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Memory card problems

My PS2 browser shows that the memory card is inserted and shows also that is empty. I know that, it's brand new and yes, it's a Sony original Memory card for PS2. But my game can't find the memory card, so it can't be saved. I don't know what's the problem at all. If the PS2 shows that the memory card is in slot one and it is being format already, why my Bandicoot game can't find it to save? I am lost. Thanks for your help.

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Re: memory card problems


Is the game looking in the right slot for the memory card?

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yes you can.. just go into the memory card management and delete files. if you have two of the mem card both in your ps2 you can move over save files too.

Jun 03, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Hi, I am having prblems with my playstation 2. when I turn it on I just get a mesage saying no data this happens with or without a disc in the drive. any ideas.

Your PS2 lens is probably dead now,that is why its showing NO DATA with or without inserting disc.And another reason is you did not have connected your Memory Card in Memory Card slot,if its connected then your memory card too is out of order. I recommend you to do following and check if problem still exists:
  • Try to play New DVD games.
  • Insert some other Memory Card.
  • Clean your PS2 lens,you can watch this video to clean it your self.

Nov 22, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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New ps1 mem card wont formaton ps2...

I have read that some manufacture PS1 memory cards will not work properly on the PS2. I would suggest trying another PS2 to see if it's a problem with your specific PS2. If the memory card doesn't pop up on the browser screen of another PS2, it could be defective or incompatible. If it does work on another PS2, it could be something weird going on with your memory card slot on your PS2.

Oct 09, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Card reader is saying 'no memory card inserted' on ps2

This is either a bad memory port on the PS2 or a fried memory card. I would suggest that you get a brand new memory card and try that. You can get new ones very cheap at Wal-Mart & Target usually has them on clearance.

If the problem persists with the new card then the port is bad. You then have two choices: send it in to Sony and pay approximately $150 for them to repair it out of warranty. (As long as the seal that covers the screws isn't broken.) The positive side of this is that it includes a year warranty.

The second option is to open the case of the PS2 and switch the plugs that go into the memory ports. This will allow you to insert a card into the second (right) port and the PS2 will think it is in port #1.

Sep 18, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Playstation 2 does not detect memory card


Jul 10, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Corrupted Data on PS2 memory card

I don't know if you have been trying to delete the data with a game inside the ps2, but in case you have, try this.

Turn on the system WITHOUT a game inside, select BROWSER, the MEMORY CARD ICON, and i believe the corrupted data icon is a grayish black square. Choose options and then delete.
I am also heard that inserting a music cd will work as well, probably just has to not be a game inside the ps2.

Corrupted data comes from turning off the ps2, or removing the memory card while the game loads or saves data to/from memory card.
I really hope that helps, ps2's are meant to be played! Good luck.

Jan 02, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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II insert the memory card and it doesnt show i have a memory card inserted??????

try getting it checked by a tecnition or if they say it dont work then get a new one or even check the ps2 out

May 27, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Can't browse my ps2 memory card

The Problem can be if you have a guitar hero controler in you need to disconnect it

Oct 29, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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Saving game problem

The memeory card is not inserted correctly,
you have to push it just a little more, after it has been inserted correctly u can save the games   

Oct 24, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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How do i fix my ps2 memory card

Hi Andrew555,


You will see two screws or so that hold the memory card together.  open the case of the memory card, The circuit board is probably slid back and not being held forward so that it inserts fully into the card reader on the PS2. Sometimes, the retianer that keep the memory Circuit board forward breaks, and you will have to use your ingenuity to figure a way to keep the circuit board pushed forward. 

Oct 15, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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