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Happy Voyager
Resource Manual
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    Happy Voyager Resource Manual...

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    The information contained in this Manual is designed to assist in operating the Happy Voyager machine. This Manual is not intended to be complete or to replace the original Happy Voyager User/Operation Manual. Its purpose is solely to educate the Bernina Happy Voyager Machine Operators.

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    Main Catagories Contol Panel Interface Control Drive Mode Menu Mode Happy and Bernina Embroidery SoftwareV5 Metric Dimension Settings Creating Hoops for the HV Embrodiery Pattern Management Transferring Patterns using Happy Link Transferring Patterns using a Memory Card Transferring Patterns from the Machine to a Card...

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    Process: Lower the presser foot, then manually pull down the needle. Perform a CUT to return to normal embroidery position.) TRACE button: Verify that the pattern selected embroiders within the boundaries of the hoop. (See: “Using the TRACE function”.) Interface Control Happy Voyager...

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    Happy Voyager Interface Control CUT button: Cut the upper and lower thread. START button: Start to embroider Note: If held down while embroidering, the ma- chine temporarily switches into a super slow mode. When released the speed returns to the previous embroidery speed.

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    Happy Voyager Interface Control FUNC button: The function button opens to a menu with additional functions. Use the arrow keys to move to the desire function and SET to execute. Explanation of Functions: TOP: Returns frame to the top of the pattern.

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    And the current stitch count during the embroidery process. In the upper right hand corner the location # of the selected pattern is displayed, along with the name of the pattern. Drive Mode Total Stitches Happy Voyager Stitch count in progress JEANOP...

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    Happy Voyager Drive Mode Color Changes: The left hand display shows the number of color changes (i.e. 20). The display in the middle shows the current color. The right hand side show the colors remaining. Color stop Frame out Note: If a color change stop or a frame out is...

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    Happy Voyager Drive Mode Status Icon: Depending on the machine set up, different icons appear in the upper right hand side. JEANOP 4 Status Icons: Normal cap frame: Icon appears when a cap frame is mounted to the machine. (Automatic sen-...

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    Y distance moved from start point. Height & width Distance between top and start point. Distance between bottom and start point Distance between extreme left and start point. Distance between extreme right and start point. Happy Voyager Size of Pattern info...

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    Happy Voyager Menu Mode Description of function Explanation of the MENU mode. PATTERN Menu: View all stored designs, the submenu allows to lock design data, erase a de- sign, choose trace type, rename design, copy de- signs, and write designs back to a memory card.

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    Happy Voyager Menu Mode POSITION Menu: Go directly to a specific stitch number, color change or to a repeat pattern de- sign. EDIT Menu: Stitch edit function to manipulate the individual stitches within a design. FRAME Menu: Frame selection and design placement within a selected hoop.

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    Happy Voyager Metric Dimension Settings Description of function Changing the computer to metric allows to create hoops in metric dimensions Using the Bernina Embroidery Software Version 5. Each square represents 1cm and is compatible with the metric Happy Voyager machine grid.

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    Happy Voyager Create Hoops in Bernina Embroidery SoftwareV5 Description of function Create metric hoops that represents the hoops used with the Happy Voyager ma- chine. Note: The computer must be set to metric dimensions prior. Start the Bernina Embroidery Software Version 5 program.

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    Happy Voyager Create Hoops in Bernina Embroidery SoftwareV5 This example is for creating a 180 mm round hoop. The current standard hoop sizes of the Happy Voyager machine are: 90mm, 120mm, 150mm and 180mm. For Format, select Oval Change the Rectangle height to 10.00 Change the Width to 180.00...

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    Create Hoops in Bernina Embroidery SoftwareV5 To create a rectangle Cap hoop select the rectan- gle and adjust the setting for the following sizes: Happy Standard Cap: 67X 180mm Happy Wide Cap: 67 X 290mm Note: The actual sewing area is smaller to account for the presser foot sole.

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    When satisfied, save design both in .art format and .dst format. Only .dst and .tap formatted designs can be sent and accepted by the Happy Voyager machine. With the computer connected to the machine us- ing a USB AB cable, open Happy link. Happy link will display an USB icon indicating that the com- puter is connected to the machine.

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    Happy Voyager Transferring Pattern using Happy Link Select FILE > PATTERN OPEN to search for a design. When searching for a design make sure the disk format is set to .dst. Once pattern is selected, use the TRANSFER Icon to send the design to the machine.

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    .dst data transfer to the machine. Perform all creations and manipulation in the pow- erful Bernina Embroidery Software Version 5 . When satisfied, save design both in .art format and .dst format. Note: Only the .dst and .tap formatted designs can be can be sent and accepted by the Happy Voyager machine.

