Common Panasonic Camera Error Messages

Problems are typically rare with Panasonic Lumix digital cameras. They are reliable teams.

On those occasions when you have a problem, you may get an error message on the screen or the camera may stop working for no apparent reason. The seven tips listed below will help you fix your Panasonic camera error messages.

Built-in memory error

If you see this error message on your Panasonic camera, the camera’s internal memory area is full or damaged. Try to download photos from internal memory. If the error message still appears, you may need to format the internal memory area.

Memory card locked / Memory card

Both of these error messages are related to the memory card, rather than the Panasonic camera. If you have an SD memory card, check the write-protect switch on the side of the card. Slide the switch up to unlock the card. If the error message persists, the memory card may be damaged and needs to be formatted. It is also possible that the memory card was formatted using another device that is not compatible with the Panasonic file structure system. Format the card with your Panasonic camera to fix the problem – but formatting the card will erase any data stored on it.

No additional selections can be made

If your Panasonic camera allows you to “save” photos as your “favorites”, you may encounter this error message because the camera has a limited number of photos that can be tagged as favorites, typically 999 photos. You cannot mark another photo as a favorite until you remove the tag from one or more photos. This error message can also appear if you are trying to delete more than 999 photos at a time.

no valid image

This error message usually refers to a problem with the memory card. Most of the time, you will encounter this error message when you try to play images from memory card and the memory card is damaged, empty, broken or formatted by another camera. To repair memory card, you need to format it, but formatting a memory card causes all photos stored on it to be lost. Insert the memory card into another device or your computer and try to download any photos stored on it before formatting it with your Panasonic camera.

Please turn off the camera and turn it on again

At least this error message says “please”. This error message most likely occurs when one of the camera’s hardware parts is malfunctioning, typically a stuck lens casing. To fix this problem, turn off the camera for a few seconds before turning it back on. If this technique doesn’t work, try resetting the camera by removing the battery and memory card from the camera for at least 10 minutes. Replace both items and try to turn on the camera again. If the lens casing becomes clogged as the lens moves through its zoom range, try gently cleaning the casing, removing any debris or debris. If all of these steps don’t fix the problem, you probably need a camera repair center.

This battery can not be used

With this error message, either you have inserted a battery that is incompatible with your Panasonic camera, or you have inserted a battery that has dirty contacts. Gently clean the metal contacts with a dry cloth. Also, make sure the battery case is free of debris. You may sometimes see this error message if you are using a battery that is not made by Panasonic. If the foreign battery is working properly to power the camera, you can probably ignore this error message.

This image is protected

You will see this Panasonic camera error message when the photo you have selected is protected from deletion. Try working with the camera menus to find out how to remove protection labels from photo files.

Different models of Lumix cameras may provide a different set of error messages. If you encounter Panasonic camera error messages that are not listed here, please refer to your Panasonic Lumix camera model’s user guide for a list of other error messages, or visit the support area of ​​the Panasonic website.