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630 EOS draining battery with unit off

The 630 which I have will discharge the battery in 6 to 10 days with the unit turned off. What could be causing the drain on the battery and is there a fix? The unit functions normally with a new battery. The pictures are fine and the film rewinds normally. Dray

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Best way to handle this would be to get a manual and take apart the unit and monitor how much current the units drawing as when off Im thinking it shouldnt draw anything. Or call here and ask about a repair cost. Good luck Main support number1 800 828-4040

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