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I can't load photos from pc to SDHC card. no matter which position the slider sw is in

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Initial post: 2 Apr 2013, 14:39:17 BST
Eric Naylor says:
SanDisk SDSDB-008G-B35 8GB/4MB/s Secure Class 4 SDHC Memory Card

Posted on 2 Apr 2013, 18:57:00 BST
Did you format the sd card before you used it? If so, you may need to manually download the drivers so the pc can read the card - check sandisk's website for a download. Also, how are you trying to download the photos - did you put card into an sd slot or did you connect camera with a cable? If it's the latter, are you doing everything in the right order? Sorry if that sounds patronising, that's not the intention at all! It's just that with my old camera it was a bit tempremental with uploading - had to make sure it was switched off then on at the right times and if it was done in the wrong order pc wouldn't read camera and it wasn't particularly intuitive so kept I forgetting the order. Hope that helps cos that's the extent of my knowledge :))

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013, 19:15:39 BST
You want to take photos off the computer and save to the card - right?

Posted on 2 Apr 2013, 19:39:49 BST
Sorry, I mis read title - thought you were trying to save photos from card to pc. So the above advice is probably useless now! Hope the problem gets resolved soon.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Apr 2013, 10:09:18 BST
Eric Naylor says:
Yes, and it makes no difference whether the card is connected to the pc via the camera and a usb cable, or the card is in the relevant slot on the pc

Posted on 6 Apr 2013, 22:05:10 BST
This method works for me , with a Sandisc card and a Dell Inspiron computer or an Asus netbook :- 1. Having previously formatted the card in your camera insert it in the card reading slot in the computer (using a card reader if necessary) 2. Click on START > Computer (may be My Computer) You will see ikons for the drives and so on and you should also see an ikon for the card, double click on this and it should show what ,if anything, is on the card already (obviously you must have room on the card for the images you are going to copy). You then open PICTURES and select the images you want to transfer, then click EDIT > copy to folder , you will see a list of possible destinations, scroll down until you get to Computer double click it to show the various drives and so on that you have already checked, click on the appropriate word (probably "Sandisc") click on Copy and sit back and watch the machine do the work. It is much quicker to do than to write it down, I've never used the lock switch on a card but this must of course be in the OFF position, that is towards the top of the card. There are several other methods but I won't set them out here unless you try the above and it wont work for you. Good Luck
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Posted on 8 Apr 2013, 21:41:13 BST
T.J.Byford says:
Is the problem just with this particular card? Have you tried it in another pc known to work? Have you tried another card in this pc?

Ted's advice should work if you don't have a problem with your pc's card reader. If you are still having problems with your pc recognising that you have inserted an SD card in the pc's card reader, then you can check if your pc's card reader is "broken". I use W7 and you can check if your reader is functioning as follows:

Hit the Start icon and then in the search box that pops up at the bottom start typing in "device manager" and a pop up menu should appear with this option. Click this and you will be presented with a list of all the component devices installed on your pc. Look for "SD Host Adapters" click on this and you will be presented with various options to check. One will say if the device is working properly anyway, so no need to check all the options unless you feel so inclined.

If there is a problem with the SD card reader, you will be presented with a warning sign against the item. Your pc may be able to repair the fault by itself if you try some of the other options available when you searched for device manager.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Apr 2013, 12:45:22 BST
Eric Naylor says:
From Eric Naylor
An update on my problem. With my card in the slot in the pc I can drag and drop photos from the pc to the card, with the card still in the pc I can verify that the photos are definitley on the card, If I put the card into a digital photo frame the photos can be veiwed. But when I put the card into my Lumix DMC-FS10 the display says "card is write protected". The camera works fine in every other respect. but maybe it's a camera problem.

Posted on 9 Apr 2013, 16:16:41 BST
T.J.Byford says:
Going back to my earlier post, does this happen only just with this card, and have you tried another with the same result? Do you have access to another camera to see if this reads the card?

Did you format the card in the pc? You shouldn't do this. Try formatting the card in the camera and try again. This will erase all data on the card, so be sure there's nothing of importance that you need to keep. Also, ensure that the write protect button on the card has not been engaged. This is the tiny button on the side. Ensure it is in the "up" position, that is closest to the end with the contacts.

Is this the first time you've experienced this problem? Has it worked previously? I am not familiar with your camera, but could there be some setting in the camera that is preventing the camera from gaining access to the card?

One last query, then my knowledge is used up. Were the pictures you are downloading back to the card taken with the camera? I've experienced a similar problem when I tried to replay some images on one of my cameras but which were taken on another, of a different make.

Posted on 12 Apr 2013, 13:38:48 BST
Eric, Sorry I had thought the problem was in getting the photos on the card , but your problem is that you can do this but then can't read the card on your particular camera, I agree with Mr Byford, that you should first, before doing anything else , format the card in your Lumix camera , then copy the pics to it and see if that has solved the problem. I assume that the images were JPEGs and originated in a different camera, if the images were in some other format, then I suggest you convert them to JPEGs first. Also try a different card ! I too have found that you can't take a card from one camera and review it on another, so I am fairly confident the initial formatting is (one of ?) the key.

Posted on 12 Apr 2013, 18:12:15 BST
Eric, Being intrigued by your problem I have been trying various plans and have reached the same conclusion, no matter what you do and whatever formatting you use the camera will not read images copied from the computer files. If it is really important to transfer the file to the camera then thereis one way :- make a print and re-photograph it . Sorry I can't help further

Posted on 27 Apr 2013, 16:22:13 BST
Kel49 says:
Eric, When moving the pictures from the PC to the camera they MUST be the same physical format AND resolution that the camera accepts as it's NATIVE format. If you have formatted them EXACTLY this way, and it still does not work, then there is probably some limitation in the camera for accepting 'alien' photos. I have come across this with a Nintendo DS, but it is the first time I have heard of this limitation applied to a proper camera...who knows?

Posted on 8 May 2013, 13:46:48 BST
Steve James says:
Everyone seems to have given you correct answers here, except for one small point:- the camera will create a folder on the SD card where it will same the images, if you are not coppying the images to that same folder it is doubtful that the camera will be able to see them.

What I suggest is to take a photo on the card formatted in the camera, and then copy JPEG images into that same folder from your PC, for example in my case with a Canon EOS 6D, the SD card has the following folders on it when viewed through "My Computer" on the PC, DCIM and a second folder labeled MISC. When I open the DCIM folder, there is a folder inside labeled "100CANON" this is the folder in which the camera images are stored. You therefore need to copy the images to this folder in order to view them in the camera.

Can I ask why you would want to copy files from the PC to the camera, as perhaps there is another solution for what you are trying to achieve.
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