Follow the steps below to resolve Blade Not Detected errors with Cricut Maker.
Step 1 Ensure that the tool installed in Clamp B matches the tool recommended by Design Space in the Load tools step on the project preview screen. If you do not have the recommended tool, unload the mat to return to the project preview screen, then select the Edit Tools link to choose a different tool. If the correct tool is installed and the issue persists proceed to step 2.
Step 2 Remove the tool from Clamp B and clean off the reflective surface on the housing. Then reinstall the tool in Clamp B and press the flashing Go button. If the issue persists proceed to step 3.
Step 3 Remove the tool from Clamp B. Gently clean the tool sensor with compressed air or a microfiber cloth. Reinstall the tool in Clamp B and press the flashing Go button. If the issue persists proceed to step 4.
Step 4 Attempt a test project with a basic shape using a different adaptive system tool you may have such as the Knife Blade, Rotary Blade, or Scoring Wheel.
Important: Ensure that your test image Linetype and selected material setting are appropriate for the tool you choose so the machine will scan for the correct tool. If you will test using Scoring Wheel, ensure the image Linetype is set to Score. If you will test using Knife Blade, be sure to choose a material that recommends Knife Blade, such as Heavy Chipboard 2.0mm. If you will test using Rotary Blade choose a fabric setting such as Cotton which recommends Rotary Blade.
If the test project is successful, it may be an issue with the drive housing of the original tool and you should contact Member Care through one of the options below for assistance. If you do not have another tool to test with, or if the issue persists with multiple tools, proceed to step 5.
Step 5 Uninstall Design Space. Restart the computer and reboot the Cricut Maker machine. Then reinstall Design Space and attempt your project again. If the issue persists contact Member Care through one of the steps below for further assistance.