by justonlyme 18 Aug 2014

I have a little warning for all of you who use the USB stick to transfer your designs from your computer to your embroidery machine. Be sure that the embroidery machine is moved far enough away from the edge of the table that no one can walk by and bump the USB stick by mistake!

But on the other hand, it is interesting to see what is inside that little stick. :)


by airyfairy 19 Aug 2014

What a blessing there was no other damage done.

by muflotex 19 Aug 2014

glad to read no further damage done,
how about using an usb extention is a multi-whatsitname-one, one end in the machine and other end for the usb stick and a mouse too lies flat on the sewing table..
my dustcover goes on the machine with usb and mouse still connected.

by vickiannette 19 Aug 2014

very valid point. Just love that you had to give it an "autopsy"

by lique 19 Aug 2014

I washed and tumbledried mine last week. Had put it in my pocket to use and forgot about it. Luckily it was not my Bernina stick (Bernina machines only take bernina sticks and they are expensive to replace) The amazing thing was that it still worked after a wash. A clean USB stick!
Hope you did no lose any designs.

ethan by ethan 19 Aug 2014

Some sanDisks work with Bernina and are so much cheaper.


lique by lique 19 Aug 2014

Can you tell me which ones? Thanks

ethan by ethan 19 Aug 2014

I have a SanDisk Cruzer blade 32GB and it works, It's a case of trying them to see which would work. G

airyfairy by airyfairy 19 Aug 2014

I can use any stick with my Bernina. Also using SanDisk at the moment.

by hart 19 Aug 2014

Need to remember to remove usb stick before putting in your transfer case. I left mine in when I took it to be serviced, it was in pieces but still useable. This is the second time I have done this. the first time it just bent it a little. Glad everything was OK.

by cfidl 18 Aug 2014

Wow! They warned me about removing the usb stick while in a design. Good thing there is no permanent damage to your machine!

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justonlyme by justonlyme 19 Aug 2014

Can you imagine the message that might have come up if the machine would have been on? :) Machine is good. It survived this one. This time.

by Leaha 18 Aug 2014

Poor little critter, hope you weren't using it at the time and have no damage to the port or your machine.

justonlyme by justonlyme 19 Aug 2014

I wasn't using it. It was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. THIS time my machine survived. Whew!

Leaha by Leaha 19 Aug 2014

That's great news. :-)

by sdrise 18 Aug 2014

Wow hope the machine is OK. Thanks for the heads up!!

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justonlyme by justonlyme 19 Aug 2014

Machine is purring right along. Memory stick, forgot. :)

by crafter2243 Moderator 18 Aug 2014

Wow. My concern would be "is the machine OK?'
I use USB sticks only to transport. Would not count on them to keep my info safe.

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justonlyme by justonlyme 18 Aug 2014

My machine survived fine. Fortunately!

by nonna57 18 Aug 2014

Funny that .... I had a stick that just fell apart. So i know whats inside. It's all gobbly gook to me :((

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justonlyme by justonlyme 18 Aug 2014

I recently got my amateur radio operator's license. I had to learn what all of those components were and what they do. It is actually quite fascinating that they can be so small nowadays!

by brendalea 18 Aug 2014

Thank you for the info. Hope your machine is okay and not in for service.

justonlyme by justonlyme 18 Aug 2014

I think that the repair guy would resign if I brought my machine in for service on more time. My machine survived this one fine. Fortunately!!

brendalea by brendalea 20 Aug 2014

Thank goodness. The parts could of cost you a pretty penny!!!

by noah 18 Aug 2014

Wow ain't that a site for sore eyes:):)hugs

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justonlyme by justonlyme 18 Aug 2014

Hopefully this is the only one you see that is this, umm, injured. :)

by 02kar Moderator 18 Aug 2014

I always wondered what was inside those little things. Really, you did not have to ruin your day to show me. I do use them to back up designs as a secondary backup. They don't stay in the machine any longer than it takes to put the designs in. I use another one to only transfer the designs and take it out of the machine when the design I want is loaded.

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justonlyme by justonlyme 18 Aug 2014

How funny. :) This was purely unintentional, but since it happened.... I'm always curious about the inner workings of everything.

by asterixsew Moderator 18 Aug 2014

Mmmm interesting, I put one through the wash once

justonlyme by justonlyme 18 Aug 2014

Did it work afterward? Or did you dare try it? I've heard that if you get electrics wet, immediately put them in dry rice to help pull out the moisture as soon as possible. This one was well beyond "help". :)

asterixsew by asterixsew 19 Aug 2014

Yes it still works fine but I dl all that was on it to another storage source. I didn't realise I had washed until a couple of hours later.

by susiesembroidery 18 Aug 2014

Ohhhh!! Terrible disaster.

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justonlyme by justonlyme 18 Aug 2014

The only damage was to the stick, and my husband's ego, so all is well.

by basketkase 18 Aug 2014

Uh oh!!! Hopefully it still works?

justonlyme by justonlyme 18 Aug 2014

Nope. It is dead. I have a thing about NOT using a USB stick to back up anything though. It is just a mode of transport.

Leaha by Leaha 18 Aug 2014

Did you have a funeral for 'it' ? :-)

justonlyme by justonlyme 18 Aug 2014

No, but there was an autopsy. :)

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