I just bought the mini cricut, found a good deal on it and it will be my Mother's Day present. I have the original cricut, cricut create and unfortunately I bought the cricut expression as a christmas present.(I wanted the expression so I could cut 12 x 12 pages with the Elegant edges cartridge.) Unfortunately the expression is too old to work with the cricut craft room!! So i'm getting the mini for MOther's day. I love to make titles with the kerning option and now because they keep updating the craft room none of my current machines will work with it. I am afraid to try any of the other machines as I am not computer literate. Did I make a mistake?
Um, you kind of did. There should be a firmware update that would make the Expression work with Cricut Craft Room. Cricut's own website states "Cricut Craft Room works with all of our Cricut machines including: the Original Cricut, Cricut Create, Cricut Expression, Cricut Expression 2, Cricut Expression 2: Anniversary Edition, Cricut Imagine, Cricut Mini, Cricut Cake, and Cricut Cake Mini."
I called Cricut and with they told me I had the most up to date firmware yet it still wouldn't work. They said they were sending me a new connection cord (that goes from my cricut to the computer). They also told me that some of the circuits are just too old to take the new firmware updates. I am wondering if anyone else is having this problem?? Is cricut craftroom working for others who have the cricut create and cricut expression? Thanks for your answers.
I remember a few years back I was trying to update something and had issues, called PC and they asked if I was using the USB port on the front of my computer, which I was, they had me switch to the back of the computer and it worked just fine.
Don't understand this, but it worked. Just thought I'd throw that out there in case you were using the front USB on your computer.
Good luck tho!
I have the original Cricut and got my my to work with the craftroom, it is however, too old to link my cartriges to it (meaning that you can use it without putting in and taking out the cartridges every time you use it) but other than that it works fine. It would be nice not to have to insert the cartridges everytime but I will deal with it for the time being. I would think that you should be able to get your expression to work if I can get my old original to work.
I have an original Cricut but I use it just for taking to crops. I have been able to use my Gypsy with it though without any trouble. My expression works wonderfully with the CCR though I do have to insert the cartridges each time as they are linked to my Gypsy. When I get new ones I will link them to my expression first, then my Gypsy. I'm not real sure what your problem could be, have you tried doing the updates to your machines?