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I give up. Someone pls help with usb problem
Brother pe700II won't recognize usb driver
Jaudon
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Date: 10/26/12 5:32 PM

Hi. I bought this machine, which works great and downloads great designs from the net with no problem. Am trying to get a usb drive so that I can keep more designs handy. Bought a 4gb. The machine won't recognize it. Bought a 2gb, the machine still won't recognize it. The designs go from computer to usb drive just fine, but the sewing machine won't recognize the driver when I insert it. Has anyone had this problem or know of a solution?

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Date: 10/26/12 5:51 PM

I thought it was only the 770 that took flash drives and that yours only connected directly to the computer. Check your instruction book.

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Date: 10/26/12 6:53 PM

Yes, I talked to Brother (I have the PE700II, not 770II) and that's what they said, but I was wondering if anyone knew a way around it. Thanks for replying.

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Date: 10/26/12 8:19 PM

you could email them here and ask them what the problem could be. Maybe alls you need is the drivers for the usb.
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Date: 10/27/12 8:50 AM

i don't know if this will solve your problem, but i had the same problem with my bernina not recognizing a USB stick. I removed the U3 Launchpad program on the USB stick and it worked fine.
Check the discussion board here under Machine Embroidery/Bernina embroidery question for details about how to do it. It can't hurt to try.

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Date: 10/27/12 11:11 AM

Just to make sure:

The files are .PES files, right?
No folders on the drive, right?

.. and yeah... get rid of any other software that is on the disk

It makes sense anything will load over to the stick from the computer... because the computer has the processing guts to at least see anything that is on that drive.

But the sewing machine is only looking for the .PES files... and they can't be within folders (because the sewing machine doesn't have the processing guts to find the files)

And if this message doesn't help you, maybe this will help somebody else. :)

Oh.. and I did try Googling around to see if there is a maximum USB thumb drive size... and I didn't come up with squat (and I'm sure you tried that, too)



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Date: 10/27/12 11:46 AM

Did you format it first ?

Also make sure the stick is formatted to the correct format (see manual) when you format .

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Date: 10/27/12 1:42 PM

If the machine isn't designed to read a usb drive then it isn't no way you can work around that. It would need to have certain software and it doesn't as it's just design to be hoop up to the computer

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Date: 10/27/12 4:43 PM

I looked at it, and I think it's pretty much unsolvable too. Because you are wishing to make that embroidery machine into something it is not. Nothing wrong with just wanting to do that that at all, and more power to you, if it would really work, and if so, you could just "upgrade yourself that way" and make that machine something it was not, but in this case, I can't see any way of making that happen.

The USB connection there is just to your computer instead only, since when you plug in the USB cable, the sewing machine firmware really expects to see a win 98SE, ME, 2000 or XP operating system on the far end of that USB cable, not just some USB stick with just some loose designs on it. Since a just USB stick can not run a windows operating system all by it's self, and you can't install that on to there, it's just not going to work like that, or the way you wish it to at all.

So in this case, when you plug the sewing machine into your computer, the computer is actually becoming more the A: drive or removable disk for the sewing machine. And the sewing machine can really only hold up to only 12 outside designs in it, in it's own firmware inside of the sewing machine, and no more at all, at any one time.

So, the very handiest way you are going to get that machine to give you quick access to many, many outside designs, is to either create a directory or folder on your own computer (to matter how big or small that is) and just put all your designs into there, to hold them someplace and then you do have to transfer them to the machine the way they want you to, and the way they made that sewing machine inside it's own firmware to get it to work. If you don't want them all in your own computer, on your C: drive there, you could still always stick them all on that 4GB USB stick instead if you really wanted to. You could even make folders on it. But then the 4GB USB stick still has to get plugged into you computer instead, at just another USB port from the one you are using connected to the sewing machine, and when using the sewing machine and your computer as intended, you would then just navigate over to whatever your 4GB USB drive showed up letter wise, in your real computer, to select them instead of selecting them off your main C: drive instead. So done that way, the 4 GB USB stick would not have to go to waste at all. But you still need something with a windows operating system in it, to even transfer them over to the embroidery machine, and can only have 12 of them in the embroidery machine's, firmware at the same time.

Past that, I think if you want a machine that will read designs direct off a USB stick, you do have to just get one, made more like that from the get go.

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Date: 10/27/12 6:58 PM

Yes, I've tried everything mentioned to no avail, so this previous post must be correct. Thank you so much for all the help. I really appreciate everyone's time in trying to help me. I'll just keep hauling the machine over to download off my computer. I do love this machine, so if I HAVE to it, I will. Thanks again.

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