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Hello everybody I recently purchased an Eduracut Plus vinyl cutter from SignWarehouse.com, I took advantage of their $400 dollar discount, I basically payed for the 2nd package and got the 4th which included some vinyl films, transfer tapes, 7 clip art cd's and most importantly the main reason I bought it.. the software, LXi Master Plus v8.5 which is basically a rebranded FlexiSign.

My main question is does anybody on this forum own this particular plotter because I really need help setting it up. I'm kinda lost at this point. I already installed the software, connected it to my Laptop with the USB Serial and got the plotter all hooked up and ready and I'm trying to make a test cut but on the VE LXi Master Plus plotting menu on the very top where it says Job and Status, under status it says "Cannot open port." :(.

The plotter didn't come with a manual and the support section on the Sign Warehouse website isn't very helpful.

If anybody that owns this plotter or has had a previous experience with it in the past could enlighten me I would really appreciate it.
 

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I own the same plotter.I would be glad to help you out.The manual and the support from signwarehouse are both as useless as a flat tire when you need a spare. The cutter is a great machine though, it is actually a rebranded GCC cutter and the software you have is awesome. If you send me a pm, I will be gald to help you out. I think I will be able to get you up and running. If need be I will walk you through on the phone. I think this cutter a lot it has made me money for sure. If the support at signwarehouse was half as good as their prices customers would be well served. I look forward to your contacting me. ..... JB
 

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Hello JB nice to meet you! btw you're right the manual on the site is kind of impractical. Also I really had now idea the EnduraCut plus was a rebranded machine thanks for the info and thank you so much for your offered help and support I'll be sure to pm you anytime I come across a problem you might have the solution to and sorry I took sooo long to reply. I had no idea anyone had actually replied to my post.

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Hello Abstract,

JB has since passed on to greener pastures yet you have a wealth of others here who can help you. :)

Are you still having challenges using your cutter? If so, want to share any updates?

Take care!
 

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I am having the same problems with my Enduracut vinyl cutter. When I try to cut it says cannot open port, or it shows cutting but nothing is happening then after awhile shows port error. Can someone help me out on this.
 

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I am having the same problems with my Enduracut vinyl cutter. When I try to cut it says cannot open port, or it shows cutting but nothing is happening then after awhile shows port error. Can someone help me out on this.
OK butler247 here's what you do:

1. Go to the start menu

2. Right click on "My Computer" & choose "Properties."

3. Click on the "Hardware Tab" then choose "Device Manager".

4. Click on "Ports" and it will tell you what port the Plotter is using i.e. (COM1) (COM2) (COM3) etc.

5. Make sure the program (Flexi) (LXi) are set at whatever port the plotter is listed as using in the settings.

That should be it.
 

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Hey guys I know this is an old post I'm dragging out but I have a problem. I have talked to Tech support at Sign warehouse and they suck. I bought an EnduracutPlus as an back up bout a year and half ago. I never got it out of the box til the other day when I needed it. Everytime I try to cut something I get "Write Port Error". What's the deal?!?!?! I set it up the same as my other cutter on COM1 but it isn't doing a thing. I went through the steps in the above post and when I get to the Device Manager-Ports, it doesn't show the plotter on that port or that I have a paper printer on the other port. Can someone help me. I have stuff I need to get done quickly. Thanks!!!
 

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I had the same problem and the way i corrected it is by buying a keyspan USB serial adapter. The plotter will not work with the USB cable alone.
 

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Hey guys I know this is an old post I'm dragging out but I have a problem. I have talked to Tech support at Sign warehouse and they suck. I bought an EnduracutPlus as an back up bout a year and half ago. I never got it out of the box til the other day when I needed it. Everytime I try to cut something I get "Write Port Error". What's the deal?!?!?! I set it up the same as my other cutter on COM1 but it isn't doing a thing. I went through the steps in the above post and when I get to the Device Manager-Ports, it doesn't show the plotter on that port or that I have a paper printer on the other port. Can someone help me. I have stuff I need to get done quickly. Thanks!!!
The Enduracut 24" at Sign Warehouse is the GCC Expert 24. What type of software are you using?
 

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I'm using the LXi 8.5 Apprentice, I build everything in CorelDraw12. Sign Warehouse told me I needed this modem cable and it still doesn't work. I guess I will try an USB adapter. To top it off I can't get through to Tech Support!

what is the exact name of these adapters, so I don't send more money and time on the wrong thing. Thanks guys!
 

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So after a dozen emails back and forth with Sign Warehouse I still have a brand new EnduraCut PLus paper weight. Tech Support is telling me now that it's my Null cable that I bought or the serial connector on the cutter has come lose from the circuit board. Sign Warehouse is sending me a cable and if it's not it I get the ship it back to Texas.
 

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No not yet. I'm going to go get one locally on my day off cuz I have to drive 45mins to get one. I just do this as a hobby so it's not that big of deal but I have a bunch of stuff I need to get done.
 

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I'm using the LXi 8.5 Apprentice, I build everything in CorelDraw12. Sign Warehouse told me I needed this modem cable and it still doesn't work. I guess I will try an USB adapter. To top it off I can't get through to Tech Support!

what is the exact name of these adapters, so I don't send more money and time on the wrong thing. Thanks guys!
I am unfamiliar with LXI 8.5 Apprentice. Have you tried sending directly from Corel 12?

What driver(s) did your cutter come with?
 
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