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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Good news...bad news.

Well, after countless hours on the phone with ProvoCraft this past week and trying this and trying that...  updating this and resetting that...a new USB cord still in transit to my home.  I figured out today what the problem is.  The good news is that my Gypsy is fine!!!  The bad news is....  the USB port to my Expression has apparently went bad.  Ticks me off because it is no longer under warranty, but for the price of these machines it should certainly last me longer than two years!!!  Granted I can still put a cartridge in it and cut...but I NEED to be able to use my Gypsy and that is just not an option right now.  I have tried so many different things and the next step was to send my Gypsy back to ProvoCraft.  Obviously I was dreading having to do that because I've heard the horror stories of people not getting theirs back for months.  I didn't want to be one of those statistics!  So, it looks like I see a new Expression in my future which also stinks because I wanted to get the Expression 2 and I don't think I can convince my hubby to buy me a new Expression now and then an Expression 2 in April!  Especially since he just dropped the money on my new laptop.  Stinks.  At least I have the answer to the problem now and that in itself is a huge relief. 

I am going to try and get my review of the Page in Progress typed up tonight.  If I don't get to it tonight I will have it ready for tomorrow.  Stay tuned for that and have a great evening!  I'm going to finish helping the boys with homework and then get the baby bug set up for Tanner to get his letters cut out for his Science Fair project board.  Have a lot to finish up before 8 PM when my man Steven Tyler comes on the TV!!!  Everything comes to a halt then so he can have my undivided attention! 

11 comments:

Cuddles and Chaos said...

Could you order a new usb cord? I think something is wrong with my gypsy. It can't complete the second part of the update so I can't cut anything.

Christi

Jamie Lane said...

Scrap Tales (in Brighton) is having their Garage Sale this weeking...you should come and see if you can find yourself a new/used Expression for cheap! :) I plan on going out to have a look...just never know what one will find! LOL

Dallas Freyer said...

I have several friends that hardly ever use their expression and would let me borrow it for a few months. Do you have any scrapbooking friends that caught the cricut bug in the beginning and now dont use it any more? If I lived near you I would gladly make the sacrifice so you could get the E2. I hope it works out, Dallas

Dallas Freyer said...

Hey, I just saw a post that said the E2 was pushed to July. Here is the link:

http://cricutdan.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

Cuddles and Chaos, I have a USB cord in trasit to my house as I type this. It isn't the cord, it is the USB port on the Expression machine. :(

Oh I wish I could Jamie! If you see something for a steal you should give me a call! I might have you pick it up for me!

Dallas, that is so sweet of you to offer that! I actually do have a friend that has one sitting on a shelf in her basement and I was already thinking about calling her to see if I can use it until the new Expression comes out. I'm not sure she's even ever used it! I've used it about 6 times at her house! lol

Thanks for the heads up on the E2!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

What a bummer... hoping you can borrow one till the new one comes out.. I have left you a little something on my blog. Keep us updated on if you can borrow a cricut..hugs

Lisa said...

That stinks!! My expression doesn't cut circles correct and it is out of warranty. Drives me crazy!! I agree that for the cost they should last longer! This is my 'warranty' cricut too... the one they sent me when my other one froze up and get this it is REFURBISHED!! I didn't even know til I called them!

sleeplesswonder said...

That really stinks. Glad you found out what the problem was. I hope your friend lets you borrow hers till the E2 comes out. I wish my BF would drop some money for crafting stuff. I am lucky if he lets me spend 20$ lol.
Hugs,
Melissa D
www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

Sweet Magnolia Rose said...

Hey Melissa,

My 1st gypsy kick the bucket after 1 time use :0( It would charge with the cord given. Nor would it charge with any other charger cord I bought. I called and called never made any progress with that. I did break down and bought another one :0( but now that I have I am still not sure if it was worth it.

- - Sheryl - - said...

oh bummer. I do not have a G - just my E.... so I would be lost without it. Good luck.

Michelle said...

I can't even imagine what I would do without either one of my toys.

I use my Gypsy and my Expression for everything. I got my Expression back when they first came out. I always worry about it going down on me.

Hopefully things will work out for you.

Michelle

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