Unable to format memory stick pro duo

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  1. chaostrik3r
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    So i bought a 8gb memory stick pro duo from ebay and when i got it it was not recognized on my psp. I try formatting on the psp and in windows but it kept saying unable to be format.
    The step which i try to format is format removable disk->change to ntfs->8gb version->format. I also notice capicity says 32mb so i'm afraid it is a fake.
    The numbers on the back are
    MSX-M8GN
    S406L 1L
    Complies Canada
    ICES/MND-003
    MADE IN JAPAN
    http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/3604/img0533b.jpg
    http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/8789/img0532p.jpg
     
  2. Blazekid3

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    i have the same memory stick but is psp branded and i can format it but why you want format your memory stick???
     
  3. Jamstruth

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    Looks like a fake due to build quality which looks terrible on pictures. I don't have a similar Sony Memory Stick (mine is PSP branded) so can't make a good comparison.

    Also don't format to NTFS, try FAT if you can.

    @Blazekid When you buy a memory stick it usually needs formatted so that the computer knows what to do with it and where it can place data.
     
  4. chaostrik3r
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    No luck i try formatting it in fat and ntsf and it still say unable to be formatted. Is there any type of software for formatting?
     
  5. dirty_harry

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    FAT32. You can try the panasonic formatter. It may be faulty, if nothing works email them and send it back for a refund.
     
  6. xist

    xist ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ

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    That looks so fake....
     
  7. sfg

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    Let me guess: Chinese seller?

    You're almost sure to get fake memory sticks from Chinese sellers. I didn't believe it myself and I got burned.

    And anyway, Ebay is the worst place to buy memory sticks. Better Newegg or Amazon.
     
  8. chaostrik3r
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    chaostrik3r Newbie

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    @sfg
    It was from an American seller but it was used, anyways got i got a refunded.
     
  9. azoreseuropa

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    Dont trust any accessories from China or Hong Kong at ebay... They are getting advantage of you. You need to report to Ebay Authority and they will caught them for those false accessories from China or Hong Kong.
     
  10. sfg

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    He just said it was from an USA seller. Unfortunately not only the Chinese sell crap.

    And anyway, ebay may or may not do anything. For example I wasn't reimbursed for the fake memory stick I bought. Even though the description of the auction stated that the seller is responsible to pay return shipping, ebay/PayPal wanted me to pay to send it back. And keep in mind, it WAS a fake memory stick (512Mb instead of 16GB(!)), I wasn't returning it because I didn't like the color.
     
  11. I2aven's_Sag

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    try reformatting it through the PSP itself, I'm surprised no one has mentioned this?
     
  12. azoreseuropa

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    @stg,

    I know but I am telling him about other countries if he didnt know that. [​IMG]
     
  13. FencingFoxFTW

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    some US sellers just bulk order from china and then they sell that crap here