View Full Version : Guide: how to fix a corrupt memory stick on a 1.5 PSP. (no MS reader needed)

April 12th, 2006, 07:16
Okay, i stumbled on this neat little trick about
6 months ago and i don't think anyone else has discovered it yet...

It's very simple.
1. Remove the corrupt memory stick from your PSP.
2. Go to system settings and choose format memory stick.
3. When it tells you all the data will be deleted and asks if you're sure, insert the corrupt memory stick and choose yes.

I never submitted this before because i wasn't sure that
this was what fixed it, but it's worked for me twice now so i'm pretty sure it works.

Mods, could you please move this to the news forum? =P

April 12th, 2006, 17:58
sounds good, if my memory stick ever becomes corrupt ill give it a shot.

August 10th, 2007, 17:15
This doesn't work, nor any method for me. I get a format error (80220089)

August 11th, 2007, 14:02
How do MC's get corrupt???

August 11th, 2007, 14:10
cyber_jc28, like any other portable storage device - either the file system becomes corrupted or there is a hardware fault with the device itself.

If it's the file system, use chkdisk on Windows or fdisk on Linux.

August 11th, 2007, 14:29
doesnt work at all

January 5th, 2009, 21:37

It worked for me!

April 7th, 2009, 07:18
I tried to reformat my memory stick several times but my files keep on getting corrupted? ANyone knows whtat to do?

April 7th, 2009, 08:47
but my files keep on getting corrupted?Sounds like the flash is wearing out and causing bit rot. The stick probably needs replaced.

If anything, use it as a convienient excuse to get a Photofast CR-5400. MicroSDs are much cheaper than MSPDs.

June 22nd, 2009, 16:58
Thanks, iŽll sure try it. appreciate it

November 21st, 2009, 16:37
Hey thanks for the info but after i trieed to do that it said that there was no memory stick inserted even though i was sure i put it in. Any help?

June 7th, 2010, 06:28