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Message: Memory Card Error - Memory Card Parameter Error on 4gb SDHC card

\015 Help! I took some precious pics and I cannot retrieve them because of this error.\015\012\015\012I tried to use my card reader but it was not compatible with the SDHC card.\015\012\015\012Do you think my pics were deleted somehow? What do you suggest I do?I just bought a new camera - Panasonic Lumix DMC - TZ3 and separately bought a 4GB SDHC memory card. When I put the card into the camera it says Memory Card Error; Memory Card Parameter Error.Is there anything I can do? Or is this a dodgy card? I haven't taken any photos yet.My camera has been functioning fine with a 1.0BG SD card until yesterday it suddently said "Memory Card Error - Memory Card Parameter Error". I tried using a card reader but it doesn't work, cand I can't take anymore photos with my camera. Are all the files on my card now lost?\015

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I have been rummaging around trying to find two solutions: 1) to get my Toshiba Satellite card reader to read SDHC cards and 2) to get my desktop USB ports to read SDHC cards. While MS offers a hotfix for XP, it does not always work because of the different Chip Sets in computers. I have also read where posters say that the SDHC card works in the compter NOW, but NOW will not work in the camera... and the SDHC card NOW works in the camera but will NOT work in the computer.... I found a tekkie article that may help clear the air... SDHC cards are formatted in Fat32x (NOTICE the "x") and SD cards are formatted in Fat32 (no 'x') and these compatibility problems arise when the user unwittingly or unknowingly RE-formats the SDHC card, either when it is put in the computer and won't read or when it is put in the camera and won't read... but just don't bother to mention that THAT is what they did upon inserting the card and only proceeded to complain about an apparent incompatibility. The camera or computer might even mislead you asking if you want to format the card..... but all is not lost. The Panasonic site gives a program AND a pdf instruction book on How To ReFormat an SD or SDHC card specifying the proper Fat32x or Fat32 format. Hope this helps.
I think your camera is not compatible with the SDHC card you bought. Check this: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/sd/connect/dsc/dsc.html
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