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MEMORY CARD IS STUCK IN CAMERA

Memory card is stuck. Normally, to remove you push down, and then there is a click and the spring pushes up the card and sets it free. Now, it won't push down or pull out. Camera is still useable (by downloading pics from the camera via cable to computer), but would love to be able to get the memory card out!

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  • jpc6 Jun 23, 2008

    same exact problem on panasonic lumix DMC-FX30 camera purchased and used only a few months ago. Haven't tried anything but would like to address the problem.

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SOURCE: memory card stuck in camera

Normally the card is spring loaded, so when you press down on it, it will pop out. If the card is stuck solid, don't try and force it out. Be gentle and try coax it out with some needle nose pliers.
If you feel the plastic flexing or if anything may break, it may a case of dissembling the camera.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Hi, I've a Panasonic LUMIX FZ38 (fw version 1.0).

Yes, it's normal. You should never try to delete, format, transfer to camera, or anything else with the computer. It's always from camera to computer...never the other way around. And when you're finished downloading, always use the "safely remove hardware" icon at the bottom right of your computer screen.

Posted on Jan 07, 2010

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SOURCE: How do you download pics from camera to computer?

probably it is set to store on the internalmemory or the card is locked...this model operates with an SD card ..and it has a minimum 2G from what I know...if the picks are on internal memory ..and it is not seen as a removable device ..first try to remove the card to be sure that what you will find it is the actual internal memory ...
you will probably need a driver for it ...or at least the program that came with the camera ...you can also try a picture manager like ACDsee or so ...and after you install the manager ( you can use the manager that came on cd ) ...but in general ...remove the card to be sure that you are not confusing them ...after that open the manager and clik import from device ...most managers for photos have this feature ...after that choose from the list of devices the camera by name ...it will locate the picture..than a wizard like window will guide you to select the pictures and download them ...it will make a folder od desktop for Mac ...and for windows on my documents ...(my pictures folder with the date on for a name ..)

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

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SOURCE: I want to transfers photos from the in-built

You can accomplish the transfer by going into the menu and find "copy". Follow the instructions for copying from the internal memory to the memory card.

Posted on Jan 24, 2010

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SOURCE: My camera keeps saying 'pictures will be recorded

With the card out of the camera, go into the menu and find "format"...follow the on-screen instructions to erase the internal memory.

Posted on Mar 22, 2010

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SOURCE: important photos are stuck in the internal memory of my camera.

I took pictures without the card in. Now have pictures stored in the internal memory. How do I transfer them to the memory card?

Posted on Mar 27, 2011

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