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Memory stick won't hold in psp

Does any body have any idea how i can sort out my problem with my memory sticks. i can insert them no problem but they just eject straight back out on the spring load mechanism.

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Re: memory stick won't hold in psp

Hi hi had this problem the other day if u put in a differant card if u have got one it will insert and stay in

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Re: memory stick won't hold in psp

Contact Sony PSP support and hopefully you have your reciept. Sony will refurb your unit if you have original receipt.

Posted on Aug 28, 2007

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See if you can format your memory stick first through your computer than you might be able to format after with your psp.

Also Where did you get your memory stick? Depending on where you bought it (if you bought it on-line) it might be a fake. I would contact the seller for a refund or replacement if that's the case.

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