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Message: Memory Card Error - Memory Card Parameter Error on 4gb SDHC card

Help! I took some precious pics and I cannot retrieve them because of this error.

I tried to use my card reader but it was not compatible with the SDHC card.

Do you think my pics were deleted somehow? What do you suggest I do?

I just bought a new camera - Panasonic Lumix DMC - TZ3 and separately bought a 4GB SDHC memory card. When I put the card into the camera it says Memory Card Error; Memory Card Parameter Error.

Is there anything I can do? Or is this a dodgy card? I haven't taken any photos yet.
have tried Exif Untrasher

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  • jearl6989 Jan 29, 2009

    Bought SD HC 8 GB card that I can't get the pictures off of. When I insert in my computer nothing shows up. When I look at the card while in my camera, the pictures are there.



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Hi - You will need to get an SDHC reader and then try the following procedure.

You can either plug in you camera to the PC as it should appear as a “Removable Drive” or put the card in a card reader attached to your PC.

Next, if you are comfortable with using a PC then you can download a FREE utility that will recover your photos from the following link:

If you need something a little more "user friendly" then you will need to buy the software. If you search the web for photo recovery software you will find many.
One I have used successfully is RescuePro that used to be bundled with some Sandisk products. Now you can get it from the link below:

You can try the demo to see what you can recover before buying.

Remember - Do NOT try & write anything back to the card until you can recover your pictures to your PC safely!

Please take a moment to rate this solution & let us know if the information given was useful to you – Good Luck!


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