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Janome MC 8000, LCD panel backlight

I can hardly read the information on the LCD panel of my Janome MC8000 machine. The light is very dim. Where can I purchase a new light and, because I have good mechanical skills, is it a big deal to install the light?

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  • Pillso Feb 12, 2008

    We have the same back light problem and the Janome dealers that I have approached have virtually said throw the machine away and buy another. Given the cost of the machine, surely there is a fix available.

  • spurkay Feb 15, 2008

    I h ave the same problem so if anyone knows where I can get this part, please tell me

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    I have the same problem with the LCD in my MC8000.
    In what kind of store I can find a EL sheet? and how can it be connected? Do I need special tools to cut or assemble? Is it difficult to open up the sewing machine and reach the LCD?
    Thank you

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It's just backlight issue. I just fixed my wife's MC8000 today, very good result, she is very happy now. Very easy and cheap. buy a EL sheet with or without connector wherever you can. dissamble the machine, cut to the size you need, replace it. You can even choose the back light color. after cut the sheet, you may or may not need tape around or laminate another layer for protecting. I bought smallest EL sheet 5"x6", which even enough for 3 machines. Good luck.

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  • Pj Ca Apr 02, 2009

    I bought the EL sheet from ebay, $10 to my door. Some electronic parts stores may found cheaper as this is old tech, but some still sale it high for fancy function. The sheet I bought wasn't as I used to use has lot points to making contact points, but has at least one set connecting wires already. so just use a scissors cut it to the size you need(after you took the old one out), the put it back, you need the old one's wire connector to connect it to machine. I saved the rest sheet.



    no special tool(may be a torx 20 drive and a 2.5mm hex key can be count) need for dissamble the machine. Some parts are quite tricky, but generally say it's quite straight. first time may took you 40mins to reach LCD, I did a second time today for my friend, total less than 20mins.



    Any help, let me know, Good luck.

  • JATY2010 Oct 10, 2010

    Hello Pj Ca,

    I am having the same issue with my grandmothers. I can't seem to get all of the way down to the LCD screen to repair it. Any help would be greatly appreciated to get down to that level. I think I can figure out the EL sheet once I get down to that level. Thank you for your help!

    JJ

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Can you get a memory board for Janome 8000

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

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You can go into www.dhsewingmachine.com , they have the backlight to sale,also can fix the board too.

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This is an issue of the LCD screen backlight and it will need replacing,....... if you can get one.

In Australia, Janome no longer supply this item, as stocks were depleted some time ago, there is however an asian manufacturer who has been dealing in a re-manufactured version.

First, I would suggest asking Janome HQ in your country whether they still have stocks.

Part No.830617106 - LCD board unit

If they don't, try a Janome Repair shop in your region to see whether they are aware of these "after market" backlights.

As for the actual replacing of the part, there is a great deal of delicate work to be done in removing the front panel and "A" Board to gain access to LCD Board, it would best be done by a service technician with the appropriate Service Manual......but you will need to source the part first of course.

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

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    We now have an LCD Backlight to suit Janome Memory Craft MC 8000 and Janome Memory Craft MC 5700.


    Even better is that it also includes comprehensive installation instructions taken from the Original Janome Service Manual, so you can see whether you want to do it yourself or take the whole kit to a Service Technician.


    Replacement LCD Backlight Screen Link 

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    Bargain Box May 31, 2009

    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

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