Imagine - From the Imagine home screen press the About button. Cricut Personal, Create, Expression, Cake Mini and Cake - Power the Cricut on.During start up you will see the version number on the screen.Important note: When replacing the blade in the Silhouette , just drop the whole new cartridge right in the machine and throw away the old one. If you had lots of great cuts with your blade and it starts tearing your paper or making sloppy cuts AND you have tried cleaning it, it could be that it’s just worn out and it’s time to buy a new blade. For a quick cleaning method, many crafters are recommend using baby wipes to clean your cutting mat regularly. Wash your cutting mat with warm water and dish soap.That’s it, and Bob’s your uncle (actually, Bob’s my brother, but whatever)! You can buy a new blade from Silhouette America for .95 USD or from for .95. This is a more thorough cleaning method that gives your cutting mat a good, deep cleaning.The first time we ran the new Cricut Craft Room, the program informed us that our Cricut Expression would need to be updated from version 2.34 to 2.43 (our Cricut Personal also required updating) The firmware update took about 15 minutes to complete. To our surprise, both the Cricut Expression and the Cricut Personal still worked with Sure Cuts A Lot version 2.044 despite Provo Craft saying otherwise. Is it possible that Provo Craft can block you from using Sure Cuts A Lot with a future firmware update?
You can choose your language settings from within the program.But, alas, between blade problems and cutting mat problems, the Silhouette Cameo is making many of us wonder if we will ever see the full potential of this, otherwise, amazing cutting machine.So, after much research, I have compiled a list of the common Silhouette problems and potential solutions.In the email below, a Provo Craft representative states that updating the Cricut's firmware will prevent users from using their machines with Sure Cuts A Lot software.Update 2/6/2013: This article was published over 12 months ago and it is possible that updating to the latest firmware can result in losing the ability to use SCAL.
There will be no further cartridge or software updates.