- Warwickshire, UK
The red light is just the standby light, and should go out when the system is switched on (playing radio, CD or tape). The green light means that the timer is set, and you should be able to cancel this from the front panel using the SETUP then TIMER setting.
Are you only trying to operate the unit from the front panel, or also from a remote? I ask this because the front panels have been know to fail on these systems – the symptom is that just some of the buttons stop working.