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Error Message My Home Theater System is displaying F61. I had someone unplug the cable connecting to the woofer and the system for a couple of hours then repluged and nothing same error message. Please help.

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  • wilzz_05 Aug 16, 2008

    my panasonic home theater system displays F61 and it will not turn on...can anybody please help me how to fix this problem, model SA-HT650

  • syco_71 Sep 19, 2008

    Mine is doing the same. It started this morning. Am I able to get this fixed somewhere or is there something I can do?

  • stuart0767 Sep 23, 2008

    i have the same problem with my SA-HT540 turns off after 3 seconds displaying F61 does anyone know how to cure this fault ??

  • Anonymous Oct 31, 2008

    when I turn it on my dvd displays code F:61 and shuts off.

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    my Home theare system is ht-995 when i turn it on show to me "reset and f 61" Please help me
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  • johnross462 Feb 24, 2009

    Panasonic Home Theatre SA HT 440. When I turn the machine on the error code F61 comes up and then it shuts itself off. When I consult the manual it says " check and corect the speaker cable connections". I'll do it on the weekend, has anybody tried this?

  • m_lookabill Feb 26, 2009

    My Panasonic DVD Home Theater Sound Sytem is Model # SA-HT 640. When I push the open button, the message reads "HELLO" and then "F61" and then ot shuts off. The first time it did this, it came open and then immediately shut and began flashing this message. Can anyone help me.


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The F61 indicates a problem detected in the output amp stage and the unit us shutdown to prevent further damage. If you can supply the model number, I can give you the part required and the approximate cost.


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    mbracciodiet Sep 23, 2012

    hi dan how are you? I hope that you still can recieve this message because I cannot find anyone to help me. My model number is SA-BTT75. Thank you very much you can email me at thanks againi

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    Model HTS3450/37

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    Dana Chabalik Feb 11, 2013

    Not realizing I might be able to fix the fan it's self I threw it out when I removed I just need a replacement I'm always repairing things n can find out side replacement parts but when it comes to the internal components the spots I'm not suppose to be playing w,I can never find the parts I need


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My home theatre is displaying F61.I unpluged the power cables leading from the transformer to the board for about an hour after which i put it back togather.same problem,what should i do.

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Read your manual, it should tell you how to reset your system under troubleshooting. Try that before buying any parts or spending any excess money. I just reset mine after it was displaying F61 after about 10 seconds of being powered on and now it works like a charm.


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Mine is doing the same.... SA-HT340....

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Mine is doing the same .... model number is SA dk 1.. please help me.!

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My Home Theater System is displaying F61,it's a panasonic SA - HT744

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Hi dan
my DVD home thearter sound system is doing the same turning on for about 3 seconds then turning off, while it is on it displays F61
my model number is SA-HT540
could u please email me back with the part number and wether i can take it anywere to be fixed to
Matt p

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Mine is doing the same.... HT740....

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