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Memory stick psp not recognising a brand new sony memory stick pro duo. i have tried cleaning the connections and also tried formatting the card in the psp, all it says is, no memory stick inserted. thanks

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I had this very same problem with my unit when I first got it too. And I just went out and purchased a brand new memory stick duo and put it in, and for some reason, wallah! It was working like it never had a problem before! But you should clean all the contacts, blow inside the magic gate and make sure there is no debris/etc. inside there. Also, like the guy before me said, try upgrading the version of your software....

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Re: memory stick

It might be that you need to upgrade your PSP.

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    1) plug your Memory stick Duo/Pro Duo into the card reader on your computer.
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    3) once inside the memory stick, create 2 seperate folders. One called "PSP" and the other one called "MP_ROOT".
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    Note : The PSP Can only handle Certain File types for Pictures, Music, And Video. i would suggest Navigating to before you transfer your files to ensure that you are adding files which are Viewable/Readable by The PSP's software.

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