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3.5 Inch Micro Floppy Disk Drive 


Instruction Manual 





Parts Identification 


Low Battery Alarm Lamp 


Disk In/Out Bar 





Power On/Off 4 
Switch | 
E Eject Button 


Access Lamp 


INDEX 

@ Preparation of Power Source ...............0..ceee ee 2 
@ How to Connect the Interface Connector .......... 3 
e Power Switch On ......... sea pick 8 annsang chante abet aden od 5 
BSCE OE TREDISK: ceri cacsaeigeed eed pied eae ee eee ee 4 
e Preservation of the Disk ........... Perinat wba . os 
@ Handling of the Disk ................. en ae | 
BD NOTICE cede emamreene ieteeeedouaes eae eee eeu aunewes 6 


e Specifications ............... bciaipe aiaiee eonteyee ieemcepoee 6 


Preparation of Power Source 


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@)Press the tab and remove the (©) Insert four dry cell batteries of size 
battery compartment cover. “AA.” Make sure illustrated the 
batteries are set as illustrated in 
the battery compartment. 
G) Replace the battery compartment 
cover. 








NOTE 

1: When the batteries become weak, the “LOW BATTERY” indication wiill 
light up. When this happenes, replace all four batteries with new ones. 

2: Turn off the power switch when the unit is not being used. Ifthe unit is not 
to be used for along time, or if the AC adaptor is to be used for along time, 
remove the batteries to avoid the fluid leakage. 
(Be aware that even commercially available batteries which are 
guaranteed may sometimes leak.) 


# AC Power Adaptor (Option) 
TSE COMN@Ct the AC adaptor to the DCBV 
jack, and then plug the adaptor cord 
into a wall outlet. 


NOTE 

1: Be sure to use the AC adaptor of 
DC6BY. 

?: The batteries will be automatically 
disconnected from the power 
supply circuit when the AC 
adaptor is connected. 

3: If the unit is not used for along time, disconnect the AC adaptor from both 
the wall outlet and this unit's jack. 

4 Don't connect and disconnect the AC adaptor when the disk Is inserted In 
the unit. 





How to Connect the Interface Connector 


Insert the interface connector as 
shown in the figure. 

Don't insert and disconnect when 
power switch is on. 


NOTE: 
The interface cable should be of a J 
shield type. 





Power Switch On 


Don't turn on and off the power 
switch when the disk Is inserted in 
the unit. 


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Setting of the Disk 


(1)Push the eject button. 


@ Insert the disk as shown in the 
figure. 


NOTE 

1: Please use the 3.5 inch floppy 
disk. 

2: If you insert the disk wrong side, 
damage will be caused. 


(3) Push down the disk in/out bar. 


NOTE: 
When you take out the disk 
from the unit, push the eject 
button. 


When the “ACCESS” lamp 
lights up, don't take out the 
disk from the unit. 





Preservation of the Disk (memory Protection) 





When the red pinch is at the When the red pinch is at the 
upper side, the data can be lower side, the data are pro- 
written. tected from miserasion. 


Handling of the Disk 
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aa 10°C~52°C 
Don't open the shutter Don't use magnetic ma- Please note the condi- 
of the disk and touch terials near the disk. tion of temperature. 


the surface directly. 


Notice 








Specifications 


Storage capacity 
Number of side 


Recording method 
Power source 


Power consu mption 
Dimensions 
Weight 
; Environmental température 
| Environmental humidity | 
Media used | | 


Interface 


Specifications are subject to 


Don't use the unit as placed sideways or upside 
down. 


Don't turn on/off the power switch when the disk 
is inserted in the unit; otherwise, the data may be 
lost. 


Take care not to let water or liquid matter into the 
unit FB-100. If they invade the inside, the unit may 
be damaged. 


Take care not to keep the unit near heating devices 
such as a stove; otherwise, the inner parts may be 
damaged. And take care not to locate the unit near 
appliances which generate magnetism, at places 
where the sun shines directly to the unit, and at 
humid dusty places. 


100K bytes 
ime 
FM 


4 dry cell batteries of size “AA” (AM-3, LRG), 
AC 6V adaptor 


Max. 1.5W 

165.5 (L) x 132.5 (W) x 55 (H} m/m 

850g {including 4 batteries) 
“B°C40°C i 
20%~80% 

3.5 inch micro floppy disk 
RS23200—O 


change without notice. 





lf you use the Floppy Disc Drive Unit, you can save created pattern data on the disc, or load pattern data from the disc to the knitting machine. 
@ Use 1D, 2D, 1DD, or 2DD dises. 


@ BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO PROGRAM 


Please read the leaflet accompanying the Floppy Disc Drive Unit before you connect it to the power. 


NOTE 
®@ Make sure that the disc is not set in the unit and the Disc In/Out Bar is pushed down before you turn the power switch on or off. 
® Do not take out the disc or do not turn off the power switch of both the dis¢ drive and knitting machine while the access lamp is lit. 
e@ After operating the disc drive, switch off both the knitting machine and the disc drive immediately. Then disconnect the interface cable 


from the knitting machine before knitting. 


CONNECTING THE FLOPPY DISC DRIVE UNIT TO THE ELECTRONIC KNITTING MACHINE 


Make sure the power switches for both the knitting machine and the disc drive are turned OFF. 


© Open the lid of the interface cable slot. 
Plug the interface cable into the knitting machine. 

@ Plug the other end of the interface cable into the disc drive. 

@ After turning on the Power Switch of the disc drive put the disc 
into the disc drive. 

@ Turn on the knitting machine power switch. (Make sure the 
READY lamp is lit.) 





Before you use a new disc to store pattern information from your electronic knitting machine, you need to prepare the new 
disc to make it ready to accept your data. This preparation process is called “formatting”. Remember to do this for every 


new disc. 
CAUTION: If you formata disc that has pattern data already stored on it, this data will be erased. 





