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New Card Card was full. So I bought a new card, Lexar 2GB SC Card. Put new card in and formated it. PROBLEM: Records 10 seconds and stops. Can't get it to record. There is a red icon blinking, I don't know what it is. Looks like a battery with a line through it. But the battery is on the camera and it is plugged into the outlet.

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  • HopperN Oct 30, 2008

    We tried 2 other cards. One of them is the old one which is full. The other works according to the owner so it should be an excellent new card.

  • HopperN Oct 30, 2008

    I am going today to the store to buy a battery and will try it when we get here tomorrow. Thanks for your tip. We had overlooked that battery hidden away. It's hard to find. Will try it tomorrow. Thank you very much for your help.


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I don't know if this is related to the recording problem, but I believe the red blinking icon may be telling you to replace the backup battery. It's a button-type battery and is located under a small panel located in the area where the LCD folds into, just below and to the left of the buttons there. The battery is a CR1616 battery. Try replacing it and see if it resolves the recording issue.

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  • horkybubba Sep 14, 2011

    I suspect that you are trying to use the card for video, not pictures. You can fill the card with pictures (pressing the "photo" button), but it will only record a few seconds of video:
    320x240 = 10 sec
    160x120 = 30 sec.
    This is because it will only accept SD/MMC cards (2gb max), not SDHC.


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