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Flashing Red Light....

My Canon XL1 is flashing a red light where the Power light normally turns on. What are your thoughts? I've turned it off and turned it back on and even rotated through the various settings and still the red flashing light.


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The flashing "boat" in the middle of the viewfinder just means the button battery is dead. Camera will still work. It's the little pull-out light grey plastic thing that's next to the heel of your right hand when you're using the camera normally. You need a CR2025 cell.

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I have a flashing red light with a line and + on top?

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