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PS2 Memory Card Read Error

The system doesn't recognize memory card in slot. If I hold it in REAL firmly we may be able to save a game on occasion

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  • Nate5 Dec 18, 2007

    Well when i insert my memory card  to the slot 1 it doesnt show up..but when i put the same memory card in the second slot it pops first memory slot doesnt work and i cant save some games because they only save out of slot 1. can anyone help me?

  • ggrrr Dec 28, 2007

    i'm trying to save on my ps2 but it won't so i take the memory card from slot 1 and put it slot 2 but it still wont work. then i get 2 memory cards and put them both in both of the slots but it still won't save.

  • mandydaz Dec 30, 2007

    both memory cards ie slot 1 & 2 wont save anything

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2008

    I am having problems saving my game data to my memory cards. It doesn't matter whether I use memory card slot 1 or 2, it still won't save the data. Could it be possilbe that all 3 of my memory cards are defective? They wouldn't all go bad at the same time? I have an older model playstation 2, not the newer slim version.

  • qqshord Feb 09, 2008

    Same problem here...My son's PS2 won't save anything, we just bought him a new 64MB memory card and it shows no card inserted, he has unlocked alot of things on his game and I'd hate for him to lose them, plus the card wasn't cheap, any suggestions??????????

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2008

    when i insert my ps2 memory card, my ps2 will not read it

  • PS2lover May 17, 2008

    I had finally got everything hat I needed to play my PS2, but when I put my memory card into the slot, it just said "no data" on the screen.

  • Anonymous May 24, 2008

    My Memory Card Says No Data I am really Feeling bad.

  • ka pow Jun 17, 2008

    my ps2 memory card did not work because when i go to ps2 browser and i check the memory card and it say CORRUPTED DATA.can any want can help me?

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2008

    its not loading up the data

  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2008

    my playstation 2 knows the memory card is in, but when you go to look at the data is in it it says no data and the memory card doesn't have full free space. so basically the memory card data can't be loaded and can't be saved but it is still there

  • Anonymous Oct 18, 2008

    My memory card has data ,but our playstation2 says there is no data.Please help us!!!!!

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    i cant save anything and i have like 6 years of saved things on my memory card and i am really getting mad can anyone help me???

  • nuub Dec 19, 2008

    The PS2 console can browse the memory card on both unit 1 and 2. I can even copy saved games between the two memory cards.

    All games however all state there are no memory cards present.

    Any help appreciated. TIA

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    playstation2 bought 2008 just quit, won't take any disk and play them even old games that are on the memory card, idon't think memory card is full, also will not let me delete any thing on the memory card will not play old or new disks what gives?

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    i got a 64mb card and most of the time no games read it it worked once for 1 game but thats it how do you get it to work?

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    memory card slot one notworking slot 2 redieing info not games info ?

  • Player9 Jan 12, 2009

    my son has been playing with ps2 and the same memory card for some time- today the machine will not read the card- other cards can be read- just not his (sadly with all of his saved games!) Nothing has happened to the card- just today it does not work. (message- no data- please insert a memory card into slot one) Does this mean the card is busted and he's lost all his games and now we just have to get a new one and he starts over? (9yo very bummed out)

  • jessluvszac Jan 19, 2009

    I have the same issue. My memory cards are read by the PS2 but when I put in a game it says there are no memory cards present. And Ive tryed many different memory cards with the same result.

  • zmir4375 Mar 29, 2009

    I own a ps2 slim SCPH-90004 CB model from India.I brought a memory card Sony 8mb original but my ps2 in browser sometimes detect it and sometimes don't but it does not detect it in the game.What is the problem?

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    i cant save anything! madden 09 for ps2 (the first big one) just has
    this pop up. "error occurred: memory slot1 (ps2) has been removed or
    replaced...... THIS SO DAMN ANNOYING !!! HELP!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    tere i 59 gb but that doesnt work

  • 9906 Apr 28, 2009

    i bought a new ps2 slim SCPH-9004 CB. I live in India.I brought the memory card after sometime.when i opened the memory card and inserted it into my memory card it did not work from the first day itself.When i sometimes hold it very firmly it works and when take my hand of the memory card it stops working.It shows in the browser that "there is no data".

  • ivspd May 02, 2009

    i am not able to save game data on to my 8mb ps2 memory card magic gate.

  • Mini Punchy May 20, 2009

    similar thing here. when i try to save something on it it just says "save failed" or "overwrite failed" when i checked there was some corrupted data and i deleted it, but it still said that there was no memory left on the card, when all there was on the 8MB card was the system configuration. HELP!! is p***ing me off BIG time!! every time i save something it wont let me load it afterwards, even if it says on the mem card it isnt corrupted. HELP plz! thanks

  • Anonymous May 23, 2009

    memory card sloy one dosn't work



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My system keeps saying the memory card has been removed and i even try holding it in or switching slots but it doesnt work???? I HATE MY PS2

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  • N1ght5tream Jul 11, 2011

    I have the same problem ._. how do i fix this?

  • N1ght5tream Jul 11, 2011

    I have the same problem ._. how do I fix this

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    I had to use my old ps1 memory card to save a ps1 game because my ps2 memory cards wouldn't save ps1 games. This should be the main problem which is now solved :)


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Ps2 will not play dvds?you all have to press the on button 3 times,i gurantee it is succesfull

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    it wont work because the player lazer is probably broke


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Erm, i think you all can ************ thanks meet me at birmingham national airport and we can go to my place. ;)

Posted on Dec 26, 2010

Well has sort of same problem but can see the item in memory card and says currupt data litterly but cant delet it but last time this happend only thing that helped it was the format the card which erases every bloody thing XD

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

I am having the same problem but Im wondering if it is more than just a memory card problem. Im thinking that maybe the slot into which the card inserts is the problem. Im wondering if maybe along the way the card got pushed down, not in. The reason I say this might be the problem is because with almost every game system the power cable can go bad because of excessive bending. Im wondering if that could be the problem.

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Ok i dont have a solution but this happened to my memory card all my others work perfectly except this one that i had my best games saved on that took me months to complete are on it and now i cant use it when i try to check the memory card inside it said no space and once stuff appeared in it but it was all corrupted when i tryed to delete it it said cannot delete.

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Hi i have been told that if you have used any un official cheats ie downloaded from the net ( thats what my son did) then thats why both the memory cards have stopped working, suppose it makes sense because its too coincidental that both would stop working at exactly the same time. solution: HAVE TO BUY NEW ONES

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SOURCE: PS2 Memory Card Read Error

I must assume that the card you are talking about is not a Sony brand memory card. Sony Playstations are very picky with memory cards and can cause strange malfunctions even permanent damage if they are not Sony brand or Sony approved memory cards. Sorry that doesn't fix it, but my brother lost his by using a non Sony memory card. It fried the machine.

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SOURCE: PS2 Memory Card Read Error

Assuming you've got the right cards for your system, there are two tests you need to perform:

1. Borrow a memory card from a friend and try saving files to it and then reading them. If this does not work, your PS2 is probably broken and you'll need to get it fixed.

2. If other memory cards work in your system, go over to a friend's house and test your memory card in their system. If this does not work, you know that your memory card is busted and needs to be replaced.

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