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How many images can the SE3 read from an external Vikant Ultimate Card

I have a Vikant Ultimate card containing 90 PES formated images. When I insert it into my Simplicity SE3, it only lists the first 10 images. I'm until to hit "next" to see the remaining images. Is there a limit on how many images are readable? Does anyone know if any work-arounds to overcome such a limitation?

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Hi 2Bosse.....ensure that you always turn the power switch off prior to inserting or removing your cards. After you insert your card and turn the power switch on, press "List" to display the maximum amount of images. Press Next to scroll. Your machine accepts a maximum of an 8MB card, and unlimited reading abilities of PES. I hope this has help you my friend...good luck.

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My simplicity will not read cards?

Hi, check and make sure the design or designs on the card are not too big for the machine to embroidery. what siftware are you using to write designs to the card? If you have the hoop set to the wrong size you will not be able to read the card.

Many free designs are avaiable to download to my computer these days? How do i use them with the SE3?

On the hard drive of your PC create a folder and name it Emb Downloads or something similar that you will be able to find.

Select the download and save to the folder. These design files will most likely be zipped. A zipped file cannot be read. Open or extract all files.

If the download is not in the format you need, you can convert to the format needed by using Pulse Ambassador (this is a free software download). Download, then open the design you want to convert and then select save as and select the required format.

To get the designs to the embroidery machine, you need a reader/writer unit and rewritable memory card in the format for this machine.

You can find this software at for a price less that what dealers usually charge.

Have a se270d and just purchased ped basic. Put designs on card and put card in machine, but it won"t read the card at all. No error message or anything, but it does recognize there is a card present....

Check the design size and format.

The 270 is limited to a 4 x 4 hoop and the design must fit inside this measurement without the foot hitting the hoop.

The format must be pes

Nothing happens when i insert any of my embroidery cards

You have used these cards before?

The designs are pes format and 4 x 4 or less in size?

Page 40 of the manual states to turn the power off when inserting and removing memory cards.

I have a Brother Super Gallaxie2100 Embroidery machine

You are more then likely downloading too larger images for the hoop chosen,or the machine does not take a large image try with a 100x100 image and see if it works,if the images come out ok then the problem is what I suggested, the problem would not be with your card, as the old card and the new card works on all brother machines,

Having problem downloading patterns from disc to memory card have spent hours trying

Judy, you mention memory card so I am assuming you are refering to a Compact Flash card that you insert into a PCMCIA adaptor.
The card must be smaller than 512 MB, any larger and the machine won't acknowledge it. You need a type 1 card and compact flash card adaptor, a compact card reader/writer unless you have an integral multi card reader integrated into your computer. The card format must be FAT, the older computer file format. Insert the card into the adaptor and insert into your machine, wait for the warning screen to clear, if the machine asks "format card" hit yes on the machines display screen . If there is no offer to format the card use the SET icon on the display screen, you need embroidery mode, then arrow forward till you reach the Format options, select ATA card, hit yes, it will warn you card contents will be erased, hit OK. Just say yes to any new questions. Wait for the warning screen to dissapear, when it does you can eject the card adaptor, now insert the card alone into your digital media card reader which should be inserted via a USB connection to your computer, locate the drive your computer has allocated to the card and open it. You will see two types of folders, ORD which are for combined decorative stitches you might want to save, those you put together in the machine, and EMB folders, those are where the machine expects to find designs,11 of each.
Only use them to transfer designs between the machine and computer or vice versa, don't use them to store all your designs in, you will over tax your machines on board processor.
To pop designs into them, open your design CD, select the design you want to stitch, copy it, now open the card in your computer, open the first folder, number 5, I think, and Paste into that folder. Use only JEF formats, your machine wont read any other format.
Don't transfer designs into the machines built in folders, you will severely constrict the machines memory to the point where it wont be able to access enough memory to stitch your designs. Use the compact card as an external drive, which it is anyway, the machine will still stitch the design as if it were in its own memory. To access the card in the machine, select embroidery mode, then the card icon and finally if needed the file icon.
Hope this helps you

I have an Esante ESE2. Is there a way to get a computer image

you need software to trace/convert the image to vector and then to .pes and then you will need a blank (compatible brother/babylock) card and card reader box to transfer the file to and insert the card into the machine to emborider it.

If yo need images converted email me the image and i can convert it to an embrodery file for small fee.

hope this helps.

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