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  1. #1
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    Mar 2010

    canon xl1 red tape light blinks on the screen


    I need help. When I switch on the camera I get a red light on the screen that looks like a tape with a slash across and does not let me playback or record. It seems that the camera might not recgonize the tape. I have checked and the tape is in record mode and not and erasure prevention. I have also tried another tape.

    Thank you for your time,


  2. #2
    Hi Dan
    That indication says that there is no tape in the camera. Assuming that you have inserted a tape then it would mean that either the tape never loaded correctly into the drive mechanism so that would mean that either the tape is jammed or faulty (hopefully) so try a new tape..or the drive motors or drive train is faulty and cannot load a tape (not so good!!) If a fresh tape doesn't do the trick then you need to send it to Canon for repairs



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