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Stereo featuring 5 disc CD changer, cassette player, and AM/FM radio. Model number SA-PM17.

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What dose FGI mean

At times it come up with FGI and then it doesn't work why it's this

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Hi @bishbish95 ,

Do you mean F61 perhaps?

According to the ifixit Panasonic SA-PM17 Troubleshooting guide, (scroll down to Messages Displayed on Screen), F61 indicates:

“ Check and correct the speaker cord connections. If this does not fix the problem, there is a power supply problem. Consult the dealer. “

If the speaker cord connections are secure and seem OK then here’s a link to the service manual schematics for the system, so that you can check out the power supply circuit for the unit etc.

To download the file when the sentence below the Document preview box changes from This file is downloadable free of charge: ...processing... to This file is downloadable free of charge: Download, click on Download, as this is the download link. Be patient, it takes a little while to find the file.

If this seems too daunting, contact a reputable, professional electronics repair service and ask for a quote to repair the system.

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This is a relatively common error on these devices. In many cases, the problem is simply poor solder connections on the regulator or the output AMP IC. If you cansolder and feel confident to work on these, open up the unit and look at the connections for hte output AMP. This should be a large multi-pin IC attached to the heat sink. Also attached to the heat sink should be a few 3-pin transistors (regulators actually), that may have bad connections as well.

The large IC should have RSN314 written on it. Check all the solder connections on any 3-pin component in the general area for rings. If present, resolder the joints.

Let us know the results.


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