Question about Canon XL1S Mini DV Digital Camcorder

2 Answers

Flashing icon hi my canoin xl1 recently start3d flashing a small red symbol..it looks like a little boat with a diaginal line through it..i dont know what it is..any suggestions?

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2007

    I think that is the tape icon. Mine is doing the same thing. I dont know how to make it stop, it wont record...



  • mbhoja Nov 10, 2008

    i have a red icon flashing in the center of the screen and it wont go away,how do i remove this

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    i have the same problem, i tried the head cleaning cassette, but it hasn't gone away!

  • bholling55 Feb 04, 2009

    I changed the battery and the small red light went off but the red cassett tape with line through it is still there, and it won't record

×

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 8 Answers

I just fixed mine accidentally... Try this: with Camera on open tape deck, then manually press in the tape cartrige till it clicks in and you hear the tape gears turning then close the tape door last. email me if it works for any of you. lbclassics@gmail.com

Posted on Feb 23, 2010

Ad

Had you cheked the backup batery, like a watch batterie under the camera, i think it could be this

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a very small icon in red on the viewing


From what you are saying it sounds like the battery warning symbol. Have a look at page 150 onwards in the instruction manual. All the symbols are displayed there.

Mar 14, 2010 | Canon MV530i Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Flashing red symbol on screen - not 'no cassette loaded' symbol.


I had the same problem with my ZR800. After lots of searching on the net I found out what the symbol indicates. It means that the little battery that holds the memory for the clock is weak. It's under a little cover behind the main battery compartment. I put in a new one that the flashing icon is gone. I put the battery I took out into another ZR800 and the icon started flashing on it. A simple solution that Canon should have posted in the manual.

Dec 19, 2009 | Canon ZR800 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

I have a zr100 camcorder and I have a red flashing icon underneath the battery icon. It looks like a boat with a diagonal line through it with an arrow to the right of the line.


On page 24 of the manuel it shows the symbol that you mentioned below the battery symbol. It's labeled item 4. Which states "flashes in red when the lithium button battery is not installed, or when it needs replacing". I guess you need to check the lithium battery with a voltmeter to see if it's any good.

Dec 04, 2009 | Canon Video Cameras

1 Answer

Model MV6i Camera works but have flashing red icon adjacent battery icon which looks like a 'little man in a row boat '!


This symbol means that your backup battery needs to be replaced. It is a "button battery", type CR1616. Instructions for replacing it are in the manual, which is available to view or download here.

Aug 26, 2009 | Canon MV6iMC Mini DV Digital Camcorder

2 Answers

Flashing Red Light....


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.

Jan 27, 2009 | Canon XL1S Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

I have a canon XL1 which has red icon in the viewfind looks a bit like a small cell with a line through it. any ideas


That symbol means that the backup (date) battery needs to be replaced. This is a button style battery and the replacement number is CR2025. It is located in a holder that slides out of its slot on the bottom of the camera. To keep your current settings, make sure you have the normal battery installed and put the unit in STANDBY mode when changing the backup battery.

May 06, 2008 | Cameras

3 Answers

Flashing red symbol like a bowl crossed out


it means you have no back up battery installed to save time/date info. I know on the GL2 if you open the LCD screen there is another small plastic tab you can open and insert a relatively small battery. Do it and the icon will disappear. Otherwise its no big deal. If you dont need time/date stamps on your tapes then there is no need to install the battery unless you are just annoyed.

Feb 22, 2008 | Canon GL2 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Flashing warning


Your CR1616 battery is not installed properly. +sign to +sign
lockwood.b@sbcglobal.net

Dec 22, 2007 | Video Cameras

3 Answers

Canon xl1


I had the exact same problem; my tape icon was flashing red with a line through it and the recorder would not record, no matter how hard I begged it to. After a full day of frustration, I called the videographer who had used it previously. There is a little trick.

1. Open the exterior tape door with the "Eject" button.
2. Wait, dont touch the tape. The little metal encasement will pop over and open within a few seconds.
3. To properly put the tape in, insert tape, push the little metal door that sais "Push this first".
4. Then push the exterior door closed.

Voila! Thats all there is to it!

Sep 09, 2007 | Canon XL1S Mini DV Digital Camcorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon XL1S Mini DV Digital Camcorder Logo

1,004 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Video Cameras Experts

Pieter Vleeshouwers
Pieter Vleeshouwers

Level 3 Expert

1981 Answers

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

82322 Answers

Steve Mason

Level 2 Expert

305 Answers

Are you a Canon Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...