Question about Panasonic Audio Players & Recorders
Let me guess. You have a Panasonic SA series receiver.
I hate to say this, but the music is going to be delayed. You are not alone with the dread 'f61' error. It occurs for a lot of reasons. The cause is a burned out IC.
But it's fixable. Learn more:
I did a little more searching on the causes (and solution) of your 'F61' error.
According to the manual, it is a fault with AC power or the speakers. (Not!!)
According to Panasonic Customer Support (and I quote):
"Thank you for your email enquiry.
To clarify, the F61 that has been displayed is a self-diagnostic fault
code, requiring attention by a qualified engineer. This is not an inherent
fault with the product but a guide for the engineer to know where, within
the product, he should seek the cause of the problem.
We suggest that the product is submitted to either your retailer or to an
authorised service agent for attention. Those in your local area can be
found through our website;"
(This is a copy of the e-mail response, the spelling errors are theirs, not mine.)
Thereal cause is heat. There is an Integrated Circuit (STK470-050) thathas become notorious for failing throughout the Panasonic SA Series.
WhilePanasonic's suggestion to take it to a qualified dealership does meritconsideration, they may charge you morethan it would cost to replace.
Ifyou were inclined to fix it yourself,. If you also have experience with a soldering gun andpatience, you can fix it yourself for under Forty dollars.
Belowis a link to a discussion page devoted to 'F61' Errors. Some of themgot tired of waiting and found a way to fix it themselves.
Click here for the Stereo411 site.
What you're looking for is a post by 'ragtop67gto'.
It's an excellent step by step of the fix. The decisionto fix it will depend on your comfort level with a soldering gun. Butit will be an informed decision.
Click here for a source to purchase the IC chip.
Even though the fix is involved, it's still a fix, don't forget to Rate this response.
(Personal Note: If you thought about fixing it yourself, even for a second; Go for it, little risk, high reward.)
Posted on Aug 10, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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