Question about Sewing Machines
How do I reprogram this machine to read from a floppy
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Can't read my floppy
Do you use any powerful sewing magnets? May have scramble something with those....
If not may be sewing machine version of the "mother board" fried. Time to send it in for repair or replacement if that is the cause - they need to replace a tiny little expensive part to give it back its brain.
Posted on Feb 18, 2008
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.
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
You can have replacement discs ordered from Husqvarna Viking. Visit an authorized Husqvarna Viking dealer for them to order the replacement discs. However, you might luck out and they have some already on hand from a scrapped machine or a trade-in. You can find your nearest dealer by visiting the Husqvarna Viking website - http://www.husqvarnaviking.com and clicking on dealer link down the left side of the page.
Posted on Feb 13, 2010
SOURCE: have a designer 1 and
The floppy disk drives are getting quite old.
They work by moving a small magnetic coil over the disk similar to the needle on a record player. The magnetic coil (known as a "read/write head") must be very close to the disk to read the data. Unfortunately, dust tends to gather under the read/write head and lifts it up away from the disk.
A simple thing to try is spray some "canned air" into the drive unit. This will hopefully blow the dust ball off the read/write head. Canned air is available at target, walmart and office supply stores near the electronic departments usually. When you use this method, the canned air is not really just air, and it causes the surface it is sprayed on to get cold. This can cause some condensation (liquid water) to form on the sprayed surfaces. Allow the sprayed surfaces to warm to room temperature and water to evaporate before putting your disk in. It should take less than 15 minutes. If any water is present, it will cause read/write errors and possibly damage your disk too. Take your time and try a couple of sprays. If you can get the disk drive open on the sewing machine, you might be able to simply pull the dust ball off of the read/write head. Be careful not to bend it - it is very delicate piece of sheet metal. Any bend could cause the disk to scratch. Don't be afraid to touch it, just be careful when you do touch it.
There could be other issues associated with the computer on the sewing machine, the cables from the disk drive to the computer (all inside the machine). We can get into that if needed. Let me know if the can of air cleans things out.
Posted on May 27, 2011
Change the needle socket holder, See www.datastitch.com for new needle socket holder.
We also buy toyoa machines used in any condition
Posted on Aug 08, 2012
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