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Main unit will not stay on

I have a panasonic sc-ht540 surround system.this has just started to as soon as i power on it will all start coming through the speakers then the machine will turn off..error code f61 comes on which says check speaker cables connections..have done all this but still no joy..i have had this system for only 8 months and never had a problem...many thanks

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  • darny Sep 14, 2007

    thanks for replying simplemitch...have checked all speakers cable but looks like it is the amp.rang currys where we got this from and as it still is in warranty they are having a look at it...

  • gurtrex Dec 11, 2007

    I am having the same problem with the code F61. I kinda moved wires around last night and turned the whole unit off, thinking that would clear the code. I will check wires though that sounds like a weird solution.

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2007

    when power turned on reads"f61" then turn self off??????

  • Anonymous May 24, 2008

    speakers crackled initially and now cannot sustain power.

    tried cheking power cable and speaker connections but all looks ok

  • eg_perkins Jul 09, 2008

    i'm getting the same F61 code.  how hard is it to find an amp and replace it?

  • Nova Karen Aug 05, 2008

    as soon as i switch it on it immediately switch off and bring me the F61 error message. tried to unplug all cables but still the main unit can't stay on power

  • marigo Apr 02, 2009

    the same problem....

  • tiagobarbosa Apr 19, 2009

    i had the same problem a year ago, but sudenly it stars to work again.
    It was in warranty whe the problem appeared for the first time, and disapeared alone.
    i thought i would never have the same problem again, but now, it happenend. I´ve tried to switch of all the audio cables, but the problem still happening...



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Check to make sure none of the speaker wires are touching the case. If not, unhook them all and see if problem persists. If it does then the amp is damaged. If not then plug one spkr in at a time and check to see which one is causing the problem.

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The promblem could be that one of the two fans stops running. This causes a feedback response to the circuit system and shuts down with F61 error. Replacing the fan is easy and should not cost any more than £5

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Cehcked all speakers...all are fine.  what is the difficulty in replacing the amp???

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