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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?

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  • 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

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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. [email protected]

Posted on Feb 23, 2010

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Anonymous

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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