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Error code f61 on model Panasonic SC-PT950

Turns on shuts off. very dissapointed. unit was very expensive and dealer refuses to help. any solutions?

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  • stevocarp Sep 12, 2008

    while watching a DVD the unit simply powered off and then back on with an error code of F61 for about 5 seconds.  it is now useless and Panasonic has been completely useless and unwilling to help.  they wont even admit that the problem is rampant.  panasonic sucks and we all need to boycott this lousy company.  buy sony,  their things may be made in China also, but with superior components.  

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    Same Problem.

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appman67
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SOURCE: f61 fault

Although the Panasonic Home Theater systems are great when they work properly. If your machine displays the "f61" error message, it's likely to be little more than a paper weight for the average person. The inner workings of the machine are rather complex to disassemble for diagnostics. And can take several hours to check all the components. The best advice I can give you is to sell the machine on e-bay as a broken item. If you offer shipping you can get more money for a complete system (speakers & all).

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

tech48
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SOURCE: Error code F61 on Technics SC-DV150

The F61 error is an amplifier failure.This error can be caused by a blown channel or even a failure in the power supply which causes the unit to detect an amplifier failure because the power supply is not supplying the proper voltage to the amplifier. On more rare occasions this can be caused by broken solder connections in the amplifier and/or power supply. Without having the receiver in front of me to troubleshoot it is impossible to tell you exactly what the cause is.

It can be fixed, but it will require some decent electronic skills. If you do not have a multimeter, soldering equipment, and an understanding of electronic components it would be best to let a service center look at it for you. If you do have these tools and would like to try and fix it yourself, let me know and I may be able to guide you thru the troubleshooting process.

Dave

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Panasonic SC-PT950 Wireless Speakers Question

It is pairing process again.

Inside the Main set operating instruction can help you solve it.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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SOURCE: SC-BT 100 Error Code f61

Had the same problem. Found that the code refers to the cooling fan. Could be that the fan is dusty or not running when the system starts up. I removed the fan with the two screws and reseated the plug. Make certain that the short, black wire (that seems to go to nothing) is securing the plug to the board.

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

lock123
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SOURCE: Repeated F61 fault code on Panasonic Home cinema

Hello

F 61 error means the failure of FAN
most probably dust in the fan made it to stop working so clean the dust and connect the fan to an external supply of 12v(using red and black wire) for 5 minutes and reconnect it to the unit otherwise replace the fan with new one.
Surely this will solve the problem.


Kind regards
Andrea

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

Testimonial: "Sounds most probable, so have just finished dusting it and will let you know outcome, many thanks. H"

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How can I correct F61 error?


See page 37 of the user manual.
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Error F61

Check and correct the speaker cord connections. If this does not fix the problem, there is a power supply problem. Consult the dealer.
http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/SAHT730.PDF

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Why my dvd players show error f 16.i aslo cant`t on my player and then the error dissappear.why?


Hello,
Are you sure you are not getting a code F61? I don't see in the manual a code f-16. It's says to "When a unit displays F61 - check and correct the speaker cable connections, If this does not fix the problem then consult the dealer." That is strait out of the manual for your theater system. I have uploaded a couple of diagrams to aid you with double checking your wiring. Should this not work then you must contact your dealer.
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Turn on dvd panasonic sc-ht440 the display see me f61


Hi, F61 is and amp error code. probably needs an output ic. could be a shorted speaker or bad cooling fan. Disconnect all speakers and turn it on. if the fans run and it still displays f61 then odds are very good an amp ic is bad.'''Hope it helped.

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At power on, displays F61 code and switches off


F61 is an error code.
It will automatically shuts down your unit.
This is very common on your unit.

Try to checked if the fan is working or not.
I have repaired some unit before, this is the caused why f61 appeared.
The symptom is shutting down the unit after a few minute.
If the fan is not working it will shuts off automatically to avoid further damaged to your output I.C. from overheating.

If confirmed that the fan is working then I've suspect that your output I.C./pre-amplifier circuit is faulty.
This is quit technical and need to send to repair shop to isolate the faulty parts.
The output IC of your unit is RSN series and quite expensive.

Pls rate my help.

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Panasonic Dvd Home Sound system SC-PT950 code f61


The F61 is the coded "protect mode" indication. The internal amp chip has failed. It sounds like this system should still be under warranty. Return it for warranty service. The amp chip will be replaced.

Sorry about hte delayed response. I was away in business for a few days.
Dan

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F61


check the fan

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The F61 indicates protect mode. There is a problem with the output stage of the amplifier section and the unit shuts down to prevent further damage. This unit will require service of the amp section. You can try to contact Panasonic for the service manual.

The output amp pac is an RSN311W64D at a cost of $95 plus shipping.

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Turns off


My system does the same thing with F61 displaying for 5 seconds before shutting off. I took the fan in the rear off, and noticed that it came on to the touch but didnt stay on continuously. However, when it came on It started performing normally. So, I also noticed that the insides where the fan was located became warm when no air was blowing on it. System will shut off to protect itself. Dont know how to get fan off yet. But fan for my model is sold on Panosonic Website. Not very expensive if you know how to install. Around $17.00 for fan itself. If someone knows how to install , please send message.

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