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The screen on my dash camera says disc error. what should I do?

3 Answers

  • keerok
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Replace SD card. Format the card before using.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Whenever asking about electronic products, you must include the make and model.

    Generally, this kind of error can be fixed by reformatting the memory card. 

    If your dashcam uses a removable SD card (which it likely does), reformat the card using the dashcam's format function.  NEVER use any other device to format a memory card other than the exact device the card is to be used with.  Even using a different device of the same model can cause problems.

    If reformatting the memory card doesn't fix the problem, then replace it.

    If replacing the card doesn't fix the problem, then your dashcam needs to be repaired.

    If your dashcam has an internal drive that can't be removed, then try to reformat it and if that doesn't fix it, then the dashcam needs to be repaired.

  • 1 month ago

    As nobody but you knows the make and model, you’d best dig out the user instructions or look them up online.

    Two obvious things to try which work on many dashcams are to disconnect the power and then reconnect it or to try a different SD card.

    A third common possibility is that you’ve tried using the wrong type of SD card. As well as regular size and micro SD, there are three types SD in common usage. SDXC, SDHC, and SD.

    An SDXC compatible device will also accept the earlier SDHC and SD cards. An SDHC device will also work with SD cards. SD compatible devices only work with SD cards, and a few may accept the even earlier MMC format. It’s highly likely that your dashcam is compatible with SDHC but that you’ve tried to use an SDXC which will fit in the same slot but which has storage capacity far larger than an SDHC device can address. That leads to errors like the one you described.

    There are also SDUC cards sold by Panasonic: they’re not an official part of the SD system and are just a Panasonic thing to describe their fastest data transfer rate cards suited for 4K video. In reality tey are just high speed SDXC cards.

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