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Husqvarna Embroidery card reader/writer

I purchased a Designer 1+ a few years ago and have only sewn on it. I wanted to start embroidery but noticed it doesn't have the operating system to run the reader/ writer. Does anyone know where I can get the floppy's or if there is another operating system I could use.

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  • valrnole Jan 31, 2009

    Hi Ginny,

    My machine is a Husqvarna vViking #1+. It has a gold 300 on it.

    Thanks, Valery

  • Suzanne Cram
    Suzanne Cram Aug 25, 2014

    I have updated my drivers and have a USB reader writer. I have gotten it to the point of the screen that says transferring data please wait. The spinning circle just keep spinning and not pattern transfer occurs.

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Hi - I think you have a Viking Designer 1, which has a slot for a floppy disk on the side of the machine. If so, you need to purchase embroidery software that supports file type .sv1, and you will need to buy floppy disks.

You can buy embroidery software from Viking that will allow you to write design files onto floppy disks, but you can find other embroidery software packages that support the D1 which cost quite a bit less - make sure that file type .sv1 is supported before you buy.

Viking does sell designs that come on a D1 floppy disk. You can just pop the floppy into the machine, select you design, and go. You can find Viking designs online from time to time, but before you buy, ask if a floppy is included - the newer Viking design packages come with a DVD but might not include the floppy for the D1.

Hope this helps, Ginny

If you have a Viking #1+, you won't be able to use floppy disks with your machine. Please repost and I'll tell you what to look for.

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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    talk2ginny Feb 05, 2009

    Hi Valry - your Viking #1+ does not accept floppies. It requires a special type of card and read/write box. The embroidery card is inserted into a slot on the side of your machine, and a numbered panel is placed on the front of your machine in slot where you put your stitch cards. You can buy software, cards, and a read/write box from Viking, or from a couple of other companies that sell generic cards and include the software you need.

    Do you have the embroidery attachment and hoops? Do you have a stitch card that has numbers on each square instead of stitch icons? The card I'm referring to is number 0, and the boxes are numbered 1-35. If you don't have this particular stitch card for the front panel of your machine, you'll have to hunt for it - I think there is one listed on eBay now - this particular card controls the embroidery arm, and it is not available on the generic market.

    If you don't have the embroidery attachment, I'll upload a picture of the attachment and the hoops.

    Keep in touch, Ginny

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    talk2ginny Feb 12, 2009

    Hi Valry - I apologize for not uploading the pictures I promised - although I've been trying. Still wanted to check back to see if you've made any progress. Let me know if you would like to see the pics. if so, I will get them uploaded one way or another.


    Ginny


     

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