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How to "Format" your memory Stick on Sony PSP.

With Memory Sticks, SD etc, I recommend that every so often, regardless, and particularly, when you first buy a memory stick. You must reformat it on the Sony PSP. So that anything added by the memory stick manufacturer is removed, along with any hidden files you might have accidentally added.
You can format any size Memory Stick Duo in the Sony PSP by doing this:

  1. Push the little HOME button on the bottom left of the face of the unit.
  2. Use the arrow keys to move to the SETTINGS area, then move the up and down keys until you get to System Settings.
  3. Once you are there, click on the "X" button and scroll up and down as needed to find Format Memory Stick. Click on "X" again to select that option.
  4. The Sony PSP will now confirm that you want to reformat the memory stick (which removes every file and game save thereon, of course): choose yes and it'll format in just a few seconds.
Now you have a pristine new Memory Stick to work with and should have no problems with music, photos or other material you might wish to copy onto your PSP.

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memory card corrupted , cant retrieve saved games


Try a "Reformat" or your memory card. here's how.
I recommend that you do this every so often regardless, and particularly when you first buy a memory stick. Reformat it, on the Sony PSP. So that anything added by the memory stick manufacturer is removed, along with any hidden files you might have accidentally added.
You can format any size Memory Stick Duo in the Sony PSP by doing this:
  1. Push the little HOME button on the bottom left of the face of the unit.
  2. Use the arrow keys to move to the SETTINGS area, then move the up and down keys until you get to System Settings.
  3. Once you are there, click on the "X" button and scroll up and down as needed to find Format Memory Stick. Click on "X" again to select that option.
  4. The Sony PSP will now confirm that you want to reformat the memory stick (which removes every file and game save thereon, of course): choose yes and it'll format in just a few seconds.
Now you have a pristine new Memory Stick to work with and should have no problems with music, photos or other material you might wish to copy onto your PSP.

Feb 12, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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I would like to add a memory card reader to my Inspiron B120 that is flush mount so I can just leave it in all the time to read my SD and Sony memory sticks. What would be best?


Hello and thank you for using Fixya.

Your brand of computer calls for DDR2 PC2-4200. This is the "type" you would need to purchase. I would recommend searching eBay for an inexpensive on. The memory sticks come in 1 gig. I would recommedn purchasing 2 sticks of RAM which would eqaul to 2 gigs total.

If you already have a 1 gig stick of RAM, then you would just need to purchase 1 more stick.

As forthe best one, any brand of memory would work. I recommedn Kingston brand but that is just my personal favorite as I know there is a warranty on it and the customer support is great.

Ebay Search

Dec 21, 2009 | Dell Inspiron B120 Notebook

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Memory Sticks, there are so many Sony memory stick of all sizes available but no one seems to know what will work in the F505, Help please,I need another couple of sticks to take on holiday, presant stick is 32mb but cant seem to buy that size anymore. Thanks Neil


There is the memory stick, memory stick pro duo, SD, XD, compact flash, and the list can go on. As long as you get the same type (shape) of card the brand & mega bites or giga bites doesn't really matter. The higher the bites the more memory you'll have.

May 01, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F505 Digital Camera

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well, best buy usually doesn't sell memory sticks, its newer version is memorystick duo
the duo does come with a memorystick adapter
so, just go to any store that sells memory sticks such as bestbuy, walmart, target, etc, and you can buy one there
they should be $20-$50

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