I have done that and the result is thd same.
I do not want to purchase a new remote at this stage only to find this is not the problem. The recorder will still power up and I did make a recording from my Sky box. If it is the main board, my -fi retailer told me that I would no longer be able to purchase replacement parts machine. Too old.
Thanks . I can live without recording from my Skybox but I can't live without playback of my existing box sets or any future same. I will try a universal remote as you suggest and I will use the link in your answers, But if it comes to a new set can you recommend.
Sorry delay, but had a visitor. Thanks . Excellent service.