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Frequent Contributor
Posts: 35
Registered: ‎01-25-2020

Re: EOS RP Issue - Turns ON by itself.

Sorry, sounds lke it's time to send it back to Canon USA for an exorcism.

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎04-16-2021

Re: EOS RP Issue - Turns ON by itself.

Thanks for all the responses. I'll be sending it in for repair. Wasn't sure what to do initially.

Side Note for the CANON techs that view this thread for my repair:
- The issue doesn't present itself immediately. After inserting the battery back in, let it sit there anywhere from 15 - 30 minutes, and the camera start "flickering ON/OFF".
- Every time I think the camera is back to normal, after some time passes, it just start flickering again while the dial is in the OFF position.
Frequent Contributor
Posts: 35
Registered: ‎01-25-2020

Re: EOS RP Issue - Turns ON by itself.

By chance do you have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled and have the camera "paired" with your computer? The pulsing of the red "busy" LED looks fairly regular, rather than random. Could your camera be trying to transfer files to the computer?
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎04-16-2021

Re: EOS RP Issue - Turns ON by itself.

I don't think so. I never used the Wi-Fi / Bluetooth feature; so its definitely not transferring files because I never paired it.
New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-28-2021

Re: EOS RP Issue - Turns ON by itself.

I am not 100% certain yet, but I think this may be a symptom of the LP-E17 battery starting to die. I had exactly the problem descibed. I tried everything, changing firmware, changing lenses, reseting the camera (YUCK!) formatting and changing the SD card, nothing helped. I swaped to my second battery, and everythig was MUCH worse! I got a new battery today, charged it, and so far (about 1/2 hr) I have not had any sign of the camera switching on by itself! Now it could also be that there has not been a battery in the camera for 24 hrs too, and something got rest, but as of now, my RP is functioning as expected again. Hope this helps.

New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-28-2021

Re: EOS RP Issue - Turns ON by itself.

Well, the new battery solution didn't last. The camera still turns itself back on with the new battery, so this is not the problem.

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Re: EOS RP Issue - Turns ON by itself.


@AndrewRJones wrote:

Well, the new battery solution didn't last. The camera still turns itself back on with the new battery, so this is not the problem.


Did you ever go into the Wireless menus and make sure that they were disabled?

 

When your camera turns itself ON, in what position is the power switch?  A camera is not OFF, until you switch it OFF.

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New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-28-2021

Re: EOS RP Issue - Turns ON by itself.

WiFi and Bluetooth are definitely both disabled, and the camera on/off switch is off. The camera will switch off as normal, including the sensor cleaning. Then it sometimes takes several minutes, but the camera then turns on with the switch still in the off position. After that the behavious is erratic. The only way to switch it off is to remove the battery.

New Contributor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-17-2021

Re: EOS RP Issue - Turns ON by itself.

Got the same problem, could you fix it? I would appreciate your comment. Thanks in advance!
New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-28-2021

Re: EOS RP Issue - Turns ON by itself.

I still have not found anything that fixes it. I am going to have to send the camera in for repair I think.

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