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Linda Hansberry
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Date: 11/27/12 11:01 AM

I have a Baby Lock machine that does not have a usb port so I bought the card reader box so that I can download designs. The card is not used anymore but you can still find some of them. I now see that there are other card reader boxes so wonder if I made a mistake. I paid almost $400 because at this point in my life I can't spend money on a new machine for the hobby of crafting. Anyone have the Baby Lock card reader?

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Date: 11/27/12 11:25 AM

What machine do you have and what did you pay $400 for? Did you buy a magic box or simliar product for it? Those external reader/writer boxes are becoming obsolete as most machine today hook directly to computer or use a flash card or flash drive now.

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Date: 11/27/12 12:08 PM

I have a Baby Lock ESI-2 and the card reader I got at the Baby Lock store. It is a PES transfer System. It is like a magic box. I just can't get a new machine as I am retired now and no more big expenses! I know they are becoming obsolete but thought it would be a way to use the embroidery part of my machine.

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Date: 11/27/12 1:02 PM

You might be able to find the cards on ebay

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Date: 11/27/12 1:14 PM

I have the Babylock card reader. I use it with my Ellageo Plus because the cards read much faster in the machine. The USB port reads slowly. The card reader works fine. It does the basics. It's very no frills but all I wanted was a way to put designs on a card.
I also have the new Brother stand alone emb. machine which is sold at Wal-Mart. The USB on that machine is very fast. It's a fun machine to use and is easy to operate I love Brother machines because they have machines sewingh levels and income levels and I have never had a Brother that did not perform well. And they are not finicky either.

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Date: 11/27/12 1:53 PM

Quote: Linda Hansberry
I have a Baby Lock machine that does not have a usb port so I bought the card reader box so that I can download designs. The card is not used anymore but you can still find some of them. I now see that there are other card reader boxes so wonder if I made a mistake. I paid almost $400 because at this point in my life I can't spend money on a new machine for the hobby of crafting. Anyone have the Baby Lock card reader?


This is what you purchased.

The software comes with a card that can be used over and over.

Could you have gotten something less expensive? Yes.

You could have purchased PED Basic, but this is not a Babylock product and your dealer would not have it in stock - Click here for PED Basic and compatible embroidery machine brands and models.

You can ask to return it. However, once software is opened it cannot be returned. Your dealer may make an exception, or not.

Before using your software, download a few free design files from the Internet. Most are zipped and need to be opened and the contents saved as the file that will be used.

Save your downloads to a folder on your computer. Make this a new folder and name it Emb Downloads or something easy to find.

As you want to use the files, select and save to the reader card.

You can fill the card and then when you want to add, write over what is on the card. Over, and over. Refer to the manual for your software.

Many of us who have (or had) older machines that use (or have used) a reader writer box and rewritable memory card. It's "old school", but it works.

The UBS machines have card slots as well. And, every design has to be sent to either the USB stick, USB cable drive or design card.

This is why purcahsed designs on memory cards are becoming obsolete ................the design files can be downloaded.

Do back-up your downloads on whatever method your computer offers; disk or usb stick. This way you will not loose the files should the computer crash.


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Date: 11/28/12 7:30 AM

I am glad to heat from someone that has the same card reader. I will be putting it to the test this afternoon and tomorrow.

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