HAPPY’s Tireless Quest for Perfection: Ongoing Updates

HAPPYJapan's unending efforts to improve their product is one of the brand's greatest strengths: Long after the machines are released for sale, the company continues innovate and test, as well as take suggestions from the field, and respond with updates that are immediately made available for existing owners.  While this is a natural process for [...]

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USB to PC Connection (Windows 7)

View PDF Guide   If Your New PC Won't talk to your Happy MachineThis is a common request: If you changed your PC to Windows 7 and you don't have a newer model Voyager and can't figure out why you can't set up the USB connection, read this PDF file to help understand the steps [...]

By |2015-11-10T15:55:29-04:00September 18th, 2014|legacy, support|0 Comments

Legacy Presser Foot System

Diagram of Voyager's presser foot guide system If the presser foot seems to be unusually loose (a lot of sideways movement and swiveling), even if the presser foot is tightly secured onto the shaft, the small c-shaped guide may be bent or broken. Newer model Voyagers have heavier duty, silver-colored guide that helps prevent this. [...]

By |2015-11-10T15:55:29-04:00September 18th, 2014|legacy, support, voyager|0 Comments

Manually Extending and retracting the Catcher

Voyager: Manually Extending and retracting the Catcher (for testing purposes) 1.  Power the machine on. 2.  Lower the presser foot using the P.FOOT button. 3.  Find the gap, shown below, under the fixed head, and with a screwdriver, extend the catcher as shown in the animation to check that it extends cleanly between the thread [...]

By |2015-11-10T15:55:30-04:00September 18th, 2014|legacy, support, voyager|0 Comments

Performing A Cut Test

Thread Cut Test To find out if the moving and fixed knife are able to cut thread, you can perform the test shown in the animation on the right.  Remove the needle plate, hold the moving knife open as shown, and loop 2 strands of thread over the inside crook of the knife.  Allow the [...]

By |2015-11-10T15:55:31-04:00September 18th, 2014|legacy, support, voyager|0 Comments