Formatting SD Memory Cards

Graham Todd grahamtodd2 at
Fri Nov 16 11:47:19 UTC 2012

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On Thu, 15 Nov 2012 12:45:17 -0500
Sarunas Burdulis <sarunas at> wrote:

> On 11/15/2012 12:34 PM, Bill Stanley wrote:
> > On 11/15/2012 09:22 AM, Graham Todd wrote:  
> >> I have a Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ10 camera that takes SD memory
> >> cards, and won't work at all without one.
> >> 
> >> I have three 4 gig cards, any and all of which gives a "Memory
> >> Card error" message when inserted into the camera an turned on.
> >> According to the manual troubleshooting info., this could be to
> >> the card being not recognised by the camera and it suggests
> >> getting the card formatted by the camera once more.
> >> 
> >> However, I can't raise the Menu in order to get the card
> >> Formatted; it is simply stuck on "Memory card error". [...]  
> Sounds more like a camera or card slot connector problem. I would
> borrow a known-good SD card for a test or test one of the existing
> cards in another camera.

Thanks Sarunis, but apparently the LUMIX DMC-FZ10 camera doesn't
support 4 gig cards, which I'm trying to use, so that appears to be the

I've since got a 2 gig card while I await the return of my Canon
30D from the local camera shop....and I can format it!

- --Graham Todd
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