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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 Playstation 2 does not recognise any memory cards in either slot, I have tried several to no avail - it just says no memory card inserted.

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Hi,

Have you tried cleaning the open connections?

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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    Damen Wong Apr 08, 2008

    There could simply just be dust intefering with the connection.

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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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Clean the memory slot with isopropyle alcohol

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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    Maanita Chadha Apr 08, 2008

    Use a ear cleaning swab and dip it into isopropyle alcohol which is easily available in the market and try to clean the metallic contacts and it should work but make sure you turn off the device while you do so.

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