Problems with 8 gb memory stick

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  1. Gagarin
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    Gagarin GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I bought 8 gb Sony memory stick. I formatted it 3 times (twice with psp and one with windows) but still it doesn't work well. I put about 15 isos on it but it shows on my PSP only 3 ond one of them don't work!
    Is it Firmware foult or memory card? Beside PSP it works perfectlly.
    Right now I have 3.80 -m33 and Slim PSP. Maybe should I update to 3.90?
     
  2. tomqman

    tomqman This Is Everyone's Fault But Mine.

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    what game didnt work?
    where are the games on your mem card
    what format are they in
     
  3. xcalibur

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    Are you sure its an original memory stick and not a fake one?
    Fake ones have been known to have issues.

    Go to memorystick on your PSP and press triangle.
    If it says magicgate is nor supported then it means its fake and we can't do much to help you.
     
  4. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

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    try format via your psp and not om the pc, i've read that is supposed to help, and yeah it's possibly a fake memory stick.
     
  5. ryuhosuke

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    it should have no problems.. does it have a sticker on the back? if it does then it is surely a fake
     
  6. silvershadow

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    tru, best way to check if its a fake. to add to this..after u check, and if it turns out to be a fake, then that explains why only some show up, i would have to assume the FIRST THREE that u put on:)
     
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    Problem: You copy 8GB of data, and Only ~1-2GB of Data is ever copied.

    Possible Reason: You bought a fake memory card from ebay that has a hacked partitition table to make it look like 8GB, but in reality, it's 2GB.

    Solution: Use mbredit, fdisk and a formatter other than the windows/psp ones (Like mkfs) to convert it to a normal memory stick.

    Aftermath: Enjoy your slow 2GB memory stick.
     
  8. Twiffles

    Twiffles танковые победы

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    Just in case you didn't know: 3.90M33-2 has fixed the memory stick problems. Seeing as DAX himself wanted to use his 8GB memory stick he added that feature to the firmware update. Everything else either sees a memory stick above 4GB as a 4GB or 2GB.
     
  9. pika3000

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    I know that this sounds like a general solution but for the isos you sohuld make sure that names aren't too long.
     
  10. Gagarin
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    Gagarin GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Well, I didn't say it has 2 gb, it seems that PSP has problems with that card. If it's fake - that's fine, my 4 GB is bootleg Magicgate but works perfectly.
    Tomorrow I will update my CF and I will let you know.


    (files on the memory sticks are short named ISOs, I formated it in PSP, memory card seems to be original [I can send pictures], games that work fine on my 4 GB don't work)