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Old November 1st, 2009, 04:35 PM   #1
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battery drain on EX-3

I was under the assumption that battery drain was an EX-1 issue. apparently not. My EX-3, bought in April, will drain the battery if left on the camera with the camera turned OFF.

Is there a fix for this (besides removing the battery)??
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Old November 1st, 2009, 04:44 PM   #2
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Ed, Over how long a period of time did this battery drain happen?....I'm assuming not since April.... right!!!! ;-)
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Old November 1st, 2009, 07:37 PM   #3
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I have the same problem with our EX3. I just remove the battery when I'm done. No big deal. I thought this was just a design issue? I'm guessing that if I left the battery on the camera for about 2 weeks the battery would be dead. That's just a guess though, I've never actually checked.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 01:58 AM   #4
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There is a warning in the manual (p 28) advising not to leave the the battery in place, even with the switch turned off, as there is a slow current discharge.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 05:11 AM   #5
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I used to leave my battery on my ex3 without a problem. Now in the last month it has drained when left attached. Can't see I am doing anything different so I have begun to detach after I am done. Not a major pain but I wonder.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 10:20 AM   #6
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I notice significant drain overnight. Can't quantify it, but its not from full to dead. Maybe 20% of charge?
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