hi my name is paul and my awa dvd recorder is showing the standby light is on but the system will not power upp.
Welcome to the forum Paul
What model's your DVD recorder (model number), I'm guessing the make is Aiwa?
Time for a new one. They are not very dear now.
Have you tried to power it up via front panel (bad batteries on remote?)
And if you have - then I'd check PSU caps...