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My designer 1 keeps saying "No floppy Disk Inserted" and of course there is.

First I had problems with the touch screen. I calibrated and seemed better. Now even though there is a floppy in the machine it says no disk inserted.

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  • maycry Oct 19, 2008

    Thank for your help, I have come to the conclusion that I need a new floppy disc drive in my Des 1. And yes, I had tried several floppys including the ones that have come with the machine.

  • maycry Oct 19, 2008

    I have considered doing the upgrade to the USB. May I ask, how expensive?. My des 1 is at the repair guy now. He probably will be calling in a few days to let me know exactly the situation and charges. Hummm. Thanks ahead for all your feedback.

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Do you have this problem with only one floppy, or have you tried several? Make sure the floppy is pressed into the slot fully. It should sort of "click" in.

Is the floppy properly formatted for the Designer1? You cannot just drop embroidery files onto it and put it in the machine - the designs need to be in .shv format and in a certain file hierarchy. Only genuine Husqvarna embroidery disks, or ones created in Husqvarna or Embird software can be used.

Of course it may be a sign that your Des1's floppy drive is not working, in which case you will have to take the machine in to be fixed.

Post more detail on your problem and I will try to offer more specific advice.
Pamsquilt

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

  • Pamsquilt Oct 19, 2008

    That's a shame it wasn't more easily diagnosed and fixed. Hope the repairs are not too expensive. I got my Des.1 upgraded to USB when the disk drive gave out - not cheap, but I have not regretted it. You get a new motherboard with the upgrade, so that means you start over with new equipment inside the machine.
    Pamsquilt


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