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Hi, I'm Nathan.Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with this but I'll do my best to help you.
Could you tell me the model number of your panasonic please?
Thank you for the information,
Are you able to play back recordings or discs still?
Thanks for confirming,
please press and hold the Power button on the front for 10 seconds and let me know if the same error still shows.
Okay now that it is off, press and hold 10 seconds again
Thank you for checking
Unfortunately, the issues you are experiencing are symptomatic of an internal hardware defect, meaning a faulty control/tuner board, though there are many possible failure points. This issue could be a manufacturing defect, but is also often caused by a power event (shock/surge, prolonged over/under voltage condition, etc).This could also be the result of age related wear and tear; as a 2008 model, that type of failure wouldn’t be surprising. This unit is at double its service life at this point.There is one step you can take here, both as a possible fix, as well as a diagnostic evaluation:1) Unplug the power cord from the outlet2) Wait at least 1 hour (60+ Minutes)3) Press and hold the power button (on the set, not the remote) for 60 seconds4) Keep holding power button while plugging back in, and for another 60 seconds after. When plugging back in, go directly to the wall outlet, bypassing any power strips or surge protectors.If this reset process does not work, it would unfortunately confirm an internal hardware failure.This is something that would require repairs to correct; though repairs for these units just isn't feasible. There are no parts available for them any longer and labor alone would be 2-3 times the cost of a new system.I can help you with finding a repair shop, or recommending replacement options, if desired.My apologies for the news,
Honestly there really are not any. Optical technology is now considered obsolete and all vhs manufacturing stopped about 5 years ago.
You can certainly buy a new PVR (hard drive based recorder) though, and a separate dvd player,
but to get one that records to dvd you'd be looking at buying an old/used model.
Here is a replacement (hdd only) model I'd suggest: http://amzn.to/2HerXy5
You're very welcome, and my apologies again fro the news.