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I get a flashing red warning symbol during play and record. It is on the bottom LHS of the screen just above the 'camera shake' indicator and looks like an oval with a back slash through it. This symbol is not in the manual and the video recorder seems to work ok. Any ideas what it means ? Thanks

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I think it's the button cell that's CR1616 that's hidden when your battery is in the camcorder. Remove the battery to reveal that little plate to replace your button cell. It functions properly just that time and date might not be recorded.

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