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NEW BERNINA 830 Can now take the Midi Hoop & Foot 72 Upgrade Kit

BERNINA 830 Firmware v34.21.56.


For the models BERNINA 830 and BERNINA 830 Limited Edition.

Information on Firmware Update
The firmware for the BERNINA 830 has been updated. Following you find a short list of selected features to the version 34.21.56.
This firmware update includes support for the new accessories. Please note that no further improvements have been made.

New accessory
– Midi hoop
After the update, the new Midi hoop can be used on the embroidery machine. The hoop is automatically recognized as soon as it is mounted. Alternatively, it can be selected via the hoop selection. The Midi hoop is calibrated by the large, oval embroidery hoop.
– Ruler Foot #72
The new Rulerfuss #72 can be used on the machine after the update. The foot is selected via the selection menu of the sewing feet.
The Midi Hoop and Ruler foot #72 are now available at your dealer.



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NEW Bernina 7 Series Firmware & Warranty Update

When the BERNINA Firmware Update Fails For B 720, B 740 and B 770 Fails.

Why this information?
Among the 7 series B 720, B 740 and B 770 it can occur that some machines reject the update and don’t complete the process successfully.
This information serves the purpose to explain the cause and offers a solution.


During an interim period within the production of the above-mentioned machines (from end of October 2014 to end of May 2015),  two different versions of the CPU board were built-in. One version of these modules featured a flash capacity of 128000 KB, the other type is a flash capacity of 256000 KB which is adequate for the new firmware.
When the displayed value is lower than 200000 KB, the new Firmware CANNOT be uploaded.

Where can the capacity be seen

The Flash capacity can be identified in the Setup Program. Please refer to the picture on the right, red marking.

Actions to be taken by the service technician during service:

The replacement of the CPU Module in these cases are covered by BERNINA free of cost, even if the term of guarantee has expired.

If you need any help or advice please don`t hesitate to contact us.


Phone: 0450 970 758



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SewMasters Recipe For Perfection

Machine seized? Machine rusty? Been stored for too long maybe? Written off by another technician?

Well here is how far we go to create the recipe for perfection, first we choose our particular flavor in this case its a Janome MyLock 644D overlocker previously seized solid beyond repair and only a couple of years old.

Basic Ingredients:

  1. 1 choice of main course
  2. 1 basting brush for application
  3. half a cup of special liquid mixture
  4. 1 cut bunch of wire wool
  5. a sprinkle of glass blast
  6. a pinch of peroxide
  7. a mixture of tools for dressing
  8. thread for decoration
  9. fabric for garnish



Now we have to prepare our subject to add our vital ingredients, so we have decided to defat our 644D by removing the outer layers and exposing the inner flesh.

After allowing the air to get inside with a little help we can now see that we need to apply some extra love and care into the inner flesh, we start by soaking it in our combined mix of liquid ingredients to help marinade the tender parts.

After basting our liquid combination we lightly dusted the important parts with glass blasting, then used our butane torch to creme brulee the bushes.

Once we are ready lightly apply our grease and glaze with oil until we are satisfied with are main flavors we then begin to dress with care.

And there we have it! after some love and care, with a combination of tasty ingredients we have successfully put together a fine piece of work ending in an impeccable result.

If you have enjoyed this blog please comment below and feel free to share what you would like to see in future blog posts. Thanks for reading Gareth