Please help!! My husband started fooling around with my Designer 1 USB machine and now the language has changed to something I can't even begin to recongnize!!! Where do I start since I don't know the language selected and therfore cannot manuver thru the screens........
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Turn on your machine. The SET tab is the fifth from the left (or second from the right). Touch that. You now need to touch the More button, which is on the bottom row and is the button on the left hand side (there are two buttons at the bottom - More and OK). On the next page that comes up, the LANGUAGE select button is the single orange button at the bottom of the list. The two buttons at the very bottom are once again More and OK, so go above them to the single orange button. Each time you press this, the language changes. There are quite a lot to scroll through, but keep pushing it until English comes up again. That should fix your machine for you. No suggestions on how to fix your husband, though! Pamsquilt
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You don't need a dongle for the sewing machine. You either have a dongle for the computer embroidery software in which case it goes in your computer when you've installed the software, or you have a USB stick that has the Husqvarna designs on it.
What colour is it? The USB sticks are blue, the 3D software dongles are red. Only problem is, I think the 4D software dongles are blue too!! My Husqvarna Designer 1 USB embroidery stick (blue) has "USB Embroidery Stick" written on it - have a look for that. The dongle will have Hasp or something like that written on it.
If you are pretty sure it is a USB stick, put it in your machine and turn it on. Then touch the disk/stick icon on the lower right hand side of the screen. Your machine should start to read the stick and you will get a pop-up menu where you can choose from the folders on the stick. If you don't, go into the PROG screen. Touch MENU, touch the disk/stick icon and see if the embroidery files on the stick come up then. Each machine came with a set of designs called Embroidery Disk 100 and three alphabets - Palace Script, Kaligraphia and Clarendon. These should all be on the USB stick.
In the event that it is a dongle you have, but not the software, you need to contact the person from whom you purchased the machine.
You can download the Husqvarna designs from the Husqvarna website, but you will need a Husqvarna formatted USB stick to do this. Therefore, you do need software on your computer. There are some low-cost alternatives to the Husqvarna software - Embird and Sew What come to mind. However, a Husqvarna program called 3D Disk Manager USB came with every USB Designer 1 machine, so you should have got that when you purchased the machine. This will be enough for you to load designs from the HV website and from other websites where you purchase designs.
Hi Michella, How long have you had your Designer 1? Has this problem just started happening? Have you updated to the newest update lately which the last and lasted one for the last Designer 1 meaning before the SE, Ruby & the Diamond which came out here in the last year or two, the update version is 2.24. I've looked at my manual and there isn't really anything but a couple of lines on page 30 under the set tab in the screen menu that tells you anything about the language and next to the language tells you to touch next until you get the language you want then press ok. I turn my machine off and it still shows up in English which is what i.ve always had it set for. Resetting the computer I guess is just turning your sewing machine off & on(which is suppose to recalibrate it's self). If you're setting your language which you didn't say what it was and pressing ok, then when you turn your machine off then on again and it changes then it's probably something you need to go and take it in to your local tech cause it could be a problem with a pc board or something. I myself don't like to do that if I can fix it myself but sometimes it's kind of unavoidable. Let me know if any of this helped. excuse me if I couldn't help further. Maybe we can Google the problem further. Kathy:-)
Hi, I am just about to buy a designer 1 second hand......I gather that you can have it changed to USB by your dealer,for a couple of hundred pounds however I have also been told to be aware that this will not increase the speed that it reads, apparently they just change the hardware to take a usb stick, the reading software in the machine remains the same. The advantage is that you can download to USB as most computers don't have a floppy drive any more but if you try and put too many designs on your USB the machine apparently will take forever to find them. Hope this is useful.
First you need the USB upgrade kit that has the connectors and parts to change the cover of the machine. Next, you will need a new main circuit board if your machine was made prior to about 2006. At this point, the cost of parts is about $489. If you can get someone to install these for $10, you can get this done for under $500. Otherwise, go to an authorized Husqvarna Viking dealer and check into trading your Designer 1 in for a Designer SE. You will then be able to plug in an external 3.5 floppy drive to read your old disks, a USB stick, or plug directly into your computer and read them from the hard drive (an upgraded Designer 1 can read ONLY from the stick). Used Designer SE's are very reasonably priced since the introduction of the Designer Diamond as the new top of the line and you may be able to get a full manufacturers warranty on the gently used machine.
What software are you using? You need to read the disk back to your PC in Disk Manager (VIP, 3D or 4D software) or use the input/output of Embird, if that is what you have. The disks that are used in the Designer 1 are not able to be read directly by a PC in Windows Explorer because they are in sewing machine language, not PC language. You can combine designs and lettering on the Designer 1 machine, without having to use PC software at all. Let me know if you need help with this.
I too, have the same problem withmy Designer 1. I just bought ISACORD brand polyester embroidery thread to hopefully solve this problem, but I believe it must be a tension problem. I have a "date" with the repair lady on Friday (11/22/08) and if it gets repaired I will re-post what the problem was. Still love the machine WHEN IT SEWS!!
This is just a guess since I haven't seen exactly what's happening, but my guess is that the drive belt has come off. You can hear the motor running because the machine is attempting to bring the needle to it's fully up position. Since the machine isn't turning, the motor will run faster and faster until it hits full speed.