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SA-HT640 I always get an error code F61 when I try to turn it on. My speakers and connections are ok. What can I do? Thanks, Alberto. tecni_fireelectronics@hotmail.com

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  • Chris Bothwell Jul 25, 2008

    Panasonic SA-HT640 surround sound dvd player displays F61 code and powers off after less than a year use.

  • canobiusbass Sep 05, 2008

    the F61 thing appears right after i turn on the dvd player and then shuts off

  • Anonymous Nov 16, 2008

    I have samwe problem - Unit turns off after a few minutes or sometimes longer. It used to give an error code now I don't even get that.

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I had the same problem and when I talked to the Panasonic Tech they told me to check my speaker connections and once I convinced them that I have not touched the connections since I originally connected the speakers. they then told me that it was a power supply fault and I needed to take it to a dealer. I did a little research and found that the cooling fan was not working, which is another reason for the F61 fault. Check to make sure your fan is running. If not, it is very easy to replace, two screws and one connection.

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This code refers to a High Limit Temp. condition.
This is most likely caused by the cooling fan.
If the Fan has stopped running or not running at full speed, you will recv. this error message and the temp. reaches high-end limit.
Please check the cooling fan, any possible air flow restrictions and correct running RPM.

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Im having a erorr saying f61


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I get a code F61 and it wont even turn on.


well i got the same problem .,, every time i want to turn it on, the F61 code comes up. how can i fix it?

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