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Joatamos

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G7X MkII - Battery drain when switched off
« on: February 17, 2017, 12:53:36 AM »
Hi
Recently expanded our Canon collection with the G7X MkII, mostly used by my better-half.

However the little beast is suffering from massive battery drain when switched off - from 100% to dead in a matter of days.
Anyone else suffered with this??  Any suggestions??   

Thx
Steve
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G7X MkII - Battery drain when switched off
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Mt Spokane Photography

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Re: G5X MkII - Battery drain when switched off
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 01:02:07 AM »
Its likely a issue with the GPS continuing to run, make sure its set to power off when the camera does, some of the new models have a option to leave GPS running.

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Re: G7X MkII - Battery drain when switched off
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 03:00:55 AM »
Its likely a issue with the GPS continuing to run, make sure its set to power off when the camera does, some of the new models have a option to leave GPS running.

Thx Mt Spokane....  However, a mis-type / bad memory from me; we have the G7X MkII (not the G5  ::) )....  so there is no on camera GPS..
Any other suggests???   :)

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Re: G7X MkII - Battery drain when switched off
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 11:53:33 AM »
How many shots are taken, or is this a few days when turned off/on standby?

Is the WiFi activated? There has been some internet chatter that even if the camera is in standby mode, and the wifi button is pressed by something in the bag it may try to connect to a non-existent network. Try deactivating the WiFi option completely if you can.
Also, sometimes batteries take a few chargings to get up to full efficiency. Even in storage batteries can run down (thought they are getting better) so if the battery has been on the shelf in the store for a while it just needs to be conditioned by a few recharge cycles.

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Re: G7X MkII - Battery drain when switched off
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 11:53:33 AM »