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Topic Title: NEW AT JANOME 9500
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Created On: 05/28/2007 06:04 PM
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 05/28/2007 06:04 PM
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lettyb

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Hi I am new in this site, and also I am new at Janome 9500, when I bought it, it comes with Magic BoxElite and Embroidery Magic 2.
My problem is that I don´t know how they really works with my machine, I am afraid to damage my embroidery machine if I do something wrong....Okey I really need help!!!!
I am not clear about how to use them, also I would like to ask you where is the best place to have free designs, and after I download them, what do I have to do?
I really thank all your help!!!!

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 05/29/2007 01:48 PM
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Hello, LettyB!

Your Janome dealer, who sold you the 9500, should be able to demonstrate how to use the Magic Box Elite in conjunction with the 9500.

As far as "good websites" to locate free downloadable designs, I frequently use annthegran.com. Her designs are broken down by category, which makes it easy to locate what you are looking for. Again, your dealer can show you how to transfer them from the internet to your machine's readable memory card for the Magic Box. (I would hate to give you the wrong advice and procedure to transfer the designs to your formatted card--) But once you see how it all works together, the "light bulb will go off" and you will have so much fun with the designs. I think the best part is combining the "free" designs with your own personal touches--such as personalizing a design with a child's name, etc. This is what makes the stitched-out design so special!!

Let me know how it goes!!

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 05/29/2007 02:05 PM
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sewwolf

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Why would you need a box doesn't the janome 9500 take flash cards? Sounds like you were sold something you didn't need. I just checked this machine out. I was right you need no additional boxes. All you need is a card reader ($20) at office depot, a card adapter $10 office depot or at www.sankdisk.com. And of course a flash card. She should have sold you the customizer software. Dealers!!

Edited: 05/29/2007 at 02:10 PM by sewwolf
 06/01/2007 08:33 PM
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StitchS

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SewWolf is right the only thing you need is a compact flash card an adapter and if you have a printer with a CF port you dont need the reader writer. The Magic box is only good if you have cards by other brands that you want to read for the new machine.

Always test stitch free designs before putting them on your final product. You get what you paid for with free designs. Embroidery Library has some great designs and they are not expensive at all.

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 06/06/2007 08:07 PM
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Yes, I agree...go to emblibrary.com for designs! Their site is great. Designs are very reasonable. Lot of helpful stuff on their site also.
 06/07/2007 10:53 AM
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chatter

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If you download free designs-or bought designs-from Ann The Gran, make sure you stitch it out on a different piece of fabric before putting it on an article that you want it on. Many of her designs aren't digitized very well. Actually, I'd be careful of all designs before stitching them onto something that I didn't want messed up.

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 06/09/2007 08:41 PM
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Amen! Chatter is right! Any design you download needs to be "test-stitched" before the intended project. You never know if you will need to "enhance" what has been digitized.

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 06/09/2007 09:21 PM
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StitchS

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Like I said you get what you pay for with free designs.

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 06/09/2007 09:56 PM
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chatter

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I've stitched out at least 100 free designs that were awesome! Evidently, you haven't stitched out the ones from the better sites! There are a few at Sue Box's Website that are really nice and lots of other places like her's too!

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 06/09/2007 10:00 PM
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StitchS

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Yes I have but I prefer to honor the digitizers by purchaseing from them after I use thier designs.

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 06/18/2007 09:32 PM
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lettyborrero

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Thanks a lot !!!
I don't live in USA, I really live in COSTA RICA and a friend of mine bought me the embroidery machine.
Now I can understand why I couldn`t do nothing with it, I am going to buy a compact flash card an adapter. I really appreciate all your advices....I 'll tell you when I do my first embroidery....
THANKS A LOT.....

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 07/15/2007 01:39 PM
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lettyborrero

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HI
Here again!!!! I already bought a flash card, a card reader, and all of this is ok, I am sure the designs are in the card, but when I go to my machine It says ERROR!!! and I don' t know why...Could you help me again!!!! Thanks a lot, I am really anxious to use my new desings and I can't ....

