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  1. When it was working on the old computer were you using the USB to Parallel adapter? Have you installed the correct drivers for the USB to Parallel adapter? Have you tried Graphtec's software? http://www.graphteccorp.com/support/software/cuttingplotters.html Do you have SB configured correctly? Just had a post the other day where someone had their software set to HP-GL rather than GP-GL for their Graphtec.
  2. Typically it's only advisable to mess with firmware if you have a problem.
  3. I just did a google search for your cutter model.
  4. Doesn't Graphtec offer some free software for their cutters? Looks like they do, https://www.graphtecamerica.com/cp-download-ce5000-40
  5. And people stop ready the instructions. The ones I read that mention the credit card say it's a starting point and then go on to describe basically Skeeter's method for setting blade depth. Although it used paper rather than vinyl.
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    MH 365 Calibration Issues

    Moving forward, use the test button on the cutter itself. It'll make a small star with a box around it, about an inch square I think. Get the blade dialed in using that, then go to your software and adjust the offset and over cut. And so you don't have to waste a lot of vinyl, you can use the arrow buttons and origin button to reposition where the stare/square will be cut. So on a 24" wide roll you can get around 15-20 tests Have you tried adjusting the tension on the pinch rollers? If not, great! If you have, that could be a problem as well. Getting the tension reset correctly can a challenge and everyone on here advises not to touch them. You probably also need a new blade. I see you're making an indentation into the backing but the cuts are not clean, I would suspect either the tip of the blade is broke, or very dull. Another reason not to cut post-it notes to set blade depth, paper will dull a blade very quick.
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    SC2 rounding edges

    If the vinyl was put on well, taking it off is not easy and it'd be much faster to just buy a new shirt and try again.
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    Very very very old VE LYNX 24

    That screen there is basically an instruction screen. It's telling you the commands line options. You would need to open a command/terminal window then type Hinstall -i. I would guess, if you scroll down that window there is an example.
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    SC2 rounding edges

    If nothing has changed you might take a close look at your blade, has it gotten damaged? How did you you set your blade depth, if you had to much blade exposed, the tip breaking off is pretty easy to happen.
  10. darcshadow

    MH 365 Calibration Issues

    Also take a good look at the arm that holds the blade holder. It sounds like your blade holder might be moving around in the holding arm. The arm could be either broke, or simply not tight enough. Take care not to over tighten it though or it will break. On a side note. Why are these instructions for setting the blade still on the USCutter's pages? Half a credit card is nearly 10x too much blade. Then it says to set the depth cutting paper, why? Why not give instructions to set the blade depth cutting, oh I don't know, maybe VINYL.
  11. darcshadow

    MH 365 Calibration Issues

    The half credit card is NOT the recommended setting. How exactly did you set the blade length? If you tried cutting with the blade too far out like it sounds you've done, you may have broken the tip of the blade and need a new one. What exactly is the problem you're having?
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    New from NV

    Welcome from Texas
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    New to the forums

    Cool, small world. I've got family near you, Ossian, and I have a sister up in Michigan not too far from Dakotagrafx.
  14. darcshadow

    New to the forums

    I grew up in Indiana, just outside of Logansport. Living down in Texas now. Welcome to the boards.
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    need help choosing vinyl

    I made a windshield banner using the etched glass vinyl and love the way it looks. It has held up for about 6 years now in the Texas heat and sun although it doesn't sit out every day.