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    Happy Voyager Transferring Pattern using a Memory Card Using a PCMCIA card/adaptor greater than 16Mb (Recommended 256Mb) copy the saved .dst de- sign to the card. Note: Machines updated to firmware version 1.05 accept 1Meg memory cards. Note: Card format is FAT.

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    Happy Voyager Transferring Pattern using a Memory Card Select the READ menu using the arrow and SET keys. The machine displays the names of the designs on the card. Using the arrow and SET keys, select the design to be copied to the machine. Addition designs can be copied by selecting READ.

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    Happy Voyager Transferring Pattern to a Card Description of function The TRANSFER menu option allows the user to send designs from the machine to a PCMCIA card. All design specific settings are transferred. Note: When sending a file to the machine it can be in several formats (Such as .DST).

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    Happy Voyager Transferring Pattern to a Card Use a PCMCIA card/adaptor greater than 16Mb (Recommended 256Mb) Note: Machines updated to firmware version 1.05 accept 1Meg memory cards. Note: Card format is FAT. Carefully insert memory card into the machine.

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    Happy Voyager Transferring Pattern to a Card Select MENU use the down arrow key to move down pass the last submenu icon for the TRANS- FER function icon, press SET. Message, “Make a HP1 File?” Select YES and press SET.

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    Happy Voyager Transferring Pattern to a Card The design saved creates 2 files, one with a “HP1” extension, and one with a .TAP extension. Note: Only the .TAP extension is a valid file exten- sion. Open Happy link. Select FILE > PATTERN OPEN to search for a design.

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    Happy Voyager Locking Pattern Description of function The LOCK pattern data menu option prevents accidental changes or deletions. Select PATTERN menu, press SET. Using the arrow keys select a design and select SET. Select MENU again use the down arrow key to move to the LOCK function.

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    Happy Voyager Deleting Pattern Description of function The ERASING menu option allows to delete pat- terns from the machine. Select PATTERN and press SET. Select MENU use the arrow key to move to the ERASE function, press SET. Select the ERASE function by pressing SET, the following screen appears.

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    Happy Voyager Selecting a Design from Memory Description of function Pattern (designs) are stored in the pattern menu. Up to 99 patterns or 250,000 stitches. Select PATTERN and press SET. Select a PATTERN by using the arrow keys to move to the pattern desired. Press SET to select that pattern.

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    Happy Voyager Programming Thread Colors for the Needles Description of function With the thread color option select the colors that represents the colors that are loaded on the spool pins of the machine. The needle # 1 is on the front right hand side.

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    Happy Voyager Programming Thread Colors for the Needles Needles 1 through 12 should be set up so that they represents and match the colors on the ma- chine. The last icon represents the contrast color for better color definition. Use the up/down arrows to move among the nee- dles.

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    Happy Voyager Programming Thread Colors for the Designs Description of function In the needle menu, select the color and the se- quence for the color in the displayed design. Select NEEDLE menu, press SET.

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    FRAME out has been applied to that color sequence. After sewing out that color the machine will stop and the frame will move to a determined position. See Happy Voyager user/ operator manual. Select ESC to exit.

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    Happy Voyager Positioning the Design in the Hoop/Creating Hoops Description of function The FRAME menu allows the user to select a rep- resentation of the hoop placed on the machine to visually position the design within the hoop. It also allows to create customized round and square hoops.

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    Happy Voyager Positioning the Design in the Hoop/Creating Hoops Use the arrow keys with the FF (Fast Forward) key to move the pattern to the desired embroidery loca- tion, select SET to accept. Only place the pattern within the red boundary area.

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    Select Menu to get to the sub menu area. Select the HAND icon by pressing SET. Select Class by pressing SET. Use the blue arrow keys to choose between 1 and • Class 1 is for Round Type Hoops • Class 2 for Rectangle Type Hoops Happy Voyager...

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    Happy Voyager Positioning the Design in the Hoop/Creating Hoops Round Type Hoops Select Class 1 , press SET. Press, SET to enter the Size area. Change the number to represent the hoop size you wish to use for a Round Hoop.

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    Happy Voyager Using the Trace Function Description of function The trace function is used to verify that the pattern selected embroiders within the boundaries of the attached hoop. It is Very important to perform a TRACE before sewing out a pattern !!! Perform a trace by pressing the TRACE button.

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    Press continuously - beep indicates the new mode to move continuously • Keep pressing - moves continuously by 1 stitch until the STOP button is pressed. • Pressing longer still - moves continuously by 10 stitches until the STOP button is pressed. Happy Voyager...

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    Happy Voyager Scaling the Size of the Pattern Description of function The scaling options allows to rescale in the X and in the Y direction down to 50% and up to 200%. Select SETTING press SET to enter setting menu. Using the arrow keys, arrow down to the X scaling option.

