Question about Husqvarna Rose

1 Answer

Red light on reader/writer box comes on when I insert the programmable card

I have been sewing along fine for the last 4 months, but a couple of weeks ago, I noticed the red light on the reader/writer box coming on when I insert the card to burn a design. It only happens occasionally. When this happens, writing the design to the card seems to work fine, and is verified by reading the design back, but when I plug the card into my Viking Rose, the design is all messed up. Last night, I got this a couple of times when trying to write: "Cannot write to card." My question is: Do yall think I need a new card... or a new reader/ writer, or GOD FORBID it is problem with the Rose. HELP!! Valerie

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 84 Answers
Re: Red light on reader/writer box comes on when I insert...

Hi Valerie....please update your post with the completely Model Number in it's entirety and I will be able to solve your issues with preciseness and efficiency.

Posted on Aug 02, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hello, I am hoping you can help me with this. I have recently installed 3D Professional (ver. running with Vista. Everything runs, with no apparent issues at this time. I had to get a parallel...

I dont believe the parallel reader writer will work with Vista. You need to purchase a Husqvarna USB reader writer and problem will be solved.
Good Luck

Oct 17, 2010 | Husqvarna Viking 1

1 Answer

I have a reader-writer box for a Viking Rose machine that is missing the dongle. Is there any place I could get just the dongle?

The dongle is only available with the software when you buy it. The dongle alone doesn't run the reader/writer box. The dongle is the code key for the software that allows you to send designs to the reader/writer. So purchasing new software (which also gets you the new dongle) is what you'll need to do if you want to send designs to the programmable card. Another issue you may have is that the older reader /writer box that uses a parallel port hook up, doesn't work with the new software. So if you have an old reader /writer, you'll also need a new usb reader / writer box. The new reader / writer also comes with a new programmable card.

Nov 20, 2009 | Husqvarna Viking 1

1 Answer

Transfer designs to my blank memory card

You need a a Reader/Writer box with a blank Janome memory card (PCMCIA) and Cusomizer software. With that you can move your downloaded .sew designs into Customizer and on to the card via the Reader/Writer box provied that they are within the allowable size constraints.

Jul 19, 2009 | Janome Memory Craft 9000 Computerized...

1 Answer

I have the Husqvarna lady rose and the amazing box for my reader writer but it will not allow us to programm it in the computer so now I'm looking for a reader writer box thats compatable with lady rose or...

I have the Ultimate Box and it works great on the Rose and my old PC. The Ultimate box is not compatible with Windows Vista though - good think I am keeping my old computer!!

Feb 21, 2009 | Husqvarna Rose

1 Answer

4D Extra and Reader/Writer

is the reader writer a USB or parallel cord? (they have both.
If it's USB you need the 256K card otherwise the regular card, and yes it can work you just have to have the right card for your reader writer.

Jan 18, 2009 | Husqvarna Rose

1 Answer

D card reader writer

Did you purchase the 4D reader writer kit? If so, once you've loaded the driver for the reader/writer box, you go to the "organizer", select a design and "send" to your box. If you purcased new, the directions are pretty straight forward; otherwise, you may want to contact your locat Viking dealer for assistance.

Dec 28, 2008 | Husqvarna Viking 1

1 Answer

#1 Viking Embroidery #13 Set.

Use any card that has the On/Off in the bottom right og the card (1). You have to know what number is you design so you can push that number after selecting on/off. Make sure you programmed emb card is in the machine. You can use another card if you do not have the generic numbered card with on/off and the hoop positioning E on the right side of the numbers 1 to 35 designs.
Sew Technologist

Apr 16, 2008 | Husqvarna Viking 1

2 Answers

Husqvarna 1+ programmable card

To the second poster with the malfunctioning "card" - do you mean the insert panel/card (overlay) with "E" on it? If so then there is no programmable feature to it. The overlay has notches in the left edge that presses a pattern of leaf switches on the left behind the case and it uses internal designs in memory. If on the other hand you mean that little memory card that you can use with the reader/writer and goes with the "0" (zero) card/overlay then you can get them from a Husq-Viking dealer, or keep an eye on used ones on ebay.

Most dealers sell the "programmable" as a "0" (zero) card set where you get the zero cassette/panel/overlay and the little programmable embroidery card as a set. Most reader-writer sets, either the older parallel port type or the newer 3D/4D USB one will come with one many times. You need to check the dealers and see what they have to offer. The programmable embroidery card is still rather pricey. I'm looking into whether there is some generic type memory card that might work too but have yet to find one and may not since the HV programmable card is likely proprietary since it goes back to the early 90's.

Mar 13, 2008 | Husqvarna Viking 1

1 Answer

Error when trying to write to programmable card

It could be that the card can no longer be written. Sometimes they may just stop working.
If you have a dealer in the area, request that they try to write to your card and you will know if the problem is in your hardware or settings if they are able to.

Aug 25, 2007 | Husqvarna Viking 1

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sewing Machines Logo

130 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Husqvarna Sewing Machines Experts

Douglas Plant
Douglas Plant

Level 2 Expert

165 Answers

Bargain Box
Bargain Box

Level 3 Expert

1388 Answers

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Are you a Husqvarna Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides