I thought I'd share this little tidbit of information in case anyone else ever has this problem.
So yesterday I got a weird message on my Gypsy saying it had a "security breach code 2". After it gave me this message, it shut itself off. (I'm still trying to figure out what caused it?) The only way to get it to work again was to go into recovery mode.
Now here's the key: To get into recovery mode you are supposed to push Pan, Menu, and Power all at once and wait for a blue screen to flash. These are the instructions according to the Cricut website. However, after an hour of getting frustrated because this was not working I figured out I needed to press all 3 buttons and as soon as the blue screen appeared to let go of the power button. Nowhere online does it tell you this - or at least not that I could find.
Hopefully, if someone else has this problem too it will help them out and save them the frustration I experienced