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Internal flopppy problem with Designer 1 embroidery machine

Just started having problems with my internal floppy drive in my viking designer 1 embroidery machine. It reads the disk sometime and other times I get a message, no disk, error, etc

It is out of warranty and I was wondering how much it would be to fix or to put an external floppy or usb port on the machine.

Thank you for any help. I appreciate it.

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Dear bjdouce,

Push the floppy drive lid inwards and do the following:

First of all, check for any visible thread or dust inside the floppy drive.

Secondly clean the drive by blowing it with compressed air.

If this does not help, it is time to upgrade your machine to USB. Great to work with. Cost: plus minus $500.00.

Good Luck

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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