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

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Re: flashing icon

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.

Posted on Feb 23, 2010

Re: flashing icon

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

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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1. Open the exterior tape door with the "Eject" button.
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