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I have a Panasonic DMCFZ5 camera and some of the sd cards

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I have a Panasonic DMCFZ5 camera and some of the sd cards wont work it camera says memory card error
JA: What's the exact make and model of the camera? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: its a DMCFZ5 PROB ALL OF 10 YEARS OLD
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: I DONT KNOW WHAT TO TRY WOULD HIGH DEF CARDS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: DONT THINK SO
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Martin replied 9 months ago.

Hello.

From what i see in the spec, that camera can't handle card over 2G of capacity. Check that you have such card or lower. Let me know of the cards details if they are 2G or lower.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I have a4 gb in it now and it works fine
Expert:  Martin replied 9 months ago.

It probably is formated as a 2G right now.

Check if you have simple SD card the SDHC and SDXD would also require to be formated as a 2G device to work.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
it is a SDHC card that don't work how do you formate it to work
Expert:  Martin replied 9 months ago.

I don't remember if that one allow to under format:
https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/

There is a lot of utility that allow that.

That said it is possible that the card still don't work because of communication speed issue.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
ok thanks so I guess you cannot help me I thought the total fee was 5.00 not an additional 27.00 please refund my credit card thank upu