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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎04-08-2019

Re: 60D turns itself on (even when switch is in the Off position)

One further discovery: with Auto Power Down set to Off I removed a dead battery and installed a new one. With the camera switched Off. As soon as the battery was in - the camera still in the Off position - the red light started flashing as if the camera was accessing the memory card (like checking it out? organizing it?). This went on for some time. I took a photo, viewed it and then still the red light kept going. Even after I switched the camera back off again. I came back an hour later and it had stopped. This was my first suspicion of why my batteries were draining: that the camera - even while Off - accesses the memory card for long periods, doing what I have no idea.

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Posts: 5,756
Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: 60D turns itself on (even when switch is in the Off position)

" It sounds a little bit like being told to shut down and restart my computer irrespective of the specific problem. "

 

The reason that is a recommended action is that many times it resolves the issue. All it takes is a electrical surge or a static discharge to cause a random 0 to turn to 1 or vice versa to mess things up.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
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Posts: 469
Registered: ‎02-13-2016

Re: 60D turns itself on (even when switch is in the Off position)

Well here's a question that hasn't been asked yet.

 

Are you using a full sized SD card or a micro SD card with an adapter?

VIP
Posts: 8,179
Registered: ‎08-13-2015

Re: 60D turns itself on (even when switch is in the Off position)

“OK but why would resetting to the factory settings solve the problem? It sounds a little bit like being told to shut down and restart my computer irrespective of the specific problem. Not that I have any settings I'm afraid to lose but I don't want to do this if there's not a compelling reason to think this problem will be solved by it. Have you ever encountered the problem I've described?”


Seriously? Your camera is in an usable and unstable state. Isn’t that a sufficiently compelling reason for you?

You have also provided enough information to question the reliability of your memory card. I suggest that change to a new 32GB card from a name brand manufacturer. Buy a full size card, and do not buy one on Amazon.
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