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Patti Brommelsiek <pble2000@...>
 

Hi all,
I can't recall who suggested that I reverse the thread path on the take-up lever (left to right instead of right to left) to mitigate the annoying unthreading of the lever. Hooray! It works! Having tried all of the other suggestions, this one is magical. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Patti in chilly San Diego


Re: Chat feedback

bhd02@...
 

Thanks. I'm on my way there. Knowing about the IPad at launch answers a big question.


Chat feedback

bhd02@...
 

Will look for you.


Re: Using a USB extension cord

Jim Stutsman
 

USB 1 is almost history. USB 2 is backward compatible and will work fine for your purpose. You want the overall length of cable from machine to computer to be 16 feet or less. So if you get a 3 foot extension you would want the main cabe to be no longer than 13 feet. Usually they run 6-10 feet, so that should be no problem.

USB 3 extenders would also work. This would appear to be a good choice for you: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M1KINRO/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_HeIlCbG2HHHAP

It's a good idea to use an extender, because the inside of the USB port on the machines has a plastic bit that can be broken if a plugged-in USB drive gets bumped or whacked in the right way. 


Using a USB extension cord

Pixey
 

Jim,

I am thinking to attach a USB extension cord to my embroidery machines to save wear and tear on my USB port, especially my 500E that only has one port. What version extension cables do I need to use? I am not sure what the differences are between original USB, USB 2.0, and USB 3.0. I am certain none of them are 3.0, but was not sure if a USB 2.0 extension cable would be backward compatible and work.

Also does length matter? The shortest I am finding is 3 ft. I know it has been mentioned in the group in the past when we have discussed USB drive sizes that this aspect of the technology on the machines is not that robust.

Thanks,
Pixey


Re: Starting off the new year

Shirley Oglesby
 

count me in too


Re: FB 15000 group

JILL BAILEY
 

Hi Mary , I’m an admin on the second group , Janome FB virtual guild , we are a group set up to help, show, learn and state no question is a dumb question ..jill


Re: Chat feedback

Patricia Ward
 

Hi  bhd02...  The reference to Diane's work with the video on using acufil to quilt a quilt top is about the videos in the APP  My 15000.     I highly recommend this APP because it will really help you learn, understand, use and love your 15000.  Many people are visual learners and Diane does a wonderful job with each video that explains every aspect of this machine as well as some of the other APPs and Horizon Suite Link.   Jim gave you the URL for the Apps and the Footbook is another very useful APP for learning about the machine and the uses of the feet.  
I am not associated with the company who makes these APPS but am a very happy user who depends on them to refresh the old mind at times and learn more about the machine. 

Good luck and hope you love your 15000; it is a wonderful piece of computerized equipment. 

Pat in MD

On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 4:11 PM <bhd02@...> wrote:
Am feeling a little clumsy with my lack of tech skills, but am trying to learn with your patience.
Just read and enjoyed the chat transcript and have a couple (or more) comments in response.
For Diane...PT has saved my shoulder and a hip, so encourage you to continue your exercises even after your therapy is over.
My first embroidery machine was a 9700 and I quickly "outgrew" it, but at that time the dealer had no classes. I moved on to a Viking, then Babylock before I found the 15,000. Fortunately my dealer sells and services both Janome and Brother, so I've ended up with both.
Question about Apps: There was discussion about Diane's AcuQuilt app. Where do I find it? Is it a purchase? A download? The tech stuff is what most confuses me about the 15,000 because I'm not clear about the differences between Horizon Link, AcuStitch, AcuFil and all the verbage about the iPad. Can any of this stuff be used without additional equipment?  If it's not on my machine, I don't want to deal with it. I do have the workbook but can't seem to find time to study long enough to make sense of it.
Re fabric: Many sewers I know scout thrift stores. Someone mentioned a trade event. Here in Fresno there's a store called Second Chance Fabrics. They buy unused fabric from sewers then repackage and sell at reasonable prices. Not sure if they're online but they go to craft fairs and other sewing events.
Re retirement: There was no time for me to sew for fun. It wasn't until after that I discovered embroidery and all the classes that surround it. After 15 years, still can't get enough.
The lists are a godsend as I've found that even those who teach classes are more project oriented and don't know the unique features of the machine.
Thank you so much.


Re: Chat feedback

Jim Stutsman
 

All of our apps are based on the iPad and iPhone. That's because Janome provided an iPad free with the 15000 at product launch, although it was mainly in the US. Janome has a number of apps for the iPad, including AcuEdit, AcuMonitor, AcuDesign, AcuSetter, and AcuStitch. I think they made that choice to get away from the complexity of Windows, although they still provide Windows software with their machines.

All of our apps can be found here: http://www.onlinesewing.com. Look for "Apps" in the black column on the left and you'll see them. Each app page has a link directly to the App Store for easy installation on an iPad or iPhone.


Re: FB 15000 group

Jim Stutsman
 

There are actually two such groups, and perhaps more.

