Giving Your Machine a Hard Reset

Sometimes a Hard Reset is necessary to give your machine a refresh when it is having issues. To perform a hard reset follow the instructions below based on what machine you have.

  1. Turn the machine on with NO cartridge loaded.
  2. Roll all of the gray dials down to their lowest setting.
  3. Grasp the blade assembly and use it to pull the entire carriage car along its track to the far left of the machine.
  4. Back where the carriage car usually sits there is a red button. Press that button and hold it down for about 3 seconds.
  5. Move the gray carriage car back into place.
  6. Roll all of the gray dials all the way up and all the way down three times – three times for each dial.
  7. Press the Cut button, then turn the machine off.
  8. Set the Speed, Pressure and Size for the type of paper.
  9. Load a cartridge, turn the machine on, select a simple image and attempt a practice cut.

Group Members can see a video of how to do this by clicking here.

Cricut Expression 2:

  1. Power off the Expression 2 machine.
  2. Hold down the magnifying glass, pause, and power buttons all at the same time.
  3. Hold until the machine gives a rainbow screen (seen below); then release the buttons.
  4. Follow the on-screen directions.
  5. Repeat this process one more time.

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