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"DV IF" Flashing

Just started a job that uses a Canon XL1s. When I turn it on the red tape icon with a slash keeps flashing and just to the left and below the battery is another flashing icon that I can't make out. Below that in flashing white letters is the message "DV IF."

I tried to run a head cleaner cassette, but the camera won't do anything. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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To get rid of the DV IF flashing go to >menu>systems>DV control ...OFF. (page 63 in the instruction manual)

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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I had the same Problem red flash and DV IF flashing, so i pressed eject and then pressed in the tape slot manually then closed the tape door. works great again!

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Hi
Had same problem all I had to do was buy a dv head cleaning tape about £5.00
just had to play cleaning tape for 10 sec and fixed hope its same for you
Olly0404

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