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 07/27/2007 08:11 AM
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maggiecoops

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Lettyborrero,I don't know if anyone has answered this for you via your private mailbox, so here's a possible remedy if they haven't. Put your card in your reader writer box attached to your PC.close any pop up windows that might have opened offering media applictions to view the card contents, They are for photos .Now go to "my computer" if you have XP, you will see every drive on your computer listed. Ignore C drive that's your hard drive, also ignore A and D they are the floppy and CD or DVD drives. Your card reader slots will be listed as drives, if the card doesnt show up, and they dont on all XP systems, select each drive in turn till you find the one you want. You'll know which ones are empty as you'll be prompted to insert media into the drive. The correct one will display the contents. When you have the correct one Delete the contents, Just select all items and delete.
Now remove the card, pop it into the type 1 adaptor and insert it into the machine to let the machine format it. (I have never formatted a compact flash card but I used the digitising software to write to my cards initially, so it could be the software did it.) If the machine still gives an error message, you'll have to bite the bullet and buy another, but insert it into your machine first not the PC. I can't tell you what the machine messages are as I've never used it for formatting, but follow the machines prompts. Now when you insert the card into the PC you should be able to copy your designs. Any designs not in the correct format for the 9500 (I believe its JEF, wont be recognised by your machine, if they're PES or HUS or any format other than JEF, you have to convert them.
http://www.embroiderystartup.c...abid/218/Default.aspx
this is a link to Wilcom who offer a free conversion and resize application. "True sizer" You have to register but there's so much info and tips on embroidery it's well worth the effort. Wilcom are the authors of the Janome software applications as well, so there's no worries about software conflict with any Janome applications that you have.
I hope this helps you to get started with your embroidery.
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 07/29/2007 07:12 PM
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sewwolf

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YOu have to format the flashcard in the machine first. For it to set up the proper file system you need to use with the Janome. It's that simple.

Edited: 07/29/2007 at 07:13 PM by sewwolf
 07/31/2007 05:19 PM
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chatter

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letty, did you get your card formatted?

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 11/20/2007 01:29 PM
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dennishunt

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We just got a new Janome 9500 and we bought the sandisk adapters and Kodak Compact Flash cards (128mb). The machine (9500) doesn't recognize the format of these memory cards and gives an error when we try to use them in it. We also tried to read the Janome card that was included with the machine and it would work in the 9500 but not in our PC. We have to computers running windows xp and both have the correct reader slot for the ata cards we bought. We can copy designs to the cards we bought from our computers - but the Janome 9500 gives an error saying it doesn't recognize the format of the cards.

We were told this worked but it doesn't work at our house. Any ideas from anyone is very much appreciated.
 11/20/2007 02:17 PM
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digimad

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The compact flash cards need to be formatted in your machine first flower. They should be type 11 and the ATA adaptor a type 1. Once the cards are formatted you have to open the embroidery folder it has put on the card before you transfer designs to it.

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 11/22/2007 05:57 PM
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dennishunt

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Hi,

I have 3 questions reqarding using compact flash cards in the Janome 9500 please. First - how long does it take for the machine to format a card that is 128 megabytes. My machine just seems to sit with the hour glass - I've waited 10 minutes before giving up. Does it take longer? Also - how do you tell if your card is type 11 or not?
Last, what is the name of the directory that the Janome 9500 creates on the compact flash card?
Thank you to anyone that can answer any of these questions.

Dennis
 11/22/2007 06:31 PM
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Hi Dennis, Devilcat went foraging and has found it is in fact type 1 flash cards we need, after checking the dimensions of my CF cards I've discovered they are all type 1 as well. If your card measures roughly 3.5 mm across the base where the pins are it's a type 1, and is fine. As for the length of time it takes to format the card, I couldn't say as I format mine with Digi Pro , I would say 10 minutes doesn't sound correct all.

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 11/26/2007 02:42 PM
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sienna55

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lettyb, did you get it all figured out?? It looks like we have the same questions. I also have the MBE and EM2 and do not know where to start. Can not go to a dealer as hubby bought it on line.
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