Is your Janome Continental M7 up to date? Did you know that you can update the software on this sewing machine? If you didn’t know that you can update the Janome Continental M7 and other models of Janome sewing machines, you’re going to find out all about it in today’s blog post. (Note: this information is specifically for updating the Janome Continental M7. For updating other Janome sewing machines, please contact your Janome dealer.)
I recently added the Janome M7 to my studio and one of the first things I did when I plugged it in, was to check to see if its software was up to date. I turned it on and then checked to see what version the Janome M7 was running (to see what version your Janome M7 is running, look in the bottom right-hand corner of the display screen when you turn it on). As I suspected, it wasn’t running the current software version and needed to be updated.
Note: The Janome AcuSpark app will also tell you if your Janome M7 needs to be updated when you scan the QR Code on the display screen.
I went to the Janome Global website where I could see the latest update for the Janome M7 and other models. Not only could I see what software version I should be running on my machine, but the download to update it to the newest version was right there.
To update my Janome M7, I needed my computer, a USB stick and my Janome M7, of course. I was able to easily download the files from the Janome website onto the USB stick and then use it to update my Janome M7.
It isn’t a difficult process to do, but there are certain steps that need to be taken in the correct order. First, your Janome M7 needs to be switch OFF before you can insert the USB stick in the side port. You’ll find it on the right side of the machine near the power cord socket.
Next, before you turn on the Janome M7, you need to press and hold both the lock stitch and needle up/down buttons at the same time. While still pressing both of these buttons, turn on the Janome M7. You need to continue pressing/holding these two buttons until the display screen turns yellow, at which time, you may release them.
The update has now started! It will continue for several minutes and you’ll notice the display screen turns to a blue colour and then an aqua colour before the update is finished.
Once it has been installed into the Janome M7, you’ll see “Finish” on the display screen and you’ll know that your machine has now been updated. You can now turn off the Janome M7 and remove the USB stick.
For detailed information on the entire process from downloading the update from the Janome website to updating the Janome M7, click here.
I hope you found this helpful and will now be able to update your own Janome Continental M7.
Happy creating from Kim Jamieson-Hirst, a Janome Canada Artisan in Calgary, Alberta.
I have the yellow screen with an error message
Please try again. The link to the video was fixed.
I see that one of the files is a .exe file which will not run on a Mac computer. Is that file necessary or can the others (the ones that are transferred to the USB) avaiable for Mac OS users? Thanks in advance!
Please contact Tech Support at tech_support@janome-America.com. I know the M7 software is for Windows so I do not think it is compatible with a Mac. But please check with them.
There was no program when I checked only one thing. I don’t want to ruin it. What to do?
Please can you elaborate. I don’t understand what your query is.