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Current version by: Flying Dutchman ,

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Try the following:
 
* Make sure the battery is charged and turn on the camera.
* Wait till it turns off.
* Press the shutter button half way.
 
If the camera turns on again, you're dealing with the auto power off feature. The camera will turn itself off to conserve battery power if you don't operate it for a set time period. Simply pressing the shutter button half way will turn the camera back on.
If the camera turns on again, you're dealing with the auto power off feature. The camera will turn itself off to conserve battery power if you don't operate it for a set time period. Simply pressing the shutter button half way will turn the camera back on.
 
ThisYou can be changed fromchange the menu.time-out period, or disable auto power off altogether, through the camera's menu, as follows:
ThisYou can be changed fromchange the menu.time-out period, or disable auto power off altogether, through the camera's menu, as follows:
 
# Press the [MENU] button
# Use the Main Dial (the wheel next to the shutter button) to select the Tools tab (the fifth tab)
# Select the Auto Power Off menu item with the Quick Control Dial (the wheel on the back of the camera), press the [SET] button (the button in the center of the wheel).
# Use the Quick Control Dial to select the Auto Power Off time-out you want, or disable the feature by selecting [Off], then press the [SET] button.
# Press the shutter button halfway to exit the menu.
 
The procedure is illustrated on page 42 of the (English language) manual.
 
If you don't have the manual, you can get it in pdf format [http://www.canon-europe.com/support/consumer_products/products/cameras/digital_slr/eos_40d.aspx?type=manuals&language=EN#disclaimer|here].

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Edit by: Flying Dutchman ,

Text:

Try the following:
 
* Make sure the battery is charged and turn on the camera.
* Wait till it turns off.
* Press the shutter button half way.
 
If the camera turns on again, you're dealing with the auto power off feature. The camera will turn itself off to conserve battery power if you don't operate it for a set time period.
 
This can be changed from the menu.
 
# Press the [MENU] button
# Use the Main Dial (the wheel next to the shutter button) to select the Tools tab (the fifth tab)
# Select the Auto Power Off menu item with the Quick Control Dial (the wheel on the back of the camera), press the SET[SET] button (the button in the center of the wheel).
# Use the Quick Control Dial to select the Auto Power Off time-out you want, or disable the feature by selecting [Off], then press the set[SET] button.
# Select the Auto Power Off menu item with the Quick Control Dial (the wheel on the back of the camera), press the SET[SET] button (the button in the center of the wheel).
# Use the Quick Control Dial to select the Auto Power Off time-out you want, or disable the feature by selecting [Off], then press the set[SET] button.
# Press the shutter button halfway to exit the menu.
 
The procedure is illustrated on page 42 of the (English language) manual.
 
If you don't have the manual, you can get it in pdf format [http://www.canon-europe.com/support/consumer_products/products/cameras/digital_slr/eos_40d.aspx?type=manuals&language=EN#disclaimer|here].

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Original post by: Flying Dutchman ,

Text:

Try the following:

* Make sure the battery is charged and turn on the camera.
* Wait till it turns off.
* Press the shutter button half way.

If the camera turns on again, you're dealing with the auto power off feature. The camera will turn itself off to conserve battery power if you don't operate it for a set time period.

This can be changed from the menu.

# Press the [MENU] button
# Use the Main Dial (the wheel next to the shutter button) to select the Tools tab (the fifth tab)
# Select the Auto Power Off menu item with the Quick Control Dial (the wheel on the back of the camera), press the SET button (the button in the center of the wheel).
# Use the Quick Control Dial to select the Auto Power Off time-out you want, or disable the feature by selecting [Off], then press the set button.
# Press the shutter button halfway to exit the menu.

The procedure is illustrated on page 42 of the (English language) manual.

If you don't have the manual, you can get it in pdf format [http://www.canon-europe.com/support/consumer_products/products/cameras/digital_slr/eos_40d.aspx?type=manuals&language=EN#disclaimer|here].

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