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Registered: ‎11-14-2012

Canon 1DX Mk II Problems: How to kill the battery in one easy step.

Hi,

 

Have your 1DX2. Just pull out any card(s) you have in camera. Just leave the camera in Auto-Off mode (do NOT turn it off from the on/off switch).

 

Check again in few (two?) days.

 

Expected:

Battery = alive.

 

Actual:

Battery = dead

(...or heavily drained out)

 

IIRC also 5D3 has/had this problem...

 

I think that a firmware update can fix/enhance this thing.

 

TIA for the fix :-)

 

 

my 2c & HTH,

John Th.
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Re: Canon 1DX Mk II Problems: How to kill the battery in one easy step.

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Disable the internal GPS when not using the camera.  Problem solved.

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Re: Canon 1DX Mk II Problems: How to kill the battery in one easy step.

GPS is always disabled. Problem is NOT solved. :-)

my 2c & HTH,

John Th.
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Re: Canon 1DX Mk II Problems: How to kill the battery in one easy step.


@JohnTh wrote:

GPS is always disabled. Problem is NOT solved. :-)


In that case, I suggest that you turn the camera fully OFF.  Standby mode consumes power, too.

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Re: Canon 1DX Mk II Problems: How to kill the battery in one easy step.

Seems like a bug. Call Canon at 1-800-OK-CANON.
John Hoffman
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