Canon GL2 shuts down automatically while in record mode
My GL2 shuts off automatically while recording then instantly back on again into pause mode. Does it approx 20 times in a 1 hour shoot. Shuts down then instantly back on and into pause mode. It does NOT do it while on a tripod or while being set on a tabletop. The camera MUST be handheld and used usually happens while the camera is tilted in one direction or the other.
Batteries are fine, Canon batteries in superb shape. Only 40 hours on this camera.
Canon has had it twice and the techs "Claim" they cannot find anything wrong. I think it's a manufacturing defect known about by Canon in a certain batch of GL2 cameras and they don't want to fess up about it. They'd have to replace quite a few GL2's at 2500 apiece so they play dumb about it and just send your camera back to you claiming it's working perfectly. As soon as you get it back and turn it on within 15 seconds you can get it to shut down and come back on and into pause mode. You know that no-one even looked at it. They already know its messed up and it's a problem they do not know how to fix.
I've seen lots of other guys with this exact same complaint on the message boards so far but no explanation or fix for the problem.
I'll never buy another CANON product again. Ever. Very very poor service by Canon.
Re: Canon GL2 shuts down automatically while in record...
With my GL2 when this started happening, it was shutting down in record or when paused. It was definitely a bad battery connection. I used a small knife blade and pried up the contacts a little on my battery and it stopped the shutting down and powering back up on mine!
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Same thing happened to me. No display, no menu, no S-video output while in camera mode, but in VCR mode all was OK. Turning power off and on did not help until I also disconnected the AC power adapter. BTW, Mr. Riggins did not read the question before he answered.
Most digital voice recorders, have a filing system. It is usaully labeled either: A, B, C, D or 1, 2, 3, 4 (these are the main folders) and each of these folders contains a set amount of files (in most cases about 99 subfolders). So you can have folder A file 1, 2, 3 and so on... When pressing the RECORD button for the first time you are in one of the main folders and your recording gets a sub folder number. To continue recording where you left off last time or where 'stopped' use the PAUSE and not the STOP function. The moment you press STOP instead of PAUSE you will change the sub folder number - and therefore not have one continous recording. If you turn the power off or remove the batteries you will also change the sub folder number. Most of the better recorders have a voice activation function that places the recorder on pause automatically when there are no sounds. It will not change the sub folder number when it starts recording again - and will automatically pick up where it left off.
Was the tape your trying to import recorded on the camera you are trying to import from? I've noticed that sometimes the tape I recorded on my old Panasonic won't show up on my GL2. It's like it's a blank tape, but I know it's not, as I have it labeled. Stick it back into the panasonic and it plays fine.
There is a simple solution to that... You see under the 'card-tape' switch? There's the red button for recording... attached to that button the is a switch that says 'tandby or lock'.... if you have it in 'lock' it will not let you go to record mode, you have to change it back to 'standby' and that should solve your problem.... Anymore question just e-mail me at [email protected] and I was wondering if you had a copy of the installation CD I can buy or have.... or maybe you could tell me where to get it? Thanks.