Silver MemberUsername: Shawnharman
Post Number: 212
Platinum MemberUsername: Jan_b_vigne
Post Number: 18426
Looks as though you have a 15 year old AVR. On this forum, we tend to give any AVR about a 5-6 year life span before it craps out. Some longer, some shorter. The commmon thread running through all such failures however, is the common lack of a reason to repair an "old" AVR.
Features change and are added to a new AVR, new features require new connectors which can't be retrofitted to old gear. Large integrated circuits which control the functions of the AVR are probably no longer available after a five or so years and certainly not after a decade.
All that and more makes repairs of any old AVR less than sensical. I doubt you can find a shop that will touch this receiver. No shop wishes to be tied to a repair of "old stuff" that us very likely going to have more repair issues soon.
I doubt the front panel board has anything to do with the issues this receiver is displaying. Matters become worse if this unit has been in storage for a while. More than likely, the problems are in the power supply which is the heart of any modern amplifier. If so, I wouldn't bother putting money into a 15 year old AVR.
If you find a shop willing to look at the unit, ask them abut paying only for an estimate of repair costs and they'll deal with the least amount of money you can put into this one. If you decide to go ahead with the repairs, costs will be adjusted accordingly.