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When turning on my Panasonic SA-HT940 the code f61 dispalyes and the unit turns off.

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Have to agree with bestdarngood and Benimur that it is the voltage regulator.

Here is good troubleshooting guide.

May come in handy also if you choose to take it to a service technician.

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Hi cwg110552,

with the indulgence of bestdarngood...

If I may offer an alternative possibility, either IC501 (as bestdarngood) has posted or the regulator (IC502) in the power supply section.

For reference, pls view this post of a similar concern on another model.

Other possibilities are:
1. fan not turning;
2. cold solder;
3. looses connections;
4. one of the other components/systems hooked up to the power supply is causing a fault (tuner, disc player).

Hope this be of additional help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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This is most likely a power supply problem.
F61 for model SAHT75 = Power amplifier output error or power supply circuit error.
Supply voltage for IC501 (Power Amplifier).
Approx. +60.0V dc at pins 3 & 20.
Approx. -60.0V dc at pins 4 & 21.
A qualified engineer may check the above voltages.
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Another possible solution might be to hold down the power button until the unit restarts itself a few times, and/or before-hand unplugging the unit from the outlet.


Please be careful when working on any electronic device and let me know if you have any further questions.


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Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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