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Old Jul 30, 2007, 8:03 AM   #1
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Greetings all, I went to Alaska on a once in a life time adventure took 360 photos on a 1 month old Panasonic DMC-TZ3 put the card in a computer and it will not see the card, the drive won't show a card even in it. When you put the card in the camera it gives an error message (Memory card error please check the card) HELP, Thanks Tom:sad:
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Old Jul 30, 2007, 6:28 PM   #2
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Try a photo recovery program

use GOOGLE +photo + recovery +sd +program
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Old Jul 30, 2007, 6:42 PM   #3
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Some older card readers can't read HC cards. Maybe trying to access the card caused corruption. Were you able to read the card on your reader before the trip?

Recovery software isn't going to help unless either the camera or reader see the card and can access it. Some cameras do a quick format that just changes the FAT and leaves the images on the card. Maybe you could recover after a format if the camera will format the card. Someone on the Panasonic board might be able to tell you whether the TZ3 does a quick or full format. Most cameras anymore seem to do the quick version.

I would do the recovery in the camera if you can get it formatted rather than put it back in the card reader. The camera should work just like any other drive when connected.


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Old Jul 30, 2007, 7:50 PM   #4
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Thanks, Yes the card worked for some test shots, I can't get any computer to read it,even the camera won't read it so i can't reformat it anyway. Before i took the card out of the camera they were all on the card and I viewed them.
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Old Jul 30, 2007, 7:51 PM   #5
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Can't recover what i can't see, there is no way to read the card
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Old Jul 31, 2007, 4:35 AM   #6
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conclusio: card defect :sad:
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Old Jul 31, 2007, 5:57 AM   #7
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I think so also. Could a card be this damaged if someone pulled the card while it was being read?
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Old Jul 31, 2007, 10:36 AM   #8
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I think so also. Could a card be this damaged if someone pulled the card while it was being read?
I've read that you can cause damage removing the card while it is actively reading or writing.
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Thank You, I also read that but could it be that damaging so that the card is ruined?
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