This was the first: https://www.facebook.com/groups/981259271895485/
A year or so back a member of the above group was banned for asking too many and/or repetitive questions. She then formed this group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Janome15000/

We have agreed to provide videos to the second group starting on the 14th, but all of them will be posted here first. The second group has a rotating group of volunteers/educators that post periodically. I have sharply curtailed my Facebook presence due to the incredible privacy violations that continually come to light. On Facebook always remember that the product being sold is YOU!


Re: Happy New Year chat

Carole O'Mara
 

Thanks.  I was able to read the chat after it closed yesterday.  I believe my problem was I saw ‘closed’ and assumed it was over.  Will know for next time.  I enjoyed it.  Happy new year to all.  
Carole - Colorado Springs




On Jan 2, 2019, at 9:30 AM, Ruth Richter <rrichter1@...> wrote:

Carole-If you go to chats and change from open to closed, you can click on the title of the chat “Happy New Year” and the chat is there to read. I just checked and  confirmed it is still there.


Re: Chat feedback

Barbara Castle
 

Ugh! Spell check! Maybe I’ll see you there!

On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 1:50 PM Barbara Castle <barb.w.castle@...> wrote:
Hey, fellow valley resident! I live in Hanford and shop at AVS. Ayden’s i’ll See you there!

Barbara Castle

On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 1:11 PM <bhd02@...> wrote:
Am feeling a little clumsy with my lack of tech skills, but am trying to learn with your patience.
Just read and enjoyed the chat transcript and have a couple (or more) comments in response.
For Diane...PT has saved my shoulder and a hip, so encourage you to continue your exercises even after your therapy is over.
My first embroidery machine was a 9700 and I quickly "outgrew" it, but at that time the dealer had no classes. I moved on to a Viking, then Babylock before I found the 15,000. Fortunately my dealer sells and services both Janome and Brother, so I've ended up with both.
Question about Apps: There was discussion about Diane's AcuQuilt app. Where do I find it? Is it a purchase? A download? The tech stuff is what most confuses me about the 15,000 because I'm not clear about the differences between Horizon Link, AcuStitch, AcuFil and all the verbage about the iPad. Can any of this stuff be used without additional equipment?  If it's not on my machine, I don't want to deal with it. I do have the workbook but can't seem to find time to study long enough to make sense of it.
Re fabric: Many sewers I know scout thrift stores. Someone mentioned a trade event. Here in Fresno there's a store called Second Chance Fabrics. They buy unused fabric from sewers then repackage and sell at reasonable prices. Not sure if they're online but they go to craft fairs and other sewing events.
Re retirement: There was no time for me to sew for fun. It wasn't until after that I discovered embroidery and all the classes that surround it. After 15 years, still can't get enough.
The lists are a godsend as I've found that even those who teach classes are more project oriented and don't know the unique features of the machine.
Thank you so much.


Re: Chat feedback

Barbara Castle
 

Hey, fellow valley resident! I live in Hanford and shop at AVS. Ayden’s i’ll See you there!

Barbara Castle

On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 1:11 PM <bhd02@...> wrote:
Am feeling a little clumsy with my lack of tech skills, but am trying to learn with your patience.
Just read and enjoyed the chat transcript and have a couple (or more) comments in response.
For Diane...PT has saved my shoulder and a hip, so encourage you to continue your exercises even after your therapy is over.
My first embroidery machine was a 9700 and I quickly "outgrew" it, but at that time the dealer had no classes. I moved on to a Viking, then Babylock before I found the 15,000. Fortunately my dealer sells and services both Janome and Brother, so I've ended up with both.
Question about Apps: There was discussion about Diane's AcuQuilt app. Where do I find it? Is it a purchase? A download? The tech stuff is what most confuses me about the 15,000 because I'm not clear about the differences between Horizon Link, AcuStitch, AcuFil and all the verbage about the iPad. Can any of this stuff be used without additional equipment?  If it's not on my machine, I don't want to deal with it. I do have the workbook but can't seem to find time to study long enough to make sense of it.
Re fabric: Many sewers I know scout thrift stores. Someone mentioned a trade event. Here in Fresno there's a store called Second Chance Fabrics. They buy unused fabric from sewers then repackage and sell at reasonable prices. Not sure if they're online but they go to craft fairs and other sewing events.
Re retirement: There was no time for me to sew for fun. It wasn't until after that I discovered embroidery and all the classes that surround it. After 15 years, still can't get enough.
The lists are a godsend as I've found that even those who teach classes are more project oriented and don't know the unique features of the machine.
Thank you so much.


Chat feedback

bhd02@...
 

