Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18K Digital Camera ?

How can I diagnose / clean / fix SD card reader on Panasonic FZ18? Have been having troubles with SD cards and think may be due to the camera. Sometimes get card errors, fiddle it works but can’t be read by printer or computer, Copy some pictures on computer get errors, remove copy a few more, etc. Finally can’t read at all. Used different sd readers same results. Tried several cards including new ones. All cards are 1 or 2 GB. Note used at train shows for publicity and during show, we c


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The issue is that if you have stuff you took in another camera ..there is 90% chance to not be readable in the camera ...and after you use it in another one ...if it is formatted in that camera it will not be readable at all in this one ...the thing to do is take the data from the card in computer using a computer card reader...and format it in the camera before use...Just get to the main menu in shooting mode...and look for storage ...and memory card ,,,and on the feature's options..choose the format action ..Format it in the camera and will work ..
It will always make trouble if you have other stuff on it but the pictures and videos took with it ..(including picture and videos ...but taken in another cam ..cause there are difference of the size...pixels...and resolution ...even if they are a readable format ..)
Hi,
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\015\012Memory card issues are quite common on digital cameras.
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\015\012Here are a few pointers to get you going:
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  1. For digital photography, I would suggest that you format the card in the camera.
    You will need to insert the card in the camera and then go into the camera's menu system and choose format.
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  3. In case formatting the card does not help, please try to use another Memory Card to isolate if this is a card issue or a camera issue.
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  5. Please check if the card is Write Protected. This could be an issue as per your problem description above. There is a small sliding lock on the side of the card, you will need to have that in the unlocked position please.
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  7. In case the issue persists, it could mean the the write protect on this card was perhaps set by mistake while it was connected to the computer.You will need to use the computer to cancel the read-only setting.
    Please connect the card to your computer through the camera or a card reader and cancel the write protect on the card. Right click on the card and go to properties and uncheck the "Read Only" box.
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\015\012If this doesn't work for you, please comment and let me know, and I will be happy to assist you to further resolve your issue.
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I will appreciate your feedback and positive rating for this solution.
Thank you.
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