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Psp memory stick

My aunt justgot me a psp and i got a memory stick and it wont work
so if any of u have a way to solve it i would be great full.

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Re: psp memory stick

By inserting an memory stick into your psp, you can find a memory stick icon displayed under music video photo as well as game section, as long as your psp can detect that, you still got a chance to make it work. Go to the system setting and format your memory stick, so it will create all the relevant directories itself. 

There are many cheap sony replica memory sticks from china and other asian countries, I tried those before, they are not as bad as you are thinking, just like you probably will expreience some slow write and read speed, but they are good enough if you just use them for psp.

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Rather surprisingly, there are a lot of compatibility issues with the Sony PSP and its Memory Stick devices. As far as I can tell, there are two problems, actually. The first is simply that there are a variety of different specific types of memory sticks, so saying "memory stick" doesn't guarantee that your stick will work with your PSP.
As a result, I strongly encourage people to only buy memory sticks that explicitly say "Compatible with Sony PSP" to ensure that you aren't inadvertently buying the wrong kind.
The second issue is a trickier one and is kind of hard to imagine, except it's been widely reported in the media: There are millions of counterfeit memory sticks circulating in China and throughout Asia, and with the rise of cheap offshore electronics shops online and the pervasiveness of eBay auctions, it's not as hard as you might imagine to end up paying a cut rate for a counterfeit memory stick that actually won't work with ANY device, let alone a PSP.

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Okay I'm not exactly sure how your screen looks but it might be the following:
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If its (1) then try:
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If it might be (2) then try:
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is your PSP modified/CFW? if not it wont play cso or iso games. When u formatted your memory stick it will create ISO folder in the root of the memory stick. you said you created the folder, sounds to me that your not using CFW. this wont work.

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Earlier you have said that you were able to play games from memory stick and since you updated your psp firmware the didn't worked.
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Mike @ Compurepair.

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