USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
I Computers and Operating Systems with the Following Specifications can be
• Compatible models:
IBM PC with a USB port as standard equipment
IBM PC-compatible computer equipped with a USB port as standard equipment
• Compatible operating systems:
Microsoft Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP
(Windows 98SE requires a driver. Download the driver from our Web site (www.brother.com). In addition,
only Windows 98 Second Edition can use the driver.)
I Precautions on Using the Computer to Create and Save Data
• If the name of the embroidery data file/folder cannot be identified, for example, because the name contains
special characters, the file/folder is not displayed. If this occurs, change the name of the file/folder. We
recommend using the 26 letters of the alphabet (uppercase and lowercase), the numbers 0 through 9,"-", and
• If embroidery data larger than 300 mm (H) × 180 mm (W) (approx.12 inches (H) × 7 inches (W)) is selected, a
message is shown asking if you wish to rotate the pattern 90 degrees.
Even after being rotated 90 degrees, embroidery data larger than 300 mm (H) × 180 mm (W) (approx.
12 inches (H) × 7 inches (W)) cannot be used. (All designs must be within the 300 mm (H) × 180 mm (W)
(approx. 12 inches (H) × 7 inches (W)) design field size.)
• .pes files saved with the number of stitches or the number of colors exceeding the specified limits cannot be
displayed. Use one of our original data design systems to edit the embroidery pattern so that it meets the
• Embroidery data stored in a folder created in USB media can be retrieved.
• Do not create folders in "Removable Disk" on a computer. If embroidery data is stored in a folder in
"Removable Disk", that embroidery data cannot be retrieved by the machine.
• Even if the embroidery unit is not attached, the machine will manage embroidery data.
I Tajima (.dst) Embroidery Data
• .dst data is displayed in the pattern list screen by file name (the actual image cannot be displayed). Only the
first eight characters of the file name can be displayed.
• Since Tajima (.dst) data does not contain specific thread color information, it is displayed with our default
thread color sequence. Check the preview and change the thread colors as desired.
• Secure Digital (SD) Card is a registered trademark or a trademark of SD Card Association.
• CompactFlash is a registered trademark or a trademark of Sandisk Corporation.
• Memory Stick is a registered trademark or a trademark of Sony Corporation.
• Smart Media is a registered trademark or a trademark of Toshiba Corporation.
• Multi Media Card (MMC) is a registered trademark or a trademark of Infineon Technologies AG.
• xD-Picture Card is a registered trademark or a trademark of Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd.
• IBM is a registered trademark or a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
• Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Each company whose software title is mentioned in this manual has a Software License Agreement specific to its
All other brands and product names mentioned in this manual are registered trademarks of their respective
companies. However, the explanations for markings such as
• When disconnecting the USB cable:
Before disconnecting the USB cable, click the "Unplug or Eject Hardware" icon in the taskbar of
the removable disk can safely be removed, disconnect the USB cable from the computer and the machine.
With Windows 98 SE, check that the Access lamp is not flashing before disconnecting the USB cable from
the computer and the machine.
Me/2000 or the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the taskbar of Windows
and ™ are not clearly described within the text.
XP. Then, when