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F61 - error code. This will trigger if the unit has gone into overload to avoid further damaged to other parts. The common causes of this error code. 1. Output IC - this is the most common caused of the error code. Once shorts happened to this IC, it will trigger the error code. Exposure to high volume and/or running in the long time will caused this IC to shorts and produce an overload.
2. Shorted Speaker - if one of your speakers shorts, error code will appear also. This may isolate by disconnecting the speaker to the set and play the unit *****. If the symptom still there the fault came from the unit itself.
3. Shorted Inputs - inputs connector is also prone to shorts due to frequent bending and pulling. To isolate this from fault, disconnect all the inputs connected to the unit like the aux input, antenna, mic, etc.
4. Faulty power supply - once gone to out-of-regulation condition, the error code will appear to protect the most expensive parts from further damaged.Bad solder joints in this section is also to consider.
5. Faulty Fan and its circuitry - F61 will appear only after a minute of operation not upon powering on the unit. Check the fan if working or not...
Also, check whether your unit is still within the warranty period, because the manufacturer will fix it for free.

Technics Audio... | Answered on Nov 14, 2018

The drive ic is shorted or there is a small transistor that is bad not having the unit on a bench is is hard to track down the part. But it is a easy fix if you find the service manual and can do soldering the manual will tell you where to find the part that is making to run away! The main thing is to find the parts is you find the # on the parts I can or you can look up those parts. Good luck.

Technics Audio... | Answered on Nov 09, 2018

Have you tried cleaning the unit, there are discs to do that, 4 years is a long time?

Technics Audio... | Answered on Oct 01, 2018



take the cover off, airdust it , check wiring harness on main board and back board. resecure. while leaving the cover off get a table fan and point air at it while its on. if it behaves you can now build yourself a internal fan out of an old computer fans ..


Technics Audio... | Answered on Sep 29, 2018

Turn the volume down to less than half.
Try each of the input select switches, and make sure the monitor switch is in the proper position,
If you have not used this stereo before, make sure the jumpers are connected on the back of the unit from PRE OUT to MAIN IN.
(If it was working OK and now it is not, the connectors on the back are fine..)

Technics Audio... | Answered on Sep 29, 2018

On some systems F61 is to do with the fan not working properly, sometimes blocked with dust. On others it's a power amplifier failure. Yours does sound like a power amp problem, but both should be checked.

Technics Audio... | Answered on Sep 27, 2018

Depends what the issue is.

Technics Audio... | Answered on Aug 23, 2018

To be honest most people simply replace the keyboard than try and fix them. They are not expensive. You could have a problem with the driver for the keyboard, so you could update it. That's worth a try before chucking the keyboard!

Technics Audio... | Answered on Aug 12, 2018

Hi if u have checked everything out
the only thing left is to replace the
IC.amplifier chip which is bolted to the large silver heat sink...when u replace make sure u put some new heat sink compound on the IC ..if u don't know how to use a soldering iron properly don't attempt to do it u can easily destroy the new IC chip with heat .cheers

Technics Audio... | Answered on Aug 12, 2018

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