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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Janome 10001...an outdated machine or still a gem? ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Janome 10001...an outdated machine or still a gem?
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Date: 9/1/13 11:04 PM

I always thought it was a beautiful machine. Maybe it was the color screen, which no one else really had at the time it was in production. There is a seller on eBay that looks to be a dealer closing out and they have one new in the box.

Is the embroidery outdated or is there a good workaround? I'm mostly in sewing mode vs. embroidery but it's nice to know.

ETA: I think I found an answer to the embroidery software capability here.
-- Edited on 9/2/13 1:38 AM --

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Date: 9/2/13 8:48 AM

FYI
I have my mother's 10000 v3. There are various yahoo groups that deal with embroidery including MCEmbroidery (mc = memory craft)
Some on there still prefer their 10k or 10001 over their 11k or even 12k.
I can't compare only having the 10k and a 4800qc

It's quieter and more solid feeling than the 4800 and of course light years ahead of my daughters' manual machines!!!

You can still get the extra accessories (gigahoop, round hoop) online from time to time. And of course there are loads of free embroideries as well as paid ones available in the JEF format.

I have two daughters (primary school age) and only occasionally embroider for them. I should do more before puberty kicks in! I usually have used just the a and b hoops.
Even if just as a sewing machine I love it.
As an embroidery machine I also love using it. The designs can be manipulated on the seeing machine screen so it's not a disaster if your computer is too modern (mine is and whilst I'm grateful my DH 'updated' it for me.....)

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Date: 9/2/13 9:15 AM

The 10K is a lovely machine. I think the issue you would run into is both PC compatibility and this machine uses cards for embroidery designs. Memory cards can still be found, but are pretty outdated. You would have to find a PCMCIA adapter and a reader/writer for your computer to be able to use any embroidery design in it.

I think at this point I wouldn't get an embroidery machine that doesn't have a USB port. The 11K has one. You'll still have issues attaching that directly to a computer, but you can use the USB to transfer designs.

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Date: 9/2/13 9:49 AM

I have a Janome 10001 and don't consider it outdated at all. I don't really have the desire to do embroidery any bigger then 5 x 7 and even though I know the cards for it are becoming harder and harder to find I stocked up on them. But I've actually used the same one I started with back in 2004. The sewing side of the machine is great. As I type this I'm trying to think of what new features current machines have that I couldn't live without but can't come up with anything. Especially on the sewing side. the main thing would be the IDT and that's not new. The main issue with it, is that the software that came for it is obsolete unless you have an older computer with an older operating system for the connect directly to the machine as since the machine is retired they stopped updating it I think nothing after XP which I currently have. All other things can be done Embird, including giga hoop set up.

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Date: 9/2/13 10:33 AM

The 10000 was my first sewing/embroidery combo machine, which I bought new in 2001. If you are at all interested in machine embroidery, the main issue for me would be the lack of USB stick compatibility.

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Date: 9/2/13 6:05 PM

I would question the seller why/how a machine that was sold in 2001-2004 was new in a box.

I have 1 of these that I purchased gently used a few years ago. I posted a review here, detailing it's features and capability. This machine has a USB cable hook up that's supported under Windows XP, Vista 32bit operating system. There's no 64bit drivers, so anyone with this computer system has to use the PCMCI adapter and compact flash card. It's also recomended to use the smallest CF cards that you can find. I have apr 8 sets that I've collected for the machine.

The machine also had a RS232C cable hook up to connect to the computer--this is no longer supported in new computers. For customers with older pre 10001 memory cards a special reader could be plugged in to use them.

The machine has built in editing and no software (PCMCI & CF card is hardware) is needed to transfer JEF designs onto the card.
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Date: 9/2/13 7:47 PM

You are incorrect about the RCA hook up it's a standard USB cable that connects the machine to the computer.

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Date: 9/2/13 10:09 PM

Sorry it should say RS232C, it's the black round connection under the USB. The RS-232C was a serial connection supported under Windows 95/98/NT/2000 with the Customizer 10000 software. Janome was the only producer of this optional cable. I never used this method as the CF cards are much easier..they allow multiple files to be transfered at once. I updated my original comment to reflect the proper name.

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Date: 9/3/13 3:21 AM

If it's really from 2004, and never been used, just since this is 2013 now, I think I might be hesitant to use and run it much, without some lubrication first. 9 years is kind of a long time.

I think you might even be able to use a PCMCI to XD tiny smart media card kind of adapter also,




if you did not like a big thick old style compact flash card, just since I can't see how the actual sewing machine could even ever tell what was hanging out of a PCMCI card adapter, and probably would not even know the difference. As long as when both (an adapter with a tiny smart media card or thick big compact flash card) got plugged into the side of it, and the sewing machine went to format that, it still put a emb5 directory on there for you to dump your .jef embroidery files into- you would have to just try it and see probably.

It's much like it's sister machine, a elna 8600 machine but the elna only has the PCMCI card slot on the side. No USB or serial.

Also I don't think "new in a box" and been sitting there for 9 years (if so) and never been sewn on and tested would at all, in any way, be better than having been sewn on, and just you know it really works in all ways instead.
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Date: 9/3/13 7:31 AM

Yes but that cable didn't connect it to the machine, it connected to an optional drive you could buy from Janome to use the old cards with. As I said the cable to actually attached the machine to the computer is a standard USB cable, the same you'd use to attach a printer for example.

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