbx/windows

Lorrie Gauthier
 

Thanks Lyn. 8 is the default and I was planning on upping it to 16. 

I am am beginning to think I should just keep my laptop that I’m using now just for digitizing. My brain hurts. Lol


Re: Buying a Mac what do I need to run mbx/windows

Lyn Quine
 

You need to check the spec of the program and ensure you MAC has sufficient resources.  My laptop had 6GB of memory (RAM) and it was a bit slow, i now have a P C with 8GB of memory and its much quicker.  The spec says 4GB but in honesty the more you have the better.  Its a powerful program that needs plenty of memory, and you will be putting it on a MAC, parallels will need memory to run windows and V5, plus any other programs you want to run in the background.  I would look at 8GB as a minimum requirement, if you can put 16GB in you might future proof it for further updates.  If youre thinking of upgrading to V5.5 it will help.


Re: Buying a Mac what do I need to run mbx/windows

Lorrie Gauthier
 

Thanks Jim. I looked for posts on the topic before but couldn’t find anything. I’ll read the PDF and wait until the keynote happens. I had one of the tiny macsbooks a few years ago. I’ll make a trip to the apple store and test them all. I’ll look into VMware as well. I just remembered you talking about parallels a long time ago. 


Re: Buying a Mac what do I need to run mbx/windows

Jim Stutsman
 

We pretty well covered that in this document: http://onlinesewing.com/Switch2Mac.pdf
I'm more partial to VMware Fusion than Parallels, though I've used both and started with Parallels. The main gripe I had with Parallels was continual updates that frequently broke my Virtual Machine. Fusion does not benchmark as fast, though it is plenty fast enough and is rock solid reliable.

It won't hurt to hold off until the 26th, in case Apple does release something in their event on the 25th of March, 2019. Rumor has it that the announcement is all about their streaming video service, rumored to be coming for years. I would recommend that you actually go to a store and try the MacBook Pro keyboard before buying. They redesigned the keyboard two years ago. The first version was terrible, due to early and widespread failures. These were cited as being due to dust particles getting into the keyboard and it was redesigned a year later to include a dust barrier. Many still don't like it. Meanwhile the MacBook Air has been redesigned to (finally) have a retina screen for ease on the eyes. Regardless of which MacBook you get, you may still want a large external monitor for digitizing.


Buying a Mac what do I need to run mbx/windows

Lorrie Gauthier
 

im making the switch from a pc to a Mac. I own Digitizer MBX 5. Could someone tell me what exactly I need buy along with the Mac Air laptop to do this? I think I need win 10 and parallels?

and should I wait until the end of the month before I buy the laptop as apple might announce something important?

this is a huge step for me. 🙂 I do have an iPhone and iPad. So I think I’ve covered all bases re Janome?

lorrie 


Re: Tips to check automatic needle threader?

juliadlf.ny@...
 

Virginia: yes, the needles are in the right way. I tried Organ, Schmetz, Janome Blue,Red and Purple tip ones.
When it happened it was a needle I had in the machine Organ 90/14. I then tried the Janome ones and then
a Schmetz but all failed. I've had no issues with using the automatic threader with Schmetz. And of course the
threader goes so fast it is hard to tell if it is missing the eye of the needle or if the threader is just malfunctioning. 
The dealer will have to look at it. It is a long trip to the dealer and they did respond that they do have replacement
part, if needed. Just have to find a day when no snow is in the forecast. LOL
I've gotten spoiled with the automatic threader and when going back to hand threading is
not so easy. 


Re: Tips to check automatic needle threader?

Lyn Quine
 

Sine i upgraded mine to a Quiltmaker and returned i to Janome for he upgraded threader pin and had it serviced at the same time, I do sometimes have problems threading, but have found that when that happens, if I hold the thread at the top firmly and pull it through, I don't let go until its in the threader and it is pulled in tight, then it will thread most times.  It gets problematic if i have a thread break when in embroidery mode, sometimes it doesnt matter what i do it wont thread.  Then after a couple of colour changes its fine again.......  until the next time


Re: Tips to check automatic needle threader?

Virginia
 

Do you think you may not have the needle in right. I find if I use Schmetz needles or a different brand than Organ or Janome brand my needle threader will not thread. I have to do them by hand.



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-------- Original message --------
From: juliadlf.ny@...
Date: 3/11/19 8:34 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Tips to check automatic needle threader?

Jim: Just tried your suggestions and it still won't work. 
When I lock the machine, thread and if I move the hand wheel ever so slightly counter clockwise, the light goes out on 
the needle threader button. If I move the hand wheel ever so slightly clockwise, it still does not thread.
Time to schedule an appt with the dealer. 
Thanks for the suggestions.
Julia


Re: Screw with Sliding Guide Foot

Jim Stutsman
 

The post was regarding the screw in the needle clamp, NOT the one that attaches the foot. While the ends of the various needle clamp screws may vary, the actual threads (on the screw, not in the machine) are consistent across the Janome line.


