Hello, my name is Rusty. Pull the problem tape out, and look at the side that comes out facing you. Is there a little square or rectangle hole that you can see?
Ok, and do you see anything else in the display? That is not a typical error code, but some of the codes are abbreviated.
Yes, this is strange. Does it force you to reprogram the channels, or is that just something you did as a precaution?
It really seems like there is an IC that is going out, and it will soon be useless. You may want to consider looking at buying another machine, or contacting Panasonic for repair. The tape playing has nothing to do with the channel scan, so it's something that controls both, which would be the motherboard. That's not a good sign.
I want you to call Panasonic and see if they can fix it for you, or offer you a new unit at a discounted rate. 0344(###) ###-####/p>
You are very welcome. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but 7 years these days is quite a long time for a recorder to be fully functional. If you like Panasonic, there is nothing wrong with that brand. Another favorite of mine is the Toshiba DVR620KU. It's a solid machine.
You're not a pain at all! That's what I'm here for, you've been more than pleasant. If you could rate my service with you today, I will receive credit for working with you.