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After formatting the memory cards in the laptop they do not work in my panasonic and the camera will not format them

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Never format a memory card using windows. Always use the camera to format it.
In genereal though, cards do not need formating before use, the camera will sort this out for you

Posted on Nov 14, 2007

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i hvae had this happen many times... ok this is what you will need to do. take the memory card out and look at the little brass things and clean them with something thats cotton. repeat this till it reads. i hope this will help.

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: cannot format my new memory card

see my solution at:
https://www.fixya.com/support/t389265-wrong_format_hp_m425
posted on Oct 10, 2008

Hope this helps

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

dennis bullard

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SOURCE: memory card cannot read!!!

sometimes lapstops and PCS as well as Cameras can go out of line. That is the formatting in a particular PC may not be able to be read in another.
In you case this may not be so, as the card now cannot be seen. It would have been interesting to see if it could have read it before it was formatted by your laptop. Try another card in the camera first. If no other card can be read then the problem is on the read head of the camera.

This may be just dirt or damage, and it will have to be repaired. But try another card first as the card is cheaper than a repair.

Thanlks for using FIXYA

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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SOURCE: camera will not format 4 gig card

I am having the same problem. I phoned a camera store and they said the camera is too to accept a 4GB card may only accept to a 2 Hope this helps

Posted on Oct 25, 2009

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Using a card reader device , connect your memory card to your computer and make sure it gets detected in your computer.

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One possible reason why do you get a "memory card" error is because the memory card is not yet formatted for camera use. Try to format the memory card using the camera itself. Do not use another camera or PC's when formatting the memory card,it may cause another error because it will not recognized by the camera.

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You can delete all the pictures on the memory card by formatting it. The memory card should be formatted each time you finish downloading pictures from it---FixYa is full of people asking why their memory cards don't work because they didn't format their cards regularly.

You can download the manual from the manufacturer's web site at
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try formatting your cd card in your Fz. If it keeps telling you memory error, try using it in windows, put data on it, to see wether it can hold them and read them too.
Happeded to me once too, format did the job. Just format it in the camera, not your pc.

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