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When I turn the camera on the Status Indicator Flashes green and the LCD remains blank. The status Inducator turns solid green and the LCD turns on with a blue background and the Error responce - MEMORY CARD ERROR. From then on nothing works. Please help.

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Sounds like the memory card pins are bent. Remove the card and hold the camera up to the light. Look inside the memory slot and see if you can see any bent pins or anythign that is not uniform. There are 2 rows of pins and there whould not be any missing or out of place. It can be hard to see but if there is any that look closer together or laying over thats the problem. Its common and it happens fairly easy. Its best not to remove the card, even though people sugest using a card reader or to save battery life bent pins can trash a good camera.

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Memory card error on my power shot A540 displayed, how can I rectify it ?

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Ok, same problem, I don't have bent pins. I removed the card from the camera (lost the cord) and put into my HP PSC1610 to upload the pics. I could see the files but they wouldn't transfer to the computer.

Now...I get memory card error from the camera and "unformatted card, do you want to format now from the computer"

Good job Sandisk/Canon

Posted on Oct 24, 2007

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I do have a panasonic nv-gs280 camera wich also generates card errors from time to time. It seems that the card gets overheated if I play or record the video tape for a while. If I remove the card and replace it after a cool-down everything works fine again. Are there any other users with similar problems on panasonic cameras or should I have mine fixed?

Posted on Jun 02, 2007

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

I have been rummaging around trying to find two solutions: 1) to get my Toshiba Satellite card reader to read SDHC cards and 2) to get my desktop USB ports to read SDHC cards. While MS offers a hotfix for XP, it does not always work because of the different Chip Sets in computers. I have also read where posters say that the SDHC card works in the compter NOW, but NOW will not work in the camera... and the SDHC card NOW works in the camera but will NOT work in the computer.... I found a tekkie article that may help clear the air... SDHC cards are formatted in Fat32x (NOTICE the "x") and SD cards are formatted in Fat32 (no 'x') and these compatibility problems arise when the user unwittingly or unknowingly RE-formats the SDHC card, either when it is put in the computer and won't read or when it is put in the camera and won't read... but just don't bother to mention that THAT is what they did upon inserting the card and only proceeded to complain about an apparent incompatibility. The camera or computer might even mislead you asking if you want to format the card..... but all is not lost. The Panasonic site gives a program AND a pdf instruction book on How To ReFormat an SD or SDHC card specifying the proper Fat32x or Fat32 format. Hope this helps.

Posted on May 21, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a : panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3 Digital Camera

Page 92 of owner's manual for DMC-LZ3 states "Do not use memory card larger than 2GB".

Posted on Sep 24, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Panasonic DMC

I think the problem may bethat you are using a 4Gb card. The manual says not to use a card larger than 2Gb.

Posted on Jan 05, 2011

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