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F61 Error Code Panasonic SA-AK500 Audio w/ CD Exchange

I have found that others have had the same problem with this model. I am just curious as to what specific parts I can try and replace to fix the problem. I have heard it may be the voltage regulator / ics. If anyone would be generous enough to supply me with specific part numbers that would be a blessing. Poor girl, who doesn't have the money to take it to a service tech. and/or buy a new stereo! Thanks in advance.

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  • cazy34 Mar 29, 2008

    I'm in the same boat sick of the darn thing turning itself off error code F61. I thought I had a good product until now! anyone with any ideas on this would be good. But looking through here seems all the panasonic models crash like this in the end.

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    Gotta love F61........the stereo turns on long enough to show the error code then shuts itself down. Should I consider it a junker and trash it?

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2008

    hi! mine has got the same problem...i've noticed the cooling fan at the back is also not working...i found out that its comming from an STK# with a different IC which connecting to speakers

  • rodo22 Apr 13, 2008

    f61 on screen

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    Mine is doing the same f61 thing.



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The output IC may be defective. Part number RSN35H2-P.

Posted on Mar 23, 2008

  • havedecat50 Dec 14, 2010

    What is output IC? You didn't answer the question. The error message says F61--and nothing else and power shuts off and when it's turned on you hear a loud noise. Do you know what is causing that and can this unit be fixed??

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    Jdvillanueva Dec 27, 2010

    i've encountered cases that f61 code appear and i found out that the fan was defective which the sensor sense it and shuts down the unit after 3-5 mins.check the fan if it is working and if yes it is your output i.c. shuts down your unit.


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Most propably the problem is a dirty socket on card number: RJB2191B which is the card on the side of the system connected to the power amp. the socket is propably CN603A but if i were you i would take all ribbon cables out clean the sockets with contact cleaner and clean also the ribbon cables. insert the cables back in the sockets respectively and check for any dry joints under the sockets,(could be the cause also), check everything is in place and switch on.
hope this helped. Roderick Bonello,15 years electronics field engineer.

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Whats f61 mean

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Check d503 10 volt zener diode

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Replace output ic as mentioned above.shorted speaker voice coil was the culprit in this case.

Posted on May 17, 2009

Dude, the AMP is dead :(~~

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