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Formatting a psone card

I have a SCPH-70003 model ps 2 and am trying to format a ps one memory card. Every time i start it, it asks me if i want to format the card, and then tells me the formatting has failed. Is there anything i can do about it?

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  • curlyglasses Nov 22, 2008

    i dont have a ps one, but im trying to play a ps one game. i could ask my friend if i could use hers, but does anyone else have any other soultions?

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If you still have a ps1 try to format it in that, other to that the actual card may be faulty.

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