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Old July 26th, 2004, 01:18 AM   #1
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Blinking Red Icon on XL1

I get this blinking red light in my viewfinder, in the shape of a thin rectangle slanted on the sides an a \ going across it with a + on top of the rectangle.

I know it's saying that there is no... something. i just don't know what. I use a firewire to connect it to my mac, and a month ago i had the xl1 on a tripod connected to the firewire, but it tiped over and bent the connector piece on the cable inside the xl1 port. I turned on the camera right afterwards and nothing was blinking. Now i have a new cable and i connected it today, turned on the camera and get this blinking signal ever since. I doesn't go away. however, it does export and import just fine. So the port can't be broken. The icon just looks a little like a firewire port. IS THAT WHAT IT IS?

I appreciate the help.

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Old July 26th, 2004, 01:20 AM   #2
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Welcome Albert,

Your camera's back-up battery (the watch battery) is dead or missing.
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Old July 26th, 2004, 01:24 AM   #3
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That's it!

Thanks ken.
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Old July 26th, 2004, 10:17 AM   #4
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Replace it with a Panasonic CR2025 battery; these are inexpensive and easy to find at most discount stores.
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