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Flashing red icon

We have a flashing red icon on the bottom left of the screen in both camera and playback. We cannot find this in the manual. The camera seems to record and play OK.

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The flashing red icon means the CR1616 backup battery is dead--they only last about a year. See page 23 in the manual for pictures and details.

I don't know why they don't show this icon with the other on-screen icons. The camera will work fine without that battery except it will not be able to record the correct date and time and it may not save your settings.

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It must be the internal battery problem. Change the button cell that is located near the charging input jack.

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