This page may contain affiliate links that pay me a small commission. There is no cost to you. You can review the affiliate statement at the very bottom of this page if you want more information. As an Amazon affiliate Canon Camera Geek may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases, at NO added cost to you.

Canon EOS RP Woke By Itself And Won't Turn Off

by Greg
(Adelaide )

Canon EOS RP Camera

Canon EOS RP Camera


Canon RP, sitting on shelf with power switch to OFF. 24-105 attached. OEM battery with near full charge.

Just turn itself On and now won't turn off unless battery door opened &/or battery removed (of course)

Things tried.
- reload v1.6
- downgrade to 1.5
- upgrade back to 1.6
- start with lens unattached
- start with no memory card
- disable wifi and forget bluetooth
- leave with switch ON, battery removed for over an hour
- change mode settings
- adjust power settings/time outs
- try ECO mode
- leave on and wait for battery to go flat

Literally none of this worked.

I have only OEM batteries and the unit has zero physical damage and has always operated flawlessly.

What confuses me is why it just awoke, by itself. It hadn't even been touched for over a week.

I'm a very experienced user and an Electronic Engineer and dev. But short of Factory Reset (painful) I'm all out of ideas before contacting Canon ($$).

So if you've got something I've missed. Hit me up.

Hi Greg,

Sorry for your troubles with your Canon EOS RP and it automatically and irreversibly turning on. Quite odd, hard to tell if a mechanical or electrical short. You've tried even more than I would have. It sounds like it's possessed.

A factory reset is worth a try, and I would definitely call Canon on this one.

Comments for Canon EOS RP Woke By Itself And Won't Turn Off

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

CarePak take care of the issue?
by: Anonymous

Hi! I've been scouring the internet trying to find out what to do about this issue. I have an RP too - this has been happening on and off with mine for the last few years. I would randomly hear my camera go on (by itself, while it was in the OFF position) and the lens would begin trying to focus. After that, I would find my battery drained every time I went to use it.

I had read on a forum that someone had purchased the Carepak plan when they bought their camera and when they sent it in and Canon couldn't fix it, they sent him a new one.

I didn't purchase it when I bought it but does anyone know if they would discount the repair since this appears to be a manufacturing issue? I've seen a few people with all types of Canons from the R series run into these issues. It's not like there appears to be a simple solution like 'turning Bluetooth off' or 'updating the firmware'. For the price of gear, especially from a prominent name like Canon, it really would be great to see them try to find a fix and offer it for free to their customers.

If anyone here has found a solution, any information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Cost to repair
by: Anonymous

I had the same issue and I sent it in to Canon to see what they can do about it. They are saying it's going to cost $400 to repair. I haven't yet called them to ask what the repair entails, but you should know that this issue apparently costs half the value of the camera to fix.

Same problem with mine EOS RP
by: Anonymous

Same problem with mine EOS RP.... Can't find any solution on the internet. Did you fix it or it ended with sending it to CANON guys?

Me Too!
by: Anonymous

Mine just started doing it today with an RF 24-240 lens on it. For a while it was flickering. Now it seems I can use it as though it is actually turned on at the knob, but it won't turn off until I remove the battery. Interestingly, it doesn't flicker or turn off when I have it in the on position. Did you end up sending yours in for service? What was the outcome?

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask The Canon Geek.

Author Bruce Lovelace
Bruce Lovelace Signature

Bruce Lovelace is the publisher of Canon Camera Geek. Read more about him on the About Page. He also publishes how to articles and camera gear reviews at the Photography Tips website.

View some of Bruce's photos on Instagram  and Flickr  Join the Tribe: YouTube. Visit the Canon Geek FaceBook Group. Bruce runs photo workshops and provides 1 on 1 digital photography coaching.

You might like these

Search for articles on this Site:

Recent Articles

  1. Canon EOS R High ISO Test. Does This Affordable Full Frame Match Up?

    May 19, 22 02:36 PM

    Noise and a loss in sharpness can be a result of using high ISO settings, so I did my own Canon EOS R High ISO Test

    Read More

  2. Canon Camera Body Selection Help-Bird Photography

    May 17, 22 09:05 PM

    Hello; I am a casual photographer at best. I have Canon Digital Rebel EOS XTI with a Sigma 18-200mm 1:3.5 - 6.3. A pair of owls moved in our area and

    Read More

  3. Is The Canon R Any Good. Is it a Professional Camera, Worth the Money?

    May 16, 22 08:23 PM

    Canon EOS R worthiness. A helpful view of whether it's any good. Is the Canon R a professional camera worth buying

    Read More

  4. If Same Batteries Are Used in Different Cameras, Why Can't Battery Grips?

    May 15, 22 09:12 PM

    If my LP-E6 battery works in my 7D mark i and in my R6? why can't don't they make a universal battery grip? Money grab? $350 for a battery grip... I know

    Read More

  5. 77mm filters

    May 15, 22 08:20 PM

    What Canon lenses accept 77mm filters? Hello Stuart! Thanks for asking about a 77mm lens filter you want to use on one of the Canon lenses. Here are

    Read More

Sign up for a monthly update

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Canon Geek Newsletter.