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Power light comes on, goes off, comes on, goes off repeatedly

Hi, I have a Canon XL1s that I haven't used for around a year. I've just been getting it ready for a shoot on Tuesday. The batteries are all charged up but when I connect a battery and turn on the camera, the red power light turns on momentarily and then off again, then it'll come back on again and then off. It repeats this until I turn it off.
Looking in the viewfinder it tries to light up and then dies again. Then repeats this each time the power light comes on.
I also had to change the back-up battery.
I'm tearing my hair out trying to understand what is wrong and can't find anything in the manual relating to this. Please can someone advise urgently?!
Thank you
Rich

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The battery had probably died

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If it has been left unused for a year,the battery had probably died - it may attempt to charge, but won't hold a charge. Replace it.

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