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My SC-HT440 surround sound system reads F61 I have checked

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My SC-HT440 surround sound system reads F61 I have checked all lines. Could it be the Digital Transceiver is bad?
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: Panasonic SC-HT440 at least 10-12 years old
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Been going on for at least 5 years. Tried all wiring and cable checks. Have not tried a new SH-FX60T Modular Transceiver.
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 20 days ago.
Category: Home Theater-Stereo
Expert:  Louie replied 20 days ago.

Hi Paul and welcome to the site, I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.

Initially, the described symptom almost always is an internal hardware issue.

Are you then considering a DIY (do-it-yourself) repair approach? If yes, do you have access to and familiar with a multi-meter and even a soldering iron?