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    Happy Voyager Rotating /Mirroring the Design Description of function Rotate a design in single 1degree increments, 90 degree increments or in mirror image motions. Select SETTING press SET to enter setting menu. To rotate by degrees: Using the arrow keys, ar- row down to the angle option.

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    Happy Voyager Adjusting the Stitching Width (Pull Compensation) Description of function The width adjusting option allows to increase or decrease satin stitch from + 1.0mm to -1.0 mm in Min -1.0mm Max +1.0mm size. Select MENU then using the arrow keys move to SETTING, press SET to enter setting menu.

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    Happy Voyager Removing Unwanted Jump Stitches Description of function: Unwanted jump stitches can be eliminated by changing the set- tings of the cut at jump data option in the EDIT menu. Explanation: Cut at jump data setting eliminates for example the jumps stitches between two words.

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    Happy Voyager Removing Unwanted Jump Stitches Explanation of Issue: If cut at jump data is set to “0” , no stitches will be cut . (The thread cuts between the different color changes is not effected.) Note: While jumping between to————-be the...

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    Happy Voyager Removing Unwanted Jump Stitches Explanation of Issue: If cut at jump data is set to “1”. All stitches with more then 1 jump will be cut, the only threads left are those that do not have an actual jump stitch in them.

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    Happy Voyager Removing Unwanted Jump Stitches Description of function: By changing the setting of the cut at jump data option and using the EDIT menu unwanted jump stitches can be eliminate Select MENU then using the arrow keys move to OPTION, press SET.

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    Happy Voyager Removing Unwanted Jump Stitches Select “6 Cut at jump data” by using the arrow keys and pressing SET . Using the arrow keys, change value to “1”. and select SET. Now all actual jump stitches will be cut. Select the ESC key two times to return to the...

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    Happy Voyager Removing Unwanted Jump Stitches Description of function: In the EDIT mode by changing the setting of the cut at jump data option unwanted jump stitches can be eliminate. Select MENU then using the arrow keys move to EDIT press SET to enter Edit menu.

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    Happy Voyager Removing Unwanted Jump Stitches Select MENU for the submenus. Use up or down arrow keys to select “Zooming rate”. Select SET to change. (Suggest change to 200 % or 400 % magnification.) Select MENU for the submenus, use up or down arrow keys to select “Zoom in for the display”.

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    Additional function can be applied, such as: End end point Chg color change Stp stop Cut cut Spm speed limit medium (300rpm) Sp2 speed limit medium (800rpm) Sp1 speed limit high (1000rpm) Sph release speed limit Removing Unwanted Jump Stitches Happy Voyager...

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    Happy Voyager Removing Unwanted Jump Stitches “ ” Once a cut is applied (red the next stitch is market with an blue “X”. (The one before the un- wanted thread trail.) Continue process until all unwanted thread trails are removed.

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    Happy Voyager Embroidering Multiple Designs Description of function In the repeat sewing option patterns can be ar- ranged and repeated a number of times Note: This allows for multiple copies of the same design embroidered in one hoop. Select the pattern, be aware of the size of the pat-...

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    X direction. (Patterns spread out in X direction.) Distance between start point of each pattern in the Y direction. (Patterns spread out in Y direction.) Priority of embroidery directions: X - left/right priority Y - up/down priority Happy Voyager...

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    Happy Voyager Embroidering Multiple Designs The arrow up and down keys moves to the differ- ent settings, select SET to activate the setting. Use the up and down arrow keys to change the value. Select SET to accept that setting.

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    Happy Voyager Installing the Cap Device/Machine Set Up Install the cap frame driver to the machine accord- ing to manual. Note: Important the machine has to be in the off position when installing the cap frame device. Warning: When installing the cab frame be care- ful not to damage the actuating lever underneath the right hand side of the X carrier.

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    Happy Voyager Installing the Cap Device/Machine Set Up With the cap frame driver mounted, the embroidery design is automatically turned upside down and a cap icon is displayed in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Note: If the cap icon is not displayed check the actu- ating lever mentioned in the previous page.

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    Happy Voyager Installing the Cap Device/Machine Set Up To position pattern inside the cap frame, select FRAME press SET. Press SET to accept cap. Use the up/down arrows to chose between the 111S-Cap (Standard) and the 112W-Cap (Wide). Press SET to accept.

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    Happy Voyager Installing the Cap Device/Machine Set Up Explanation: The outer outline (red) represents the safe embroidery area of the hoop. The pattern is represented in the inside the frame (blue). Only place the pattern within the red boundary area.

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    2. Set of Tubular arms (Brackets) Arm ITCS 2 , model 1201 3. Window insert to fit the clamping system and most appropriate for the embroidery task. Note: Additional window insert for each Tubular Clamping System are available. Happy Voyager...

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    Happy Voyager Installing the Hoop Tech Device/Machine Set Up Some window kit contains two upper windows and a lower window. Upper window Lower window Two styles of upper window inserts, one of these will be of shiny metal construction for lightweight fabrics, the other yellow upper window is for bulkier projects.

