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My PANASONIC stereo hi fi keeps displaying an error code F61

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My PANASONIC stereo hi fi keeps displaying an error code F61 when I try o play a disc. My model number is XXXXX HELP!!
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Josh C replied 8 years ago.

Do you have any electronics background or electrical repair experience?

This is a common problem, but it requires a bit of troublshooting as the AK units were a bit "over-engineered".

“F61” is displayed. Check and correct the speaker cords connection.
If this does not fix the problem, there is a power supply problem. Consult the dealer. (or JustAnswer, lol)

If you DO have electronics experience, and understand component level repairs, I can help you through this, If not, then I can only tell you that this repair is best suited for a Pro...

You can contact UNITED RADIO REPAIR in Syracuse NY, They offer a mail in repair service, and will repair your unit for $70.00 plus $12.50 Shipping. you can check them out at
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Tried the speaker connections - still an error
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
we had a look at the boards inside the stereo - may be a burnt connection between one board and the speakers - not sure - am assuming this is too complex for us to fix?
Expert:  Josh C replied 8 years ago.
Well, I cant really guage from here, but usually once there are visibly burned components, it is a sure sign something else caused it, I would definately recommend a professional repair.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thank you!