Fortunately, a Cricut Board member graciously called customer support and wrote down exactly what she needed to do to get her Cricut back up and running. So I did a brief video on doing the following steps:
- First thing is to go to your start menu click on my computer click on local disk c:
- click on program files click on cricut software
- click on cricut design studio click on firmware releases There will be about 5 or so files that come up -
- look for two files that say cricut v2_34.enc and cricut v2.benc
- For the one labeled cricut v2_34.enc right click and select rename.
- What you will do is add an a right after the 4 so it will look like this now cricut v2_34a.enc
- click away from that and right click on the next folder labeled cricut v2_34b.enc.
- right click and choose rename.
- What you do here is only REMOVE the b.
- Once you have done this open design studio and update your firmware and then all should be good to go.
I did a short video about me actually doing the steps above. My laptop runs on Vista 64bit.
I also opened up my SCAL2 and I was still able to cut files with it. wuu huu
Man going upstairs was such a tease. I wanted to stay up there and just craft away but alas, I had to come down stairs and sit on the couch and elevate my ankle.