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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.

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  • Katharine Dec 13, 2007

    I just tried the card in the reader and it works fine in there. There is actually a file on the card. It just doesn't work in the camera.

  • Lynsee77 Dec 18, 2007

    Same camera, same size memory card, same problem!!! I checked out the Panasonic web site to see if maybe the 4GB card was not compatable with this camera, but all it says under memory is "SD card" and not a specific size!

  • varunjain84 Dec 21, 2007

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

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2008

    I have the exact same problem... Does anyone know what the deal is?

  • robstabobsta Feb 02, 2008

    Hi,We recently bought a Lumic DMC-TZ3 camera, and it was working wonderfully well....ubtil we changed the SD card from a 1GB to a brand new 2GB SD card. Now the camera cannot read any SD cards. It comes up with the same message (memory card error, please check memory card)/ Even when we put the old one in (which was working fine previously), we get the same message. Can anyone help!!!PLEEEEEASEEEEE!!!!!

  • etonclothing Jun 25, 2008

    Lumix DMC FX33

    Ive put a memory card in the camera and a message has come up Memory card error Memory card parameter error

  • philothea08 Aug 01, 2008

    I to have a 4 gb SDHC card that I was taking pictures with my TZ3 camera and all of a sudden it came up with a parameter error. Now I can't get any computer to recognize that there is even a card in the reader (I have tried multiple card readers, including a SDHC reader). Help, these pictures are irreplaceable! About 3 gb worth!

  • Chuni Aug 27, 2008

    I am also getting the message Memory Card Error when card is in my camera. I have lots of pics and would like to rescue them if possible. When I put the card into the computer, nothing happens as if it is not reading it. Can anyone help. I would appreciate your help.

  • pm_200 Sep 09, 2008

    Memory Card Error - Memory Card Parameter Error on 4gb SDHC card problem

  • bjoern26 Sep 18, 2008

    I got the same problems but I used the Memory card for 11month without problems and suddenly doesn't work anymore...

    I thought the problem is the memory card so I decided to buy a new memory card. The new card worked without problems til I transfered my pictures to my pc...but within the next days everything works fine til again suddenly without reason the memory card failure appeared...

    Where is the problem?

  • somsook Sep 19, 2008

    I have same problem with Kinston's SDHC code SD4/4GB.  I am not sure till now if it is the camera problem or the SDHC card problem.  I think there are many TZ5 users out there with same problem.  Perhaps Panasonic could say something about it.  This is my first deviation from being Canon's customer (I have 6 Canon's various models + lenses).  I doubt that I would buy anything from them again.  The camera is brand new and I use it twice and each time it failed me.  "Memory Card Read Error" and it wiped all my taken pictures.

  • hansbaer Oct 30, 2008

    Got the same problem - is there any solution?? Any hint is much appreciated ... Thanks

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    Wenn ich den Akku und die SD-HC Speicherkarte in die Kamera tue und die Kamera einschalte tüt es und es kommt Memory Card Error und Parometer Error. Was ist der Fehler?

  • lx_goh Mar 10, 2009

    My Lumix DMC-TZ 5 has the same problem when I inserted a SDHC 16 GB memory card.

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I recently bought a DMC-TZ3 and have been researching memory cards. Several sites sell cards with the camera and list the card type. I would suggest buying one of these cards. Any cards larger than 2gb must be SDHC type SD cards. There appear to different types of SDHC cards, 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0. Check out Wikipedia.org for a description. 2.0 cards are not compatable for devices developed prior to 2.0 so that may be the reason for the camera problem. So far I haven't seen anything that states what type SDHC card the camera requires. I found a computer memory site that that sells memory that they say will work. There may be others.
http://www.mymemory.co.uk/compatible-memory/Digital_Cameras/Panasonic/Panasonic_Lumix_DMC-TZ3

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If you are getting "Memory card Parameter error" than you may not be able to access data stored on the card. In this situation reformatting memory card will resolve the error but reformatting may lead to loss of important data from the card. In this situation you need for Memory card recovery software to get back lost data.


For more info : http://www.memorycard-recovery.net/

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I recently purchased a SanDisk 4GB SD card which panasonic camcorder NV-GS 35 does not recognise and after formatting still comes up with Card Error. PC does not recognise it either.

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The TZ1 cannot handle SDHC (cards greater than 2Gig), SD only. But the TZ3 is SDHC compatible. Try FORMATING the 4 Gig memory card while in the camera, found under one of the MENU options, if the Error code will let you access the MENU.

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

  • Jrussell789 Apr 05, 2008

    The TZ3 'is' compatible with SDHC memcards up to 8Gig.

    The TZ1 is not compatible with SDHC, High Cap mem cards, which are mem cards greater than 2Gig.



    Try FORMATING new cards while in the camera

  • Jrussell789 Apr 05, 2008

    Yes the TZ3 is. The TZ1 is not SDHC compatible.

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Hi, I've just gone through the same thing - the camera is not compatible with 4gb memory cards.  2gb is the max. 
You'll have to do what I did and take the 4gb back and swap it for 2 x 2gb

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Check out ur cam user manual n c da size of memory card ur cam cn read, if da card hs a hardware error it shud nt run on card reader too, it may hve sme temporary files wich mke it unreadable by cam, i hd a sony cybershot n had sme problm, thr wer 2/3 hidden files dat caused problms, n if u wan 2 retrieve ur pics n data, use data recovery doctor 14-in-1, (u shall gt a portable version if u dnt wan 2 spend money on it chk rapilibrary 4 it)... also formattin wont wrk if ur cam reader dsnt recognise ur card

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

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:

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

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:

http://www.lc-tech.com/software/prwindetail.html

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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Posted on Sep 10, 2008

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

The link refers to Panasonic's tests on Panasonic cards. Hardly surprising that all of them are compatible!.

Why would any SDHC card NOT be compatible with the camera if the card itself is not dodgy?

The manual specifies SDHC cards MUST be used for 4Gb and larger. For 2Gb and les, SD are OK.

My problem is that the 4Gb SDHC card works OK in the computer (and therefore is seemingly OK), but doesn't work in the camera. That is what I can't understand.

Posted on Mar 03, 2008

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

your sd card is sadly corrupted if you downloaded the pictures to your computer your in luck then get a new sd card and download all the pictures from the computer if its a labtop put the sd card on the bottom hope this helped vote thumbs up for more answers hope this helped



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