Please read this entire tutorial first before starting.
Machine specific instructions can be found in the user manual for your machine. This is only to be used as general instructions on how to update the Simply 16 machine and display.
Updating Machine Software
This update feature enables you to take advantage of the latest software capabilities added to machines. To download the updated file(s) go to www.handiquilter.com, Click the Resources Tab, scroll down to Machine + Software Updates, then click on the Simply 16 tab. Download the latest software to a USB drive using a computer that is connected to the Internet. You may need to download two files or one zip file: one for the machine software and one for the display software. Make a note of the filenames and which is for the machine and which is for the display.
NOTE: Save the file(s) to the root directory of the USB drive. (This means that they are not stored in a subdirectory on the drive; they are in the main, or root, directory.)
After downloading the updated software to a USB drive, insert the drive into the USB port on the right side of the display. The arrow will flash until the USB drive is fully inserted. the display changes to show the USB inserted into the machine. If the image doesn’t change, remove and insert the USB drive again. Then touch either the Machine or Display button depending on which software you want to update.
Touch the Tools icon in the toolbar.
Then touch the Update button.
IMPORTANT: If you have installed the optional rear handlebars, temporarily unplug the rear handlebars while you update the machine software. Turn the machine off then plug in the rear handlebars again when the update is complete.
- Insert the USB drive into the USB port on the right side of the front display. Then touch the Machine icon on the screen to update the machine’s software. The button will remain green until the update is completed.
- The Simply Sixteen will search for the machine update file on the USB drive. When the update is complete, the Machine button turns from green back to purple.
To update the front display’s software
Insert the USB drive into the USB port on the right side of the front display. Then touch the Display icon on the screen to update the display software. The button will remain green until the update is completed.
The HQ Simply Sixteen will search for the display update file on the USB drive. When the update is complete the Main screen appears on the display. Note: If you do not have the optional rear handlebars, you will hear three beeps while the front display is updating, do not turn off the machine or remove the USB during this process.
To update the optional rear display's software:
If you have the optional rear handlebars and display, you will need to update the rear display as well. If you have not done so already; turn the machine off, plug the rear handlebars in, and turn on the machine. To update the rear display, insert the USB into the port on the right side of the rear display and run the display update feature from the rear display.
Press the Home button to return to the Main Screen.
To verify the update was successful:
Press the Information button to go to the machine Information Screen,