Having problems with your Panasonic Digital Cameras ?

I have a Panasonic Lumix LX3 After 1 years use and no problem in downloading via the USB cable thousands of photos onto my AppleMac which I keep in Bridge in Adobe Creative Suite today my computer says it cannot open the folder from the camera, As usual the DCIM folder comes on screen. When I click on this I just get a black rectangle with 107_PANA underneath it instead of a folde with the same titler. The black rectangle will not open whereas the folder always showed the individual photos wh


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First reinstall the driver and see what it is going on after ..If the camera connects automatically and no driver is needed..take a look on the card and see not to be locked from the button on the side..
There is a possibility that you update the software or something ..and the new one has issues ..so if you already downloaded the picutres..try to access them directly without the program ..or ..connect the camera ..and it should see it on the desktop like a drive ..and open it and see the pictures on the card ..or ..connect the card directly into the card reader and see if you can access the pictures on it ..
If the pictures never been downloaded on the computer and you formatted the memory of the camera or the card lately ..the pictures will never be accessible again ..
From what you describe ..it seams like you access a folder and inside there is a video and it can not be opened cause it is in a format that the computer can not see..If this is the case..you should install a codex for that format ..probably a mpeg 2 format ..
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I have a Panasonic Lumix LX3 After 1 years use and no problem in downloading via the USB cable thousands of photos onto my AppleMac which I keep in Bridge in Adobe Creative Suite today my computer says it cannot open the folder from the camera, As usual the DCIM folder comes on screen. When I click on this I just get a black rectangle with 107_PANA underneath it instead of a folde with the same titler. The black rectangle will not open whereas the folder always showed the individual photos wh


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