Sunday, January 12, 2020

Updating Your Cricut Maker Firmware

I have been using my Cricut Maker a lot!  I ran into something though over Christmas that I hadn't thought about before.  You need to update the software that lives on your Cricut!  Firmware is the software that makes the Cricut Maker do its thing.  I guess in my mind it did it automatically since so many things I work with do update themselves. I was wrong!  Cricut support was wonderful walking me through how to do it and I was thankful they were open but I don't want you frustrated and stuck if they aren't open.  It's a really simple process to update your Cricut Maker firmware.

Learn how to update the firmware of your cricut maker to get it back in tip top shape.

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This happened just before Christmas.  I had been cutting vinyl to make shirts for the grands.  I also had cut a bunch of my scraps up for an upcoming project.  I had not run into any issues.  Until the last t-shirt and I couldn't get it to work.  It was a print and cut design.  I could still cut anything else I wanted but I couldn't get that print and cut design to work.  When I got ahold of Cricut support they had me update the firmware and everything has been working smoothly since.  I've also put a reminder in my phone to check for updates monthly now.  I had not updated the firmware since I got my Cricut Maker a year ago.

The first thing you need to do is open Design Space.  It doesn't matter if you the browser version or the desktop version. On the home screen, you want to click on the three lines in the upper left corner.

click on the three lines to get a drop down menu on the cricut design space home screen

When you click on those lines you get a drop-down menu.  That's where the update firmware is!  I don't know if I had every clicked after I set-up my Cricut Maker.  Make sure your Cricut Maker is connected to your computer before you do this if you aren't using Bluetooth to connect and that it is turned on.

click on update firmware to check for updates for your cricut maker firmware

You'll get a screen where it checks for updates.  Once it goes through this step, which can take a few minutes, you'll either be told that you need to update or that you are up-to-date.  If you need to update just follow the on-screen instructions and let it do its thing.

let cricut check for updates to the firmware and follow the on-screen instructions if you need to update

Now if that doesn't solve your issues reach out to Cricut Customer Support.  They are extremely helpful but are only open Monday through Friday.  You can also shoot me an email if they are closed and I will do my best to help you solve your issue.

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Home Ec. Mel
Home Ec. Mel

Mel is a third generation quilter working hard to merge her love for home decor with modern quilting.

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