Am feeling a little clumsy with my lack of tech skills, but am trying to learn with your patience.
Just read and enjoyed the chat transcript and have a couple (or more) comments in response.
For Diane...PT has saved my shoulder and a hip, so encourage you to continue your exercises even after your therapy is over.
My first embroidery machine was a 9700 and I quickly "outgrew" it, but at that time the dealer had no classes. I moved on to a Viking, then Babylock before I found the 15,000. Fortunately my dealer sells and services both Janome and Brother, so I've ended up with both.
Question about Apps: There was discussion about Diane's AcuQuilt app. Where do I find it? Is it a purchase? A download? The tech stuff is what most confuses me about the 15,000 because I'm not clear about the differences between Horizon Link, AcuStitch, AcuFil and all the verbage about the iPad. Can any of this stuff be used without additional equipment?  If it's not on my machine, I don't want to deal with it. I do have the workbook but can't seem to find time to study long enough to make sense of it.
Re fabric: Many sewers I know scout thrift stores. Someone mentioned a trade event. Here in Fresno there's a store called Second Chance Fabrics. They buy unused fabric from sewers then repackage and sell at reasonable prices. Not sure if they're online but they go to craft fairs and other sewing events.
Re retirement: There was no time for me to sew for fun. It wasn't until after that I discovered embroidery and all the classes that surround it. After 15 years, still can't get enough.
The lists are a godsend as I've found that even those who teach classes are more project oriented and don't know the unique features of the machine.
Thank you so much.


FB 15000 group

Mary S. Hahn
 

Jim, last night you mentioned a Facebook 15000 group. Can you give me the name of this group please. Thanks. Enjoyed lurking at the chat.


Happy New Year chat

Ruth Richter
 

Carole-If you go to chats and change from open to closed, you can click on the title of the chat “Happy New Year” and the chat is there to read. I just checked and  confirmed it is still there.


Re: IMac question

Caroline Wright
 

Jim, thanks for the information as it gives me a lot of options to consider.

On Jan 2, 2019, at 10:20 AM, onlinesewing via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

The click you heard from wiggling the cord might have just been a small spark as it connected to the power supply, or it could be that the power connector has broken loose from the circuit board.

Regarding MBX V5, as previously mentioned on the list, there is a process for moving an installation from one computer to another, but it requires that the old one be operational. It also sounds like you've already installed it on the new computer, so you have effectively used both activations. I would suggest contacting Janome tech support to see if they can have your activation count reduced by one, given that the old computer is a non-starter. I don't know whether an uninstall would do that or not. Others may chime in on that, and Janome tech support should also know the answer.

Regarding the repairability of your old iMac, I would suggest Googling for "certified mac repair" and see what's available in your area. A quick call to a local store should allow you to get a high-low cost estimate. To find out how to extract the old hard drive visit https://www.ifixit.com. You could get an external USB housing for the old drive and then copy the virtual machine from the old one to the new one. That might let you do an uninstall to recover your activation.


Re: IMac question

Jim Stutsman
 

The click you heard from wiggling the cord might have just been a small spark as it connected to the power supply, or it could be that the power connector has broken loose from the circuit board.

Regarding MBX V5, as previously mentioned on the list, there is a process for moving an installation from one computer to another, but it requires that the old one be operational. It also sounds like you've already installed it on the new computer, so you have effectively used both activations. I would suggest contacting Janome tech support to see if they can have your activation count reduced by one, given that the old computer is a non-starter. I don't know whether an uninstall would do that or not. Others may chime in on that, and Janome tech support should also know the answer.

Regarding the repairability of your old iMac, I would suggest Googling for "certified mac repair" and see what's available in your area. A quick call to a local store should allow you to get a high-low cost estimate. To find out how to extract the old hard drive visit https://www.ifixit.com. You could get an external USB housing for the old drive and then copy the virtual machine from the old one to the new one. That might let you do an uninstall to recover your activation.


IMac question

Caroline Wright
 

Jim, I need some Mac advice from the expert.  I bought a new 27” IMac last month thinking it may be time to replace my 2011 model and my timing was perfect as the old one will now not power up.  I have googled the problem and tried everything that is within my pay grade with no success.  The only thing that worked for an instant was wiggling the power cord and it sounded like it was going to start up as I heard a click and then nothing.

My question for you, is do you think it is worth paying to have it looked at/repaired?  Or should I just remove/destroy the hard drive and get rid of it?   I have my MBX V5 embroidery software installed on both IMacs and not sure how this will affect me installing again on another computer in the future unless I am able to uninstall?

Enjoyed the chat session yesterday.  Don’t know how I could do without your group.

 

Caroline


Re: Chat transcript

Barbara Anderson
 

I wasn’t able to participate in the chat,but really enjoyed the transcript.  Thanks for making it available.

. Barbara Anderson

On Jan 1, 2019, at 4:04 PM, onlinesewing via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

It turns out that the complete chat transcript is available. Start here: https://groups.io/g/onlinesewing-janome/viewchat/2078

The beginning is all the attendees. Scroll to the bottom of the page and you'll find a control to move from page to page, so you can view all of it.

Walking our doggie guest now, but seriously thinking about an app!