Question about Janome Memory Craft 9000 Computerized Sewing Machine

6 Answers

Janome memory craft 8000

The visual screen is difficult to see. I tried adjusting the screen contrast, but it is still difficult to see. Is there an easy solution?

Posted by on

  • 7 more comments 
  • janomeuser8k Nov 30, 2007

    My screenis difficult to see and it is not changing stitches. the repair man said they don't make any parts so my machine only sews straight stitches.

    very dissapointing

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2007

    I had the same problem with my Memory Craft 8000 and my sewing machine shop had to send the screen to Janome in New York for repair. There are no parts to replace this anymore. The total cost including labor was $400.00.

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2008

    The LCD screen on my Memorycraft 8000 is 'growing' inwards, with a black border now which prevents me from choosing some of the options, as I can't read the choices.

  • jwr36 Jun 23, 2008

    I have a 8000 and it will not start, the screen will not light up when you turn on the power there is light over the needle only. I have been told it cannot be fix as there are no parts avaliable Can I get it Fixed

  • robyngae Jul 22, 2008

    My screen is so dark I can't read it, I can look at the guide and estimate where the correct stitch is and press there and it works so I know there is nothing wrong with the motherboard.

  • tangsims Aug 10, 2008

    HI i have a problem with the LCD screen. I can noy move it off the 1st screen so what can i do?


  • bgparsons Aug 10, 2008

    My 15 year old Janome Memory Craft 8000 is slowly 'growing' a black display screen. Can someone suggest where I can have it repaired in Australia?
    Ideally east coast - I live in Canberra, but can easily get it to Sydney or Melbourne.

  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    My Memory Craft 8000 LCD screen is very light. Is there a way to adjust the setting. Also I'm trying to locate a user manual.

    Any info will be greatly appreciated!


  • Hassy
    Hassy Jan 14, 2014

    Take a look at this link



6 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

We have about 30 electroluminescent backlights for the 8000 still available .These are not original Janome parts. You will need a Janome service person to install then for you as it requires taking apart alot of the machine to get to the display. We can provide instructions if this person is unsure how to fit. Once the display is out, the process is simple. They are AUD$60 each including shipping. Email at

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Janome Master
  • 1,388 Answers

The Backlight is prone to going dark eventually and failing progressively, but you can buy a replacement and even instal it yourself.....
We can now supply the LCD Backlight Screen for the Janome Memory Craft MC 8000 and Memory Craft MC 5700. 
Keep your old Janome, save money and reduce unnecessary landfill.
It also comes with comprehensive installation instructions from the Original Janome Service Manual which are sent in advance so you can look at the "How to do it" before you decide whether you wish to DIY or enlist the services of a trusted friend or take the LCD Screen and installation instructions to your friendly local technician and have them do it for you.
Here is the LCD Backlight Link

Posted on May 31, 2009


  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I am told by Janome Australia that there are no parts to repair the machine.

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

  • janomeuser8k Dec 11, 2007

    If anyone knows of a spare screen I wold be thrilled to know. the letter I received from Janome Australia said the parts are not longer made and they can not assist.

    The upshot is after 10 years i have no sewing maching.

  • Please go to . We sell many discontinued parts no matter how old the machine is.


  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Statewide Sewing Centre in Coburg can repair it for you.
Mine cost around $200.00 to replace the screen and service the machine.
508 Sydney Rd, Coburg.
(03) 9354 1936

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 23 Answers

We have the Janome MC8000 touch screen and backlight and A board avaliable please contact us from our website

Posted on May 04, 2013

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.


    A rookie expert who has answered 20 questions on their first day.

  • Contributor
  • 53 Answers

Take a look at this link.....HERE

Posted on Mar 29, 2013

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

Screen dull on Janome mc 8000

There is an LCD Backlight Panel that illuminates the screen, and yes, they do fail.
Before you start, just check the screen contrast dial inside the top cover, front right, they can be easily knocked and this will also cause the screen to go light or dark.
Janome no longer supplies the LCD Backlight, however, we have an after market replacement at our store, and also provide fitting instructions and a good deal more besides.
If you care to contact me I can send a Diagnostic Routine and the Screen Reset instructions for you to check if there is anything else causing troubles.
Please remember to give details of your dilemma as we do receive a lot of requests.
Contact Link

May 15, 2010 | Janome Memory Craft 5700

2 Answers

Screen dull on Janome mc 8000

Try this link for an affordable solution to repairing your Janome MC 8000 Display Back Light
Janome Memory Craft 8000 LCD Backlight Replacement Kit

Mar 26, 2010 | Janome Memory Craft 5700

2 Answers

I want to sell my 1991 New Home memory Craft 8000 sewing machine

A good place to see what machines are selling for is Ebay. That's where I sold a sewing machine and an embroidery machine.

It helps to know your product and machine embroidery lingo.

What are cassettes? Floppy disks? These make the machine borderline obsolete.

Memory cards are still around, but most EM now have USB connectivity or USB flash drives.

Satin thread? Embroidery machines use Rayon or Polyester embroidery thread.

Having had the machine recently serviced is also a plus.

Mar 19, 2010 | Janome Memory Craft 9000 Computerized...

2 Answers

Janome 8000 LCD question

Hi Lezlie,
I shall send you the installation instruction to gain access and replace the screen via email.

Dec 22, 2009 | Janome Memory Craft 9000 Computerized...

3 Answers

Need touchscreen backlight for merory craft 8000 janome new home

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.

Check this Link

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.

Dec 09, 2009 | Janome Memory Craft 9000 Computerized...

1 Answer

Janome memory craft 8000

The screen is going bad and needs to be replaced. Unfortunately, it is obsolete.It is my understanding that a Janome Dealer can take your screen and send it to Janome to be rebuilt. It will take about a month. Be prepared to spend more than $200. The sewing light is the same one that is used in many Janome machines I.e. MC9000 and should be available from almost any competent sewing repair shop.

Oct 28, 2008 | Sewing Machines

6 Answers

Janome/New Home Memory Craft 8000

I have a memory craft 8000 that gets a message stating "Stepping Motor Error". What can I do to try to fix it?

Oct 01, 2007 | Sewing Machines

Not finding what you are looking for?
Janome Memory Craft 9000 Computerized Sewing Machine Logo

4,194 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Janome Sewing Machines Experts

Tally Girl
Tally Girl

Level 3 Expert

1133 Answers

Douglas Plant
Douglas Plant

Level 2 Expert

194 Answers

Eva Hack

Level 1 Expert

25 Answers

Are you a Janome Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides