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Old February 6th, 2003, 11:43 PM   #1
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weird flashing symbol on GL2

ever since i got my GL2 (week ago), i've been getting a small red flashing symbol on the screen. it is to the left (and little below) the battery symbol. it is red and it looks like a little boat w/ a cross coming out of it (?)...then there is a red slash through the "boat"....it doesn't seem to be affecting the camera, but i can't figure out what it is, and it's kind of annoying.
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Old February 7th, 2003, 12:00 AM   #2
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Sounds like it could be your backup battery warning. It may be time to replace it. Failing to do so could lose your cam's date/time settings and other custom settings when the main battery is removed.
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Old February 7th, 2003, 12:08 AM   #3
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yep...now that's service. thanks!
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Happy to help. Welcome to the DVInfo Community, Adam!
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Old March 25th, 2003, 07:06 PM   #5
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I know how ya feel

Don't feel bad..I was so excited when I got it I forgot to put the little sucker in
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Ditto - here too! I also thought it was a bloke rowing in a boat. Read the manual - realised it was a X-section of a flat battery - duh!

I even looked at the tiny battery and thought, " Oooh that's nice - Canon have included a spare for the backup battery! Nice people." I didn't think it WAS the backup battery.
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