by anssmile 16 Jun 2014

Hi


Happy dance! I've got a working camera! Today I finally got a working camera.

And after a very frustrating 2 days, my embroidery machine is up and running, too.

A while ago I mentioned the older machines that use outdated equipment which would result in problems should that equipment need replacement.

Well, my supplier gave me a VERY outdated card to use with my sewing machine, and this was in 2012! You needed a card reader from the late 90's or 2000/1 to read the card. Luckily I still had an old card reader.

Yesterday morning my card reader decided to just die. I first thought my computer was giving problems, and spend hours trying to fix that. Finally I simply had to believe the card reader was gone forever.

The modern card readers simply can not read that card. Fortunately I still had a Swift card reader from 2000. But... there are no drivers available for this card reader for Windows 7. Nothing. Nada. Zero. And I tried every where on the internet to find something.

And my embroidery machine refused to read my modern SD card. The card was not set up right, because the camera refused to read it, too. Luckily my son was in a helpful mood, and helped me late on Monday evening to set up the card for my machine to read.

So, at last I have a working camera and a working card for my embroidery machine.

Now I must just find the time to do the actual sewing....

This is why Carolyn helped me to test a few tags. Thanks again, Carolyn!

Have a fun day all of you!

This is the first picture I took with the borrowed camera.

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by 02kar Moderator 17 Jun 2014

I'm so glad you are up and running again. I think we all live in fear of our computers crashing and dying or being stolen. But a happy dance for you because you are functioning again.

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anssmile by anssmile 18 Jun 2014

Thank you.

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by blueeyedblonde 16 Jun 2014

Love your happy star and glad you finally got everything working!

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anssmile by anssmile 17 Jun 2014

Thank you.

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by cfidl 16 Jun 2014

I can empathize with you.

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anssmile by anssmile 18 Jun 2014

Thank you.

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by vickiannette 16 Jun 2014

perseverance won in the end, so frustrating. I am afraid to think what is going to happen when my computer dies!

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anssmile by anssmile 17 Jun 2014

Don't even mention that, mine already gives problems. My system hard drive is 11 years old, money is tight and I can not replace it. I often have to do a restore to an earlier date. That is why I first thought it was the computer and not my card reader..

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by Midnight1 16 Jun 2014

A very neat star. Glad everything is working.

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anssmile by anssmile 17 Jun 2014

Thank you.

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by shirley124 16 Jun 2014

I will join the happy dance with you. Pleased to hear you finally got every thing working. I sure understand your frustration. I have had problems with one of my laptops and it sure tried my patience. Love your star. Shirley

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anssmile by anssmile 17 Jun 2014

Thank you.

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