Re: Tips to check automatic needle threader?

juliadlf.ny@...
 

Jim: Just tried your suggestions and it still won't work. 
When I lock the machine, thread and if I move the hand wheel ever so slightly counter clockwise, the light goes out on 
the needle threader button. If I move the hand wheel ever so slightly clockwise, it still does not thread.
Time to schedule an appt with the dealer. 
Thanks for the suggestions.
Julia


Re: Screw with Sliding Guide Foot

Pixey
 

Thanks I will check with him.  Since they all have the same thread it means one for a newer machine would work too.

Pixey


On Mar 10, 2019, at 9:23 PM, onlinesewing via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

Within the Janome brand all needle clamp screws have the same thread. Your dealer can probably order another screw, but only if Janome makes the screws available as a replacement part. If you happen to have an old yarn embroidery attachment from the 9000 era, that needle clamp screw might also work.


Re: Screw with Sliding Guide Foot

Mary Jo Hirsch
 

Speaking of parts. I’m missing the black cap which fits in the circle foot.  Can it be replaced.

On Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 9:23 PM onlinesewing via Groups.Io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Within the Janome brand all needle clamp screws have the same thread. Your dealer can probably order another screw, but only if Janome makes the screws available as a replacement part. If you happen to have an old yarn embroidery attachment from the 9000 era, that needle clamp screw might also work.

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Re: Screw with Sliding Guide Foot

Virginia
 

Not true my 7700 had a different type than my 12000 and my 15000. In fact the screw on my 7700 bent my needle bar it was so hard to remove and attach the even feed.



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-------- Original message --------
From: "onlinesewing via Groups.Io" <onlinesewing@...>
Date: 3/10/19 10:23 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Screw with Sliding Guide Foot

Within the Janome brand all needle clamp screws have the same thread. Your dealer can probably order another screw, but only if Janome makes the screws available as a replacement part. If you happen to have an old yarn embroidery attachment from the 9000 era, that needle clamp screw might also work.


Re: Screw with Sliding Guide Foot

Jim Stutsman
 

Within the Janome brand all needle clamp screws have the same thread. Your dealer can probably order another screw, but only if Janome makes the screws available as a replacement part. If you happen to have an old yarn embroidery attachment from the 9000 era, that needle clamp screw might also work.


Screw with Sliding Guide Foot

Pixey
 

Hi Jim,

I had previously purchased the 7mm Sliding Guide (SG) foot and changed out the needle screw with the one provided. I have now acquired a second Janome 6600P, but it has the original needle screw. Is there any way to buy an additional compatible needle screw so that I can use the sliding guide foot with either machine? Is this something my dealer is likely to have? I was not sure whether the needle screws are threaded differently on different machines.

Pixey


Re: Tips to check automatic needle threader?

Jim Stutsman
 

One thing to try is to turn the hand wheel slightly before hitting the threader button. A dealer friend of ours has found that sometimes the sensor for when the needle is all the way up gets off slightly, leading to the needle eye being out of position. Turning the wheel SLIGHTLY in one direction may allow it to thread. If one direction doesn't work, try the opposite. If that does get it working you can have your dealer adjust the sensor. It's a fairly simple adjustment that can be done in a short time.


Tips to check automatic needle threader?

juliadlf.ny@...
 

The automatic needle threader on my QuiltMaker 15000 has again stopped working.
Last summer it stopped working after I was doing multiple thread changes on a project.
Took it to the dealer and they ended up replacing the needle threader.  It has been working fine and now it again will not thread
the needle. I tried all my needles but none of them will work with the automatic threader. I know it isn't user error so before I lug this heavy machine
to the dealer, wondering if anyone has any tips for me to check as it seems odd that it would just stop working?
Thanks,
Julia


Re: Embroidery unit

Jim Stutsman
 

That film barrier will need to be replaced, but it shouldn't cost a lot. Your biggest problem will be whether your dealer has it in stock. In any case, the film cannot be saved. You can pull it out and cut it off with scissors in order to get the carriage to move freely. Once you've done that you can either turn it on to "park" the carriage or you can also push the piece that the hoop attaches to back toward the machine until you can unlatch the arm and fold it in.


Embroidery unit

Sakeenah Mubashshir
 

The black film that's beneath the carriage arm has come out of the groove and I am unable to close the carriage arm and detach the unit.  Any suggestions of how to get the unit off. Please help.
Sakeenah


Re: Moving and need new sewing area

sallyhsews
 

I live in Melbourne south of Port St John. There is a wonderful quilt shop in Rockledge, The Quilt Place. We have a Wades Group of embroiders that meet there once a month. This group started about 20 years ago for Janome enthusiasts. Some of us still have Janomes, but many of us have migrated to other machines, all are welcome. We meet the second Monday of each month at 10:00 AM. Come join us.
Sally Huhn
Sjhuhn@cfl.rr.com

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