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I have d1 that uses floppies. I love it have had it since 2005. I do not have a problem. I am looking for any one selling used pieces especially 150x150 hoop. I have recently purchased a used endless hoop. Hope some one can help. Pauline

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Pauline, I'd suggest you jump over to Yahoo and join up the group called Designer1
here is a link http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Designer1/

I have joined several different groups for my sewing machines and find that there are lots of lovely helpful fellow sewing enthusiasts there who share their knowledge and love of sewing.

I think you'll probably get a better response to your search there.

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Sound like your floppy disk drive has failed. However, if you have a vacum that will blow, try blowing air into the disk drive in case it has some thread or other debris in it. Good Luck!

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I need a replacement for my floppy drive.


Check with some long time Husqvarna Dealers and see if anyone has upgraded any Designer 1's from floppy drive to USB. I have kept all of the used drives that I removed from upgraded machines and I sell them as used at a reduced price.New drives are available to authorized repair centers. They will cost quite a bit.You can also have your machine updated to USB.My recommendation is to find a used drive.

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Did you get the "dongle" with the software? It looks like a dark red USB stick and needs to be inserted before you can use the software. However, you also need the code to enter when you are installing the software. If the software came in its box, there should have been a piece of paper in there with the code on it. Mine is an A4 (letter) size piece of paper and a yellowish colour. Without that and/or the dongle, the software is useless and I hope they did not charge you for it. I am thinking that the person who sold it to you has kept the software installed on their computer and is using the dongle, so it is quite illegal for them to "sell" the software to you without first erasing it from their hard drive.
The Designer 1 USB is a fabulous sewing machine but to get the best out of it for embroidery, you really do need software. If you have no luck with the 3D, then I suggest you purchase Embird (Google for it - should be easily found). This is a very reasonably priced and highly effective program - around $150USD I believe which is a quarter or less than the cost of the Husqvarna software. You can load Designer 1 USB sticks from this program and there is lots of help and tutorials available online. Even better the program is available as a download and you don't need any security dongle, plus you can download it and try it free to see if you like it.

Jul 03, 2010 | Husqvarna Designer I

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My D1 still runs designs from a floppy. I have the 4D software. What computer extension do I need to save my designs to, in order for the sewing machine to be able to stitch them. So far I'm having no luck...


Your Designer 1 will read none of the file formats you listed. It uses .shv which is a special file type created just for the Designer 1. Some embroidery sellers offer this format, but most do not. You don't need the .shv if you have the 4D software. When you purchase designs, you can buy almost any format you want and your software will deal with it. Most Husqvarna Designer owners purchase designs in .vp3 or .pes format. Avoid .art designs.

You need to set up your software using the Configure module. You can access this either by locating your 4D software folder on your hard drive - in that folder there should be an .exe called Configure - or use a link in your normal 4D screen once you open the program. Look for the icon along the top that looks like a screwdriver and pliers (or something like that). In Configure use the Send 1 tab to tell your software that you have a floppy disk Designer 1.

When you want to load designs for your sewing machine, open 4D Disk Manager (it will be in the drop-down Accessories box using the arrow beside the Configure button). You need to have the correctly formatted floppy disk in your computer's floppy disk drive. If you don't have one, you can format a blank one from within the Disk Manager module. Most importantly if you are using a floppy that already has been used in your Designer 1, you need to use the Read Disk icon along the top. The designs already on your floppy are read into the program. You can then add whatever designs you want by using the Open (icon showing an open manilla folder) or View (looks like a blue camera) buttons. Then you choose the Write Disk button to put not only your newly added designs on the floppy disk, but to also put back the ones that were already on it. Click "Yes" when asked if you want to erase designs already on the disk. It is quite safe provided you read the disk into Disk Manager first, as described above.


Jun 10, 2010 | Husqvarna Designer I

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I'd like to try hemstitching with my Ultra Stitch 12 and I understand this requires a wing needle. Can you use a wing needle on my machine? Where do I get one?


Hi. You can get a wing needle anywhere that sells sewing machine needles (Jo-ann's, Hancock's, your local quilt shop, or online. I found some at http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/needles-category-wing.php but I know other places have them also.
Wing needles are just like other needles--except that the needle part of it is expanded to make a larger hole when it pierces the fabric--so you'll have no problem using it on your machine.
I just love the results--especially with a contrasting color thread!
Happy Sewing!

Robbie

Mar 10, 2010 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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Designer I software compatibility


You need the Husqvarna Viking software to turn those file extensions into the SHV format. It's about $400 at your dealer. Their web site does a nice job of showing its features. You get over 100 fonts and alot of designs too. You would open your current designs on a screen and then re-write them to the floppy or stick depending on your model of D1. It then sends the stitch information with the picture of the design to the floppy so your D1 can display the image. (The SHV format)
The VIP and HUS format don't carry the image file for your machine so it say's, "file not found", when you try to open them in your D1.

Oct 18, 2009 | Husqvarna Designer I

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How can I upgrade my Designer I from floppy to USB?


Hi, I am just about to buy a designer 1 second hand......I gather that you can have it changed to USB by your dealer,for a couple of hundred pounds however I have also been told to be aware that this will not increase the speed that it reads, apparently they just change the hardware to take a usb stick, the reading software in the machine remains the same.
The advantage is that you can download to USB as most computers don't have a floppy drive any more but if you try and put too many designs on your USB the machine apparently will take forever to find them.
Hope this is useful.

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Viking D1 error message file not found


You need to use either Organizer or Disk Manager to put designs on the floppy disk. Both of these are Husqvarna programs, not part of your computers operating system. If you copy shv file directly, the machine does not have all of the information that it needs to read the files. If the folder containing your original shv files that you purchased contains additional files, you just need to copy EVERY file within that folder to the floppy disk and it might work. Don't attempt to move individual files to the floppy. You will need them all.

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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.

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