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"No Memory Card" Error Message

I've had my DMC-LC33 for several years and have never had a problem. Recently it stopped recognizing the memory card (SanDisk 2GB), and the message "No Memory Card" appears in the display. I tried using another memory card, and had the same issue, yet both memory cards work in other cameras, so it's obviously a problem with the camera and not the cards.

I contacted Panasonic, but since it's no longer under warranty, it will cost a minimum of $160 to repair. Before I trash this camera that I love, does anyone here know if there's a simple way to fix this problem? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Rich K

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  • richman666 Jan 29, 2008

    Hi Devocap. Thanks for the quick reply. I have to quick follow-up questions. (1) If I don't have a card reader, can I use another camera to delete the contents of the memory card, or could this possibly affect that camera?, and (2) How do I format the card in my DMC-LC33 if the camera doesn't recognize the card? Will that change once the card is empty?

    Once again, your assistance is greatly appreciated.


  • richman666 Feb 21, 2008

    Hello again. I deleted all photos & re-formatted the memory card on another camera, but my Panasonic DMC-LC33 still doesn't recognize that (or any other) memory card. Otherwise, the camera seems to be functioning properly. Any suggestions on how to get the camera to read the cards? Perhaps the sensor that reads the memory card is dirty. Is there a way to clean it? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Rich K

  • ochie o May 28, 2008

    I have a similar problem occuring with my camera. When i turn it on, it says 'Memory card error format this card? (yes no). When i hit Yes, it just reads 'format error' on camera screen. I have tried different cards, as well as deleting all contents from my card. I just cant seem to get past that error screen no matter what settings i put on the camera. Any ideas? Thanks!!!!!!!!


  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    I have a similiar problem on my Panasonic DMC-LZ3. It reads Memory Card Error, Please check the card. The card works in another camera.



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Hi, I have the same camera. I got the error msg 'Memory card protected', although the SD-card was not in the locked position. I checked the card slot and poked at the spring which checks for the 'SD card locked position' with a toothpick. It's allright again for now.

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Hey there richman666, I have had similiar problems with card recognition in the past and the issue seems to have been related to a format problem occurring when you use other programs to alter contents of the card. I solved my problem by reformatting the card in the camera after I deleted all contents using a card reader connected to my computer. Alternately, you may want to try another smaller size card (512mb). Some cameras are not recognizing the new cards with larger memory. I hope this helps. Good Luck!

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    Devocap Jan 29, 2008

    Hey there richman666, You can generally use what you have to erase the contents of your card. Many printers also have card readers. I would not worry about the other camera being affected. Try asking the other camera to reformat the card. Reinstall it in your original camera ensuring that the slot area is not dirty or obstructed. If recognized, then reformat and all is well. Hope this helps! Good Luck!



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