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F61 error I have a Panasonic SA-HT940 Home Theater in a Box. Recently, whenever I have the volume above a certain level, the player shuts off and displays the error message "F61". Not only can I not turn the player up loud enough to clearly hear dialogue on some discs, but whenever a sudden loud noise occurs (like a gunshot or an explosion) the error pops up again. This appears to be a common problem among this model of player. Panasonic has been absolutely no help, due to the warranty has expired (they directed me to an "authorized service center 2 hours away). What can I do to fix this myself?

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  • crawfordj Apr 08, 2008

    I checked, and my speaker wires are not frayed or crossed.

  • crawfordj Apr 08, 2008

    I really appreciate your help. Would repairing this be something that I could accomplish by myself? What tools would I need? I ask only because there do not seem to be any repair shops around where I live (Western Virginia). I could eventually get it to a shop, but it would be much easier if I could just knock it out by myself.

  • crawfordj Apr 09, 2008

    Wow, I had no idea it would be that expensive. I think I'm going to demanding that Panasonic replace my player, as it appears that this problem is very common to this type of receiver. You have been a big help and I really appreciate it!

  • deze69 Jun 03, 2008

    when I turn it up above a certain level or a loud noise occurs it shuts off and reads check speaker wires



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If memory serves me correctly, the F61 message is teh shorthand for protect mode. There is a problem with the output section that is being detected. The unit shuts down to prevent additional damage to either the amp section or the speakers. I'll look up your specific model for more details. In the meantime, check the speaker wires to be sure that they are not frayed and crossed.


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  • ABRsvcs Apr 08, 2008

    Thanks for the update. This means that the problem is internal to the amp. I don't recall whether or not your model uses an amp pack. I'll check on that tonight. The output section will require repair. If it is just discrete transistors figure on $15-$25 in parts plus the local labor charge for repair. If it uses an amp pac (these are specific to Panasonic), then the parts cost could go up to $75,


  • ABRsvcs Apr 09, 2008

    IF you are comfortable with soldering, you should be able to repair this. Open up the unit and look for large dark gray "ICs". These will be about 2 inches by 3 inches in size. If you have them, post here the numbers and I'll confirm the ones you need to replace.


  • ABRsvcs Apr 09, 2008

    I located the output amp pac. It is: RSN704D66 at a cost of $120 plus shipping.


  • ABRsvcs Apr 09, 2008

    Since yuo can hear some sound, the pac is not completely smoked. There is a possiblity that the supporting components leading up to the amp pac are defective. This would significantly reduce the cost, but there is still some time involved in finding the problem.

    Good luck.




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