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Help! Cant get USB to work with my new Pfaff Creative Sensation
Lori9999
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Date: 9/28/13 12:36 PM

I am trying to load a design from Embrilliance to my Pfaff USB stick but the CS doesn't seem to read the file. Am I missing something? With my Bernina, I just copy the stitch file to the USB Stick (using the correct format) and put it in the machine and it loads. My CS acts like there is nothing on the USB stick to load.

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Date: 9/28/13 2:36 PM

What format are you saving ithe design in?
Is the usb pen drive the Pfaff one or another brand one? You can surely use other brand ones but they often need to be formatted in fat 32 before using them in our machines.

Try with one design only on the pen drive and see if it works.
If you can get it to work try never to fill the pen drive with too many designs at a time as it will slow down the reading part.
It would be better making a few folders in your pen drive and divide your designs into them.

To open the usb pen drive icon on your machine you have to keep the stylus for a good second on top of it . It doesn't open with a quick touch on the screen.

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Date: 9/29/13 9:57 AM

Use the communication software to send design to the USB stick.

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Date: 10/5/13 11:14 AM

I'm using the USB stick that came with the machine and the embroidery file is in PCS format.

I haven't figured out how to use the 5D (free addition) software that came with the machine, so am using Embrilliance to load the pattens on the USB stick.

Can't figure out why but sometimes it will read the USB stick and sometimes it won't. When the machine won't read the USB stick, I end up shutting the machine off for a few minutes, and then turning it back on. I may have to do this a few times, but eventually, so far anyway, I've been able to finally access my design. Just very frustrating for a TOL machine.

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Date: 10/5/13 12:06 PM

Have you downloaded with this USB before? If not, does it have to be programmed within the EM?

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Date: 10/6/13 2:54 AM

Are you sure that your Pfaff is even using old pfaff .pcs format at all? I thought even way back when , when Pfaff and Viking were together, and not even part of Singer, Pfaff, Viking group yet, a long time ago even, that .pcs format was old and kind of not used on newer ones, just because of the newer vip format instead maybe?

I don't have your machine though, I have older ones. But anyways, it would only take a moment to maybe check, so if that Embrilliance shows pfaff format as .pcs, that would not have to be really wrong at all, as that is sort of true for some really old Pfaff machines, but at the same time, if your machine is newer instead, and you got an export out choice of Pfaff .vip in there also, maybe try that one, the .vip one instead, and then see what happens?

I have never used Embrillance either, but if they think current Pfaff format is .pcs, and not just you thinking that instead, something is I believe very wonky there.
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Date: 10/6/13 9:26 AM

My sensation came with a bad USB stick. My dealer replaced it without question. I think many others have had the same experience.

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Date: 10/6/13 10:15 AM

It sounds like something is wrong with either the USB or the connection inside the machine.

If it works sporadically it probably isn't the format of the embroidery file.

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Date: 10/6/13 10:34 AM

I use Embrilliance. I copy my designs in Vip3 format to the stick and haven't had any problems with my Creative Performance reading the files. Maybe you could try using vip or vip3 ? I hope you find out what's causing the problem!

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Date: 10/6/13 4:28 PM

PCS is an old format for the Pfaff 7570's. It dosn't support thread color retention, it won't support large designs in larger hoops or higher stitch count designs. If you have a pcs format design you can import it and use VIP or VP3 formats. Also choose the hoop for your machine when ever possible. If you continue to have issues take your machine to the dealer to get it checked out.

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