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Designer 1 embroidery problem

I purchased a secondhand designer 1. it sews out great on the normal sewing. I put the embroidery unit on and inserted the disk as instructed in the manual but the message came up file not found, i tried this with the other three disks that came with the machine same message. i turned it of and on a few times disconnected the unit etc still the same message. i also bought a disk off the lady for a mega hoop design set, i tried that and it came up with the designs ok. i then tried the other disks again and the file not found mesage came up. i checked the disk on the computer to make sure there was something on them and there was but my computer program doeasnt read shv so i couldn't see what the designs were. obviously the machine can read the disks but i must be doing something wrong can anyone help please.

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Re: designer 1 embroidery problem

Did you put them on the disk with your dangle attached to your machine.

Posted on Apr 11, 2013

Re: designer 1 embroidery problem

If the machine is reading the file to not be found it is probably that the designs are on the floppy but the person sending did not read them to the floppy right. they should have been read thru the softwear.

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