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#1 Posted : Saturday, November 20, 2010 8:19:25 AM(UTC)
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I posted this in another thread to someone having a problem but thought maybe I should post it separately.


Ok, I just thought of something for you to check first to see if it's the cord.
On the box there is a very small light. Plug in your cord to an outlet. It doesn't matter if you plug your cricut in or not - you just need the power source. Check to see if the green light comes on. If it doesn't come on, then no power is going through it to your cricut.
You might still want to test another cricut cord though before plunking $20 down on a new one just to be sure that is the only problem.


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#2 Posted : Saturday, November 20, 2010 10:34:36 AM(UTC)
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Mine got lost so I went out and bought a new one on Ebay that said would work on the cricut. I plugged it in and then my brother noticed it was the wrong Volt. So, I called cricut support and they sent me a new one free of charge since you cant buy the correct one anywhere. When I plugged it in, my cricut would not turn on. I turns out that the other cable fryed my cricut, it was only 1 volt more and was turned on and off, didnt even use it. I recomend if the power cable doesn't work just call Cricut and let them help you out.
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#3 Posted : Saturday, November 20, 2010 11:57:30 AM(UTC)
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Electronics do have different power voltages. It is up to the consumer to make sure they get the correct one for their appliance. It may help to call Cricut but don't necessarily expect them to send one for free - especially those who have an old machine.
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#4 Posted : Saturday, November 20, 2010 3:30:33 PM(UTC)
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Just checked all my machines and none of them have a light on the box. How new is yours?
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#5 Posted : Saturday, November 20, 2010 3:31:11 PM(UTC)
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4 years this Christmas I think.
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#6 Posted : Saturday, November 20, 2010 4:28:42 PM(UTC)
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One of mine was bought 3 years ago and the others were all bought this year. The power boxes are rectangles but with rounded edges and grooves through the plastic and no lights. Mine look a lot like a Twinkie, only black. BigGrin They look very different from yours. I wonder why?
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#7 Posted : Saturday, November 20, 2010 6:04:38 PM(UTC)
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I thought my problem was the power cord and called PC to see if I could use the E cord on the baby bug. The answer was yes but it didn't make a difference. I am pretty sure my problem is the on/off button. My machine comes on right away sometimes and sometimes I have to press the button a bunch of times before it turns on. Bummer!
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#8 Posted : Saturday, November 20, 2010 7:23:33 PM(UTC)
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toaster wrote:
I thought my problem was the power cord and called PC to see if I could use the E cord on the baby bug. The answer was yes but it didn't make a difference. I am pretty sure my problem is the on/off button. My machine comes on right away sometimes and sometimes I have to press the button a bunch of times before it turns on. Bummer!



For a couple of weeks my bug was doing the same thing. And then it stopped. I think it was more me than the machine. I think I was just getting in too big of a hurry and wasn't pressing the machine properly. May sound weird but once I started to pay attention to the way I used the machine - it stopped doing it.

Good luck.
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#9 Posted : Sunday, March 16, 2014 12:26:09 PM(UTC)
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I totally agree!!! Always call Cricut first. They sent me a new cord for FREE!!! But that is not what was wrong with mine so back to square one. But I have heard they are very helpful and send things out at great prices and even free! Good luck
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