A few months ago I bought a knk element in a ebay auction, now that I am going to install it. I realize that I need a key. there is some way to use it without it or how can I request a new one and what is its cost
Originally, the KNK Element only cut from KNK Studio, a software program that has mostly been discontinued. It came with a dongle (looks like a small flash drive) and you needed two license files inside the software to work with that software dongle. I assume you did not receive the dongle and the license files CD.
There are two other software programs that will work with the Element. But I recommend you test them first to make sure they work because some of the early Elements require a serial cable plus a serial-usb converter cable in order to work from these other two programs. You can test both programs in trial mode first. They are fairly inexpensive programs.
One of them is Sure Cuts A Lot, version 4. You can download the trial from the following link. You have 15 days to test it out.
You need both the program and then, scroll down, and get the Klic-N-Kut download, too.
I can help you with any questions you have. You also need to download the driver for the Element. I recommend downloading all three drivers at this link because sometimes the Element will prefer one to another: https://knkusa.com/resources/
Please post any questions or issues you have. Sometimes it can be tricky to get communication working.