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CREATION PCUT CT1200 - CUTTING PROBLEMS

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ok folks....i'm very new with vinyl cutting...i have a Creation Pcut CT1200 and using Signcut Pro to make tshirts...my problem is as follows......during the cutting process, it just stops cutting....at the point, i have to close program and restart my computer. once i do this, i access signcut pro again, and my usb coonection is missing....i am sooooo confused and frustrated...everytime is stops cutting in the middle of a project, i have to start all over...= wasted material and time.....ugh frustrated....PLEASE HELP......

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you might want to seriously consider using the serial connection - it is more reliable to many people.  I personally never had a problem but many people have cured this by going serial

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Serial is a older type of connection but offers the data flow that the cutter needs.

Pcut cutters don't have a large onboard memory and sometimes USB connection can dump too much to the cutter and lock it up.

Using a serial to usb keyspan will allow the cutter to receive a constant flow of data that will not clog it up.

You can check some out here. http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=keyspan+usb+to+serial&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=3341261937&ref=pd_sl_9n644snxni_b

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I use a serial to serial cord . You might want to try that if you have serial plugs on your computer & cutter  ( Radio Shack sells them = $16 ) .

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I bought a older used refurb. computer as a dedicated cutter computer on Ebay 35.00 with serial port never a bit of problem.

Dan

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Yea big thing is if the computer is newer than 5 years old probably no serial port. My laptop don't have one so I got the adapter.

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using the dedicated xp desktop is a great way to go!  I design on one computer and take the design by thumbdrive to the cutter and do the work

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:huh: YOU GUYS ARE FABLUOUS!!!!!!!!!! I SOOOOO APPRECIATE ALL THE INFO.....OK, SO I WENT OUT AND BROUGHT A SERIAL ADAPTER...TOOK IT HOME AND MY LAPTOP ISNT COMPATABLE....LONG STORY SHORT...ENDED UP BUYING AND RETURNING 5 DIFFERENT SERIAL ADAPTERS...ENDED UP CALLING HP...COME TO FIND OUT..WINDOWS VISTA HAS PROGRAM ERRORS THAT WONT ACCEPT ANY TYPE OF ADAPTER  :thumbsup:.....SO I GUESS I HAVE TO BUY A NEW COMPUTER....:thumbsup::huh: BUMMER :-

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DAKO...QUESTION...I'M SUCH A NEWBIE AND NOT VERY COMPUTER SAVY.....WHAT IS A "THUMBDRIVE":huh:?? AND HOW DOES IT WORK?:thumbsup:?YOU MEAN I DONT HAVDE TO HAVE A COMPUTER CONNECTED TO MY CUTTER?:thumbsup:

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The computer connected to the cutter doesn't have to be all that powerful

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