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I keep get a connection error. Ck that USB cable is connected and the power switch is on. Each time it comes up. Help

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Make sure you have the USB plugged into the back USB ports on a desktop computer and try each of the different ports on a laptop computer. What Singer doesn't tell you (and probably isn't aware of) is that the back ports provide more voltage than the front ones (and is also true of certain ports on your laptop). The USB cable and your computerized sewing machine require more voltage than the other ports allowed.

Give this a try-it should do the trick.

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