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Blinking red timer light

Nikon 5200 coolpix camera.
I downloaded my pictures to my computer - now the camera will not take any more pictures. Their is a light that looks like a red timer that is blinking.

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The blinking red timer means that the date isn't set on your camera. Go to the set up screen and set the date. I'm not sure why you wouldn't be able to take pictures, though...

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