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    Happy Voyager Installing the Hoop Tech Device/Machine Set Up Install the upper window by slipping the retaining hole over the pivot pin on the right hand side and gently pulling the left arm outwards to engage the hole on the opposite side of the upper clamping win- dow.

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    • Is horizontal • Does not touch the machine cylinder arm • Does not exceed the height of 1/16 inches above cylinder arm. Happy Voyager WARNING Does not exceed 1/16”...

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    Happy Voyager Installing the Hoop Tech Device/Machine Set Up Warning: Any movement of the Tubular Clamping System must only be carried out with the clamp in the closed position. Move the arm to true center (if not there already). Press FUNC and arrow down to CENTER and press SET.

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    Happy Voyager Reversing Directions of Frame Movements Description of function The reverse frame move option reverses the di- rection of movement when positioning the design in the frame menu. Select Menu then using the arrow keys move to “OPTION menu”, press “SET” .

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    Happy Voyager Reversing Directions of Frame Movements Use the up/down arrow key to move to “18”. Re- verse frame move” Press “SET” to activated, Use the up/down keys to change to “yes”, Press “SET” to accept change. Select ESC to exit the FRAME menu.

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    Happy Voyager Single Needle Color Transfer Description of function Change the needle number and allocate different colors/needles. Note: In case the thread ran out, with this feature quickly a new thread/needle can be assigned to the design, rather than changing the thread.

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    Happy Voyager Single Needle Color Transfer Select MENU again to get to the submenus. Use the arrow keys to move to the TWO NEEDLES, select SET. Select the up/down arrow keys to chose the nee- dle, select SET Select the up/down arrow keys to select the re- placement needle/color.

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    Happy Voyager Pattern color data Transfer Description of function With the color change data options saved color data can be transferred to another pattern with similar colors and sequences. Select MENU then using the arrow keys move to NEEDLE, press SET to enter NEEDLE menu.

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    Happy Voyager Pattern color data Transfer Explanation: The READ function stores the color data into a temporary memory. Color stops are also trans- ferred. The WRITE function writes the data back to a se- lected design. Color change stop Example of practical uses: The color change data application is useful pat- terns with similar colors and sequences.

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    Happy Voyager Pattern color data Transfer Select the pattern to READ the color data from. After entering the NEEDLE menu, select MENU again for the submenus. Use the arrow keys to move to the data READ Setting. Select SET to start the data read.

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    Happy Voyager Start Embroidering from a Particular Stitch Description of function Direct stitch number input within a design. Select MENU, using the arrow keys move to PO- SITION, press SET. Using the arrow keys move to the STITCH ICON TAB, press SET to activate.

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    Happy Voyager Start Embroidering from a Particular Color Description of function Move to a specific color number within a design. From MENU screen using the arrow keys move to “POSITION”, press “SET” to enter position menu. Using the arrow keys move to the COLOR ICON TAB, press SET to activate.

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    (c, d) Presser foot guide bar. Apply one drop of oil each on the top and bottom of the presser foot bar, located behind metal plate with the two cut outs. Happy Voyager Rotary hook (3/4 view): apply 1 drop of oil to channel shown by the arrow.

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    Happy Voyager Basic Machine Maintenance-Cleaning and Lubricating Weekly Cleaning Every 40 hours of operation clean the area below the needle plate, including the thread cutter. 1. With the machine turned off and disconnected from the mains remove the needle plate using the offset screwdriver.

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    Happy Voyager Basic Machine Maintenance-Cleaning and Lubricating 5. Using the 3mm hexagonal driver, turn the main shaft clockwise back to the “C” point (275 de- grees). Note: When the machine is under power and if the “C” point is not reached manually an error mes- sage 050 is displayed.

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    Happy Voyager Changing the Thread Cutting Length Description of function If the first stitch is not being formed after a thread cut, the length of the cut can be changed from NORMAL to LONG Select OPTION, press SET. After selecting options, two Icons appear, the one on the right is for machine options and the one on the left is for pattern options.

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    Happy Voyager Firmware Version Description of function Checking the firmware version. Select OTHER, press SET Use the down arrow key to move to VERSION and press SET to select. The Firmware Version of the machine is the num- ber indicated .

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    Happy Voyager System Reset Description of function Setting the machine to factory default. Note: All settings in OPTION menu are reset the saved designs are not effected. Select OTHER menu, press SET Use the down arrow key to move to SYSTEM and press SET to select.

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    Happy Voyager Speed Reset Description of function Maximum speed calibration. Select OTHER press SET to enter. Use the down arrow key to move to SPEED and press SET to select. Note: Secure the needle thread in the horizontal spring of the needle that is over the presser foot to prevent unthreading.

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