Sure Cuts Crashed My Cricut

Decorating By bakencake Updated 20 Sep 2011 , 11:26pm by Cocovdv

bakencake Posted 7 Mar 2011 , 6:20pm
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DH tried installing surecuts but it crashed my cricut. after several tries my cricut now works but the screen crashed and i cant see commands. Has this happened to anybody else?

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ycknits Posted 7 Mar 2011 , 6:31pm
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I'm so sorry to hear about your problem.... how frustrating! I use SureCuts, linked directly to my Cricut Cake, with no issues similar to yours. It sounds like there's probably something wrong with your Cricut.

andpotts Posted 7 Mar 2011 , 6:50pm
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Oh no, I'm so sorry that stinks. I have been using Sure Cuts Alot 2 with both of my Cricuts for well over a year and never had an issue. Did you update your Cricut Firmware before trying to use SCAL? That's the only thing I can think of.

Cocovdv Posted 18 Sep 2011 , 7:45pm
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I have the Same problem. Is yours fixed already? I just had my cricut 1 day!

FromScratchSF Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 2:13am
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The new software doesn't work with it anymore. They were sued by Cricut. Unless you can get someone to loan you their older version on disk. I've had a Cricut for 8 months and meant to get the software "eventually"... now I'm kicking myself that I didn't get it when I had the chance - now that Crickut is an expensive paperweight collecting dust.

Mystic Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 3:40am
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OMG, I just ordered my cricut cake and the sure cuts. How do i know I have an old or new model? icon_cry.gif

I purposely just purchased the cricut for the Sure cuts cartridge... PLEASE someone help icon_eek.gificon_surprised.gif

Thanks in advance icon_biggrin.gif

FromScratchSF Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 4:19am
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Cartridge? Is there a cartridge called sure cuts? I was talking about Sure Cuts Alot, the 3rd party software that is no longer compatible with Cricut.

http://www.scrapbookupdate.com/2011/03/11/provo-craft-sues-sure-cuts-a-lot-alleging-copyright-violations/

gidgetdoescakes Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 5:26am
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so if you got the software dvd a year ago it should still work ok right?

Mystic Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 10:27pm
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[Cartridge? Is there a cartridge called sure cuts?]

I'm sorry, I've been calling it a cartridge. So I'm hoping I have the right one... icon_eek.gif

Thanks for the info icon_biggrin.gif [/quote]

leah_s Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 10:39pm
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Just NEVER update your Cricut's firmware and Sure Cuts A Lot will continue to work.

bakencake Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 10:43pm
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Originally Posted by Cocovdv

I have the Same problem. Is yours fixed already? I just had my 1 day!


I had it for a day too so you can see how i was freaked out. my husband fixed it. i just asked him and he told me that it was really complicated. something to do with updating the firm ware.

Cocovdv Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 11:21pm
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Originally Posted by bakencake

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Originally Posted by Cocovdv

I have the Same problem. Is yours fixed already? I just had my 1 day!

I had it for a day too so you can see how i was freaked out. my husband fixed it. i just asked him and he told me that it was really complicated. something to do with updating the firm ware.




Ok! Well i am happy to hear it can be fixed.. Its works perfectly wth SCAL, but I can't use it without it... Since i am from the Netherlands and ordered it in US it is pointless to send it back because of shipping costs.
Can you still use it with SCAL? Or cartridges only? And did your husband open it up or anything of just used the computer... Because maybe then I can fix it myself too.
Thanks for asking for me anyway icon_smile.gif

Cocovdv Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 11:26pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

Just NEVER update your 's firmware and Sure Cuts A Lot will continue to work.



Actually it was SCAL that told me to update in order to use it! That 's when it crashed... Now I can't use my cricut without it. I guess updating is the problem, but I had to.

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