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Problem with my PS2 memory card

I just bought my kids a PS2 and an 8MB memory card. I don't know much about either of these items but the memory card was saving information for about the last 4 days, then today it stated that it could not save any information because it may be corrupt. Why would this happen? Nobody has touched the memory card since we put it in the PS2 on Christmas. We are playing Sonic Heros & Spongebob Lights, Camara, Pants. Could the games or the way we have been saving the information have destroyed the card? Please help!

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  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2007

    games can be saved to memory card. System says games saved successfully to slot 1, but then games cannot be accessed. when you go into browser the messge reads do you want to copy or delete. I don't think ps is reading the card

  • mr6645 Jan 14, 2008

    Having the same problem.

  • tlmb Dec 27, 2008

    I have rockband for playstation 2. It played great for a little while on Xmas day.....won't move off of the memory card that says it can't read it. Just went and purchased a new game and same problem. any ideas?

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I've yet to have seen a controller cause an issue except if it is unplugged when the system is saving a game. Also turning off the system while it is saving the game can cause this.

I've never seen a game say that the card is corrupt, when indeed, the card is full.

Did you buy the console and card new or used?

It could be that third party software is installed on the card. If so I would recommend purchasing another card and copy any of the sames you can over to the new card then format to old card. Eventually you will need the second card and this will allow you to keep the games you have saved.

Heck, you could probably take back the old card depending on where you got it.

Let us know if this gets to working for you.

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Sound like too many saved files ..open the card (no game in console) look at the saved files if its full delete something if there is a corrupt file.. here is a foot note copyright seca.sony.

1 If the controller or memory card you are using is neither made nor licensed by Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. (SCEA) for use on the PlayStation 2 console, we would recommend you do not use that product. It has not been tested to perform properly for use on the PlayStation 2 console and, accordingly, SCEA does not recommend its use. Products that fail to meet or exceed SCEA's strict quality standards can cause damage to your PlayStation 2 console immediately or with prolonged use. SCEA is not responsible for damages caused by untested, unlicensed products, and any otherwise applicablewarranties on SCEA products are void. It is the responsibility of the particular company that made the unlicensed peripheral to accommodate you, should its product cause damage to an SCEA product.

i only post that because the user guide has been misplaced by the user

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