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The sewing advisor screen on a Janome 8000 is getting dim.

This machine hasn't been used in a while but works just fine.  The screen where you select stitch, ect is getting very dim?  Is this a fixable problem or is it more serious?

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When your Memory Craft 8000 or MC 5700 is otherwise working fine but the LCD display screen begins to grow darker and you find you just can't read it, the only thing you can do is replace the LCD screen, or buy a new machine.
Janome no longer stock this item direct, but there is an affordable replacement available.


Full Access and Installation instructions are provided, so you can DIY or have someone else do the replacement for you.


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Also includes advice, links & contacts to be able to Reset your screen and do a Self Diagnosis Routine to test your machine BEFORE you purchase a replacement LCD backlight for either the Janome MC 8000 or MC 5700, so you can check that there are no other troubles.

Posted on Jan 20, 2010

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Have you tried turning the button on the top of the machine on the right hand side.also do the Self Diagnosis Routine as the other person as also suggested.

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