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Old Dec 22, 2005, 7:10 PM   #1
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Take a 1G SD card insert into your Panasonic FZ30 and start the CLEAN UP! When the power saving function on the camera shuts the camera off...your card is done for! BA HUM BUG! PANASONIC!
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Old Dec 22, 2005, 7:24 PM   #2
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sounds like a card reader should be on your Christmas list!
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Old Dec 22, 2005, 8:25 PM   #3
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Normc, Did you try to reformat the card, either in the camera or on the computer? Jim
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Old Dec 22, 2005, 8:39 PM   #4
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Normc, It says in the manual "during clean-up do not turn the camera off" ! Jim
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Old Dec 22, 2005, 9:21 PM   #5
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Some one should get a sticky on the top of this forum saying

Please get and use a Card Reader!



And please do not use the cleanup function!




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Old Dec 22, 2005, 11:54 PM   #6
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Thank you all for the warning! I always use the card reader that's built into the computer but thought that perhaps there was some reason to use it even if I were using the card reader.
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Old Dec 23, 2005, 4:14 AM   #7
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Sorry to hear that normc,

you had special bad-luck though.

First, the power saving function shouldn't have interfered with the cleaning and normally it doesn't. And second: Even when you shut down the camera, this does not necessarily kill the card.

I also tried the cleaning function once. Right when I started it I noticed with shock that the batterey was almost empty (brilliant Ivan!). Since there is no way to halt the cleaning process, I just waited for the camera to finish with my card (destroyed a memory-stick pro in a similar manner once, loosing all my holyday pictures:evil.
Luckily nothing happened this time. The camera just shut down and when I restarted it everything was fine.

Still, this super-slow cleaning feature is extremely annoying and obviously a hazard. Guess you shouldn't use it ever.
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Old Dec 23, 2005, 6:22 AM   #8
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I know what the manual says and I had plenty of battery power. What the manual does NOT say is anything about the power saving function. I have several card readers as well?
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Old Dec 23, 2005, 12:41 PM   #9
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Ok, just curious since I've only gotten so far as to the FZ-10: What's the "Clean-up" function? Is it like reformatting the card? Does it simply NOT work anymore?

And yes, whatever this "Clean-up" function is, it SHOULD PREVENT THE CAMERA FROM TURNING OFF in the power save mode!!! That way put, it does sound like a bug.
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Norm, Please threaten to sue them for damages and mental anguish. Maybe this will motivate them to release a firmware update and once that Genie is out of the bottle.....

LOL J/K

Merry Christmas!


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