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Old Oct 27, 2012, 1:19 PM   #1
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Default Panasonic FZ45 - lost my pics! Help please!

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Hi everyone,

I am new to the forum, so not sure if I'm posting this in the correct place.

I got a Panasonic DMC-FZ45 for my birthday a couple of months ago. I was really happy with it, but now I seem to have lost half of my pictures I was snapping my way through a brilliant air show, but when I reviewed the pictures later on, the 412th image onwards all come up with the error message "this picture cannot be played". I've tried to transfer them on to my PC, but they come up with an error message as well.

Reading on other websites some people have said it may be the SD card being faulty or needing formatting, or that there is a faulty sensor in the camera which will need to be sent back to Panasonic for repair, but does anyone know if there's a way I can save my pictures??? I'm really gutted as there were loads of pictures on there which I will never be able to get again.

Any help would be really gratefully received.

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Old Oct 27, 2012, 5:35 PM   #2
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Try scrolling down the page to the forum Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers. There are quite a few threads there on recovering lost photos. These should get you at least started on getting them back.

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Old Oct 28, 2012, 2:36 PM   #3
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G'day Alex

Firstly - welcome to Steve's ... you're not the first to arrive here seeking advice, and we collectively will try to "confuse" you with the best information

2 things mate - #1 ... STOP using the card until it's fixed, and #2 - as Brian says above, look to other posts here [there's another one posted here today] regarding image recovery

In the meantime, I woud pop down to the local store & buy a 2nd card if you don't have one already. While storage capacities vary [4gb - 8gb etc] look for a hi-speed Class-6 to Class-10 card

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