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Stupid Question

Jules061Jules061 Member Posts: 2
edited January 2010 in General
I just purchased the MTC software and have been playing around with it. This is my first post on this forum. I am assuming that having a Cricut cartridge inserted in order for it to work is a given, does it matter which cartridge I have inserted into the Cricut. Just wondering.

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  • rachellann_714rachellann_714 Member Posts: 848
    no it don't matter because it just there for the cricut.
    Owner of a 24" Silver Bullet Professional Series, 18" Black cat Cougar, uscutters MH871, Bosskut gazelle. I can help with start up.  for the Cougar and Lynx and the Silver Bullet Professional Series. http://thatsscrapinc.com/ http://thymegraphics.co.uk/
  • Jules061Jules061 Member Posts: 2
    Thanks I didn't think so but couldn't find any information regarding this.
  • VinylandVectorsVinylandVectors Member Posts: 4,344
    I only have 5 cartridges and I was going to sell all but one of them to leave in the cricut, until my brilliant 13 yr old son had suggested I only sell 3 and keep an extra one in case something happens to my one and only cartridge. LOL.... leave it to a 13 year old to be smarter than his mother.
  • nomemnomem Member Posts: 3,106
    I don't think you need any cartridge installed...just the blade.
  • mom6hsrmom6hsr Member Posts: 277
    you need one cartridge installed in the cricut for mtc or scal.
  • nomemnomem Member Posts: 3,106
    Thanks mom6hsr! Does it matter which cartridge? Just curious...why does it need a cartridge? I'm a "newbie" and am still attempting to learn.
  • mom6hsrmom6hsr Member Posts: 277
    oh, you are very welcome!!! :)

    I don't think so. I bought my cricut without a cartridge and bought paper dolls, as I had to have it. I put in the mickey font one when I use mtc, as I don't like it as much.

    the cricut needs a cartridge in order to run..silly machine. (PC's way of making sure you buy another product from them, maybe?)
    they say that the george cart is actually built into the machine. (not sure 'bout that) there is a way around it by making a george cartridge, but I ended up getting it stuck in my slot. I gave up, I had the carts I wanted and then I bought mtc, so who needs the basic george cartridge. :)

    I think that the cricut should run without a cartridge if you use the usb cable and a lappy, but thats just me thinking...)
  • rachellann_714rachellann_714 Member Posts: 848
    It does not matter what cartridge. it has some thing to do with the internal working of the cricut something like a connecor switch to make the cricut work to cut.
    Owner of a 24" Silver Bullet Professional Series, 18" Black cat Cougar, uscutters MH871, Bosskut gazelle. I can help with start up.  for the Cougar and Lynx and the Silver Bullet Professional Series. http://thatsscrapinc.com/ http://thymegraphics.co.uk/
  • waterrabbitwaterrabbit Member Posts: 2,217
    I had read somewhere that a paper clip folded the correct way can mimic having George in your machine, but don't remember where I read it or how the paper clip did the trick.

    I've got a defective Sweet Treats cartridge in mine - works for me since I don't have a case for it.
  • craftydivacraftydiva Member Posts: 265
    I hate that some carts come without the case, they are not even that much cheaper...!!
  • The Biscuit ScrapsThe Biscuit Scraps Member Posts: 334
    Craftdiva, this is how I store all my Cricut carts:

    http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii249/ccsalter/IMG_0262.jpg

    I buy the envelopes from Office Depot:
    http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/922071/Office-Depot-Brand-Poly-See-Through/

    I keep the cases in the closet in case I ever want to sell them, but I place all my carts in these envelopes....so much easier to transport to retreats/crops and so much easier to have all 3 pieces in one spot....not like some of the containers people use that separates the pieces.
  • craftydivacraftydiva Member Posts: 265
    those look great : )
  • rachellann_714rachellann_714 Member Posts: 848
    Thanks for sharing it will take up less space.
    Owner of a 24" Silver Bullet Professional Series, 18" Black cat Cougar, uscutters MH871, Bosskut gazelle. I can help with start up.  for the Cougar and Lynx and the Silver Bullet Professional Series. http://thatsscrapinc.com/ http://thymegraphics.co.uk/
  • waterrabbitwaterrabbit Member Posts: 2,217
    Great idea - I should do something like that. I don't ever really go to crops - just one retreat so far with my Cricut - but the carts and such are taking over my dining room/computer room (the builder intended it as the dining area of our sort of L-shaped downstairs, but it hasn't been one in years!)
  • The Biscuit ScrapsThe Biscuit Scraps Member Posts: 334
    edited January 2010
    Folks, make sure you take the exact name listed on the OD website with you. They always have a hard time finding them and have to look them up on the computer.
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