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Panasonic sa-dt310 fault 61 showing

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  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2007

    When turned on it reads:

    "Reset DVD"
    The system then turns off.

    I have tried shutdown all power & disconnect - then start up again and also checked and re-connected all cables, especially speaker cables. (As the book says i"F67" is a speaker cable short out problem)

    The player still does same thing as described above.

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2008

    all same

  • lozy Apr 04, 2008

    i have just trned my paansonic sa dt310 on and it came up with f61. have tried disconnecting and checking all wires no luck there. it did make a whirring noise yesterday but stopped so didnt think nothing of it.

  • Anonymous Jul 01, 2008

    i turn the power on and it comes up with "f61" and then says dvd reset. i have tried turning it off and on and un plugging it. but it doesnt sound like its working properly?

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  • moravianphil Apr 19, 2009

    i have this problem too. can't even work out how to open the cae to check the fan. Has anyone managed to resolve these problems yet with the SA-DT310.



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Same problem here. In my case, it's a problem with the fan. I solved this (for the time being...) by cleaning the fan.

1. remove the 3 screws fixing the cover (at the back of your DT310);
2. the 2 side covers come off easily, but to release the (plastic) top cover, you need to push in the cover at both sides to let it come off the retaining hooks (take a closer look at the side of the top cover, you'll see what I mean);
3. remove the 2 screws holding the remaining metal cover, and move this cover backwards;
4. now you can check, clean or replace the fan.

Putting it back together should be easy now. ;-)

Good luck!

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How to repair panasonic SA-DT310, F61 fault code, including how to remove casing for inspection of electronics.

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Just had this problem for the second time having cleaned the fan over a year ago - a clean didn't work this time around.
The panasonic part is difficult to find and expensive so I replaced the 12V 100ma fan with a 40mm x 10mm silent type from ebay (

Posted on Oct 21, 2010

  • Sock Puppet Oct 21, 2010

    That should read £2.99 including postage - it works fine.


It is definetly the fan!

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

  • dkoffler593 Dec 16, 2010

    I spent a couple of hours searching for a suitable fan yesterday and you can either pay £17 and get a replacement original from Panasonic who gave me the number for Seme NEDIS Ltd or buy a slightly higher spec (0.13A versus 0.11A) 40mm 12V RG08J from Maplins for £6.99. it comes with loose wire ends so I simply cut the original two pin fitting about an inch away from fitting and then joined the loose wires of the new fan to the cut and bared ends of the wires coming out of the original 2 pin plug using electrical insulation tape. It works perfectly and runs silently. So total cost of fix was £6.99!

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    duffisrar Oct 19, 2012

    i cleand the fan but still it showing the same problem f61 anyone can help me out here plzz :(


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I have just got mine to work fine now, after having the same problem. I turned on the unit, after 1 or 2 seconds, it would say 'DVD RESET', then it would say 'F61', and then just switch off.
I opened the amp, the fan looked clean. Closed the amp.
Then reconnected all speakers (from scratch) and now it's working fine. Some of the connections were frayed, so they had to be twisted again. I think the ehow site says to connect the copper wire to negative terminal, and silver to positive, but in the manual it's the other way round. Just to be clear, I've got:
copper -> +
silver -> --

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I had the same issue, i opened up the unit and cleaned the fan and it works now. Thanks for your help

Posted on Jan 02, 2013

I've had the same problem, well, the F61 and turning of part. In my case it was the fan, so I'd suggest you'd check it, if its running properly.

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