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My sony playstation won't save.

I put my 8mb memory card in slot one but the save menu says the memory card is't their so I tried slot two but, most games will automaticly check slot one how do i fix slot one.

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  • salvosweetie Aug 13, 2008

    Only seems to not save on Final Fantasy IX, Time Splitters saves fine

  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008

    snap slot1 dead slot 2 still works this is really annoying as some games only read from slot 2 please help

    (note: dont mind taking apart my ps2)

  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008

    oops only read from slot 1 sorry for the typo



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I fixed it there was a lose connection on the inside of my playstation so if you open yours youll probable find slot 1 isnt connected or is only partly connected

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