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#1 Posted : Wednesday, June 19, 2013 4:13:21 PM(UTC)
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My old Cricut Create kicked the bucket two years ago opening the door for a new machine(an Expression 2 BigGrin ) I have held onto the Create in the hopes that it would somehow get functioning again but after going back and forth with customer service it seems to be kaput. What to do with it? I hate to just toss it but is that my only alternative? Can I recycle it? Is there someone out there that wants them that can repair them?
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, June 19, 2013 6:08:36 PM(UTC)
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I've not heard of anyone that repairs Cricuts {besides PC when they get a broken one returned under warranty and they replace it and refurb the broken one}.

Although, I have seen some listed on ebay clearly stating they are non-working units, I'd probably pull the easy-to-remove parts {blade housing unit, little screw from the swing arm, power cord} and save them and toss the rest.
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, June 24, 2014 4:48:01 PM(UTC)
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Were you able to recycle your old cricut? I now have two expressions that need to be pitched, luckily they were covered under warranty and are in the process of being replaced but like you I don't want to throw these things away. Electronics should be recycled, I just have no idea where to even begin to look...
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Were you able to recycle your old cricut? I now have two expressions that need to be pitched, luckily they were covered under warranty and are in the process of being replaced but like you I don't want to throw these things away. Electronics should be recycled, I just have no idea where to even begin to look...


If they are being replaced under warranty, don't you need to send the broken unit back? Huh
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, June 24, 2014 6:19:58 PM(UTC)
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I was not required to, no. I had to write the product number on the machine and cut the black ribbon that the cutting tool runs on, thus making it unusable. Now my neighbor three months ago had to return hers. Maybe mine were deemed unfixable and others that are returned can be. Not sure. Just know now I need to find a place to recycle the machine. They are not listed as an acceptable item so will be calling locations to see if I can get someone to take it, unless someone here has any ideas.
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I was not required to, no. I had to write the product number on the machine and cut the black ribbon that the cutting tool runs on, thus making it unusable. Now my neighbor three months ago had to return hers. Maybe mine were deemed unfixable and others that are returned can be. Not sure. Just know now I need to find a place to recycle the machine. They are not listed as an acceptable item so will be calling locations to see if I can get someone to take it, unless someone here has any ideas.


We have several places in our area that take old printers and such, maybe there is one in your area. And, now you've got a good supply of power cords and blade housing units! OhMyGod
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