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

JohnTh
Occasional Contributor

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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Waddizzle
VIP

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

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"Doctor told me to get out and walk, so I bought a Canon."

JohnTh
Occasional Contributor

GPS is always disabled. Problem is NOT solved. 🙂

my 2c & HTH,

John Th.


@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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"Doctor told me to get out and walk, so I bought a Canon."

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

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic