I know this has maybe been covered before, but my problem is that the recorder I have keeps giving me problems and the retailer is prepared to exchange it but I have a lot of recordings I would to keep. I am wondering if anyone has a solution
Easiest way is copy in realtime to a device from analogue outputs to a device with analogue to digital conversion. eg DVD recorder or USB device on a PC (like the many such devices used to create DVD's from analogue content. Other than that a games HDMI recorder with some form of HDCP defeat device. Google is your friend. As Black Hole says unless you have precious personal content, there's not much that you won't be able to record again eventually.