Melco EMC 6

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Old May 18th, 2015, 07:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Melco EMC 6

Hello everybody
My name is Kevin and I traded for a 1994 Melco EMC 6
Needless to say Im having trouble getting it run
I have both a Win 95 and Win 98 computer with all of the software , net card and dongle

Just can't get the thing to link and work
Any ideas ??
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Old November 30th, 2015, 04:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you need the data cable from Melco that links to two machines together.


1st the cable you need to connect the computer to the embroidery machine is neither a cat5 or telephone cable. It is a specialized cable for Melco machines. and is still available through Melcoshop.

here is a link to the cable;


2nd you already have the network card you need for the embroidery machine. The card the floppy is hooked into, the cpu188 card in the embroidery machine. this card allows for download of designs or install through the floppy drive (which i'm told can be upgraded to USB emulator).

3rd the real issue of connection other than the cpu188 card in the embroidery machine is the need for a MELCO Starlan card, which goes into your computer.
A generic network card will not work for this, at least from what i've tried and talked to Melco about.

the old (Starlan) isa cards (Long Black slots on computer motherboard) which only work in win98 or lower are almost impossible to find, and work with Melco EDS series software.

I am not sure if they can be used with the Designshop. The newer (starlan pci network cards) ones are supposed to only work with Designshop. Which would require you to upgrade your software.

note: The old starlan cards only work in win98 and lower, because of the hardware lock (Parallel port Dongle) is using the parallel port.

once windows xp came out the parallel ports were reconfigured by Windows and the old dongle won't work in that environment.
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