© With the ready light on enter the Command Number 550 and push the STEP key. 
(The indication in the Display and all lamps go off, and the access lamp of the disc drive is lit. The computer begins to format the disc.) 
@ It takes about 100 seconds to finish formatting. 

@ When formatting is finished, the buzzer sounds “Pi!” and indication lamps are as they were before you entered the Command Number 
550. 


@ HOW TO SAVE YOUR PATTERN DATA 


You can store on dis¢ the data which has been memorized by your electronic knitting machine. Once the patterns are 
stored on the disc, you can load them back into the machine time and time again. 





®@ Use a disc which has been formatted. 


Information that can be saved on disc 
Allthe pattern data and memo information relating to the pattern entered in your knitting machine can be stored on disc. 


Capacity of the Disc 
There are 2 tracks on each disc, and one track will hold all the patterns you have created in your knitting machine (i.e. one complete 
memory). 
Each track is automatically given a number by the computer. 
Mode of the Disc for saving your pattern data 
You can use the discs formatted by KH965i, KH940, and KH950i. You can use the discs of KH965 and KH270 mode as well. 


@ With the ready light on enter the Command Number 552 and push the STEP key. 
(The indication in the Display goes out, and the READY lamp and Pattern No. lamp are lit. The access lamp of the disc drive is lit.) 


The computer checks the track number On the disc. (ex.) 
The track aun ber on which you can save the data is --- @ The track number is used when you want to load your 
then shown in the Display. ----------------- pattern data, so it is advisable to write this on your 


design sheet. 


Push the STEP key. (The computer starts to save the data. ) 
@ It takes 2 -3 minutes to finish saving. 

@ When saving is finished, the buzzer sounds “Pi!” and the indication lamps are as they were before you entered the Command Number 
552. 


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») HOW TO LOAD YOUR PATTERN DATA 


5 5 1 When you want to knit the saved pattern data you have stored on the disc, you need to load it back into your knitting machine. 
.® Enter the Track no. which contains the pattern you want to load, and then enter the Pattern no. 
Repeat this operation when you want to load more patterns. 
® The pattern data loaded from the disc is saved in the memory for your created patterns in the knitting machine. The 
machine will re-allocate that pattern the next available number on your machine. 
NOTE: Once you load pattern data from a disc into the machine the programme information for the last pattern you knitted 
will have been deleted. If you have modified or deleted the memo information of a built-in pattern, it will have 
reverted back to its original form. " 


Aode of the Disc for loading your pattern data 
You can load the pattern data in the discs for KH965i, KH965, KH950i, KH940, KH930, KH933, KH900 and KH270. 


> With the ready light on enter the Command Number 551 and push the STEP key. 
(The indication in the Display goes out, and the READY !amp and the Pattern No. lamp are lit.) 
3) Enter the track number which contains the pattern you want to load. 
@ You can stop loading the pattern data by pushing the 0 key and the STEP key at this stage. 
3) Push the STEP key. (The Pattern No. lamp is lit. The number of the last pattern on the disc will show in the window.) 
} Enter the pattern number which you want to load. 
3) Push the STEP key. (The machine gives the pattern the next available number in its memory.) 


The new Pattern no. is flashing on and off. Enter this Pattern no. when you program the pattern. 





5) Push the STEP key. 
(The indication in the Display and all the lamps go out, and the access lamp of the disc drive is lit. The computer starts to load the data.) 


D When loading is finished, the buzzer sounds “ Pi!“ and the READY lamp is lit. 
No number appears in the display because the pattern program entered before has been deleted. 


®@ HOW TO DELETE YOUR PATTERN DATA 
5 53 | The saved pattern data stored on a disc can be deleted one track at a time. ; 


NOTE: +f you wantto delete ALL the pattern data stored ona disc, then carry out the formatting procedure and this will 
erase all the data . 


Mode of the Disc for deleting your pattern data 
You can delete the pattern data (the track) which you have stored in the discs for KH965i, KH965, KH950i, KH940, and KH270 mode. 


D With the ready light on enter the CommandNumber 553 and push the STEP key. 
(The Memo Display shows the number 0 and the READY lamp and the Pattern No. lamp are {it.) 
® Enter the track number which contains the pattern you want to delete. 
@ You can stop deleting your pattern data by pushing the 0 key and the STEP key at this stage. 
2 Push the STEP key. 
(The indication in the Display and all lamps go out, and the access lamp of the disc drive is lit. The computer starts to delete the data.) 
4) When deletion is finished , the buzzer sounds “Pi!“and indication {amps are as they were before you entered the Command Number 553. 


® WHAT TO DO IF “E” APPEARS IN THE DISPLAY WHEN YOU ENTER THE PATTERN NO., 


PATTERNNo. +E ) 
SUGGESTED ACTION 2 


CAUSE ; Select the unnecessary patteras out of your own patterns in the 
rhe pattern entered is not saved in the track you have loaded. Or knitting machine and delete them. 
‘here is not enough space for it to be loaded into the memory. @ Turn off the power switch of the knitting machine to finish the . 


program and turn it on again. 
® Delete unnecessary patterns. 


SUGGESTED ACTION 1 (See page 27 - @ in the instruction book) 
@ Now load the pattern again. 


D Turn off the power switch of the knitting machine to finish the 
program, and turn it on again. 

2 Confirm the Pattern no. and the Track no., and program the 
pattern from the beginning. 


NOTE: The memory capacity of KH965i is a little bit smaller than 
ones of KH940, KH950i and KH270 because of the 
additional new functions. Therefore it may not load all the 
patterns on one track of the disc for KH940 mode etc. 

® If “E” appears in the display again, refer to SUGGESTED ACTION 2.