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PSP not reading Memeory Stick.

Okay, So today I just got an 8 gig SanDisk Micro SD card, along with a Memory Stick Pro Duo compatible micro SD adapter for my PSP. Now I put the 8 gig card in my psp... but my PSP won't recognize it at all. My 32 meg memory card that came with the PSP works just fine... Is it my 8 gig memory card that's at fault? and if so? anyway to fix it? or should I send it back?

what's weird is that when I first tried to copy files to my 8 gig memory card, I couldn't because it was saying that the card was "write-protected" after formatting it on my computer I was able to put files on it... But still no luck when it comes to my PSP recognizing it.

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  • bbluemusiq May 12, 2009

    The advertising said it was a compatible psp memory stick, that's specifically why I bought it.

  • bbluemusiq May 13, 2009

    any specific one you would recommend? and thanks so much, I was ready to send it back, but I'll definitely try the memory formatting tool first.

  • bbluemusiq May 13, 2009

    I'm not TRYING to retrieve any lost or deleted files... I'm asking WHY? my PSP is NOT reading my 8 gig mem stick, but it IS reading my 32 meg one? and is there anyway I can get my PSP to read my 8 gig mem stick?

  • bbluemusiq May 13, 2009

    and another question DOES the memory stick have to be by sony???

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If it is not a psp memory stick,or a compatible psp memory stick,IT will not work.Most memory sticks are not compatible with the psp.


Please take time to rate this fixya

Posted on May 12, 2009

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    Randy Hough May 13, 2009

    Then you just need to download any psp memory formating tool,Just do a search for a free one and you can delete it when your done with it.

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    Randy Hough May 13, 2009

    I will do some research on formatting programs,I have heard of people using them,But I have use one yet so I can't recommend one at this time.The stick doesn't have to be sony brand,But It does have to be compatible,So check that first.I'll post back with a program as soon as I know